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Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: (Not So) Gently Down the Stream

Shelly Peiken | Posted 04.30.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

If you've been in the songwriting business for more that a few years, you've undoubtedly seen your royalty statements fizzle so I'm sure this statement will make you crazy: Spotify is worth more than the entire U.S. music industry.

A New Age of Dis-Connectivity in Music

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rick Carnes

Back when the big labels were rolling in money they could afford to invest in diversity in their catalogs. Now the business has been reduced to 'crank up the computer and crank out another track' exactly like the last hit.

Net Neutrality -- Can We Trust the FCC Not to Censor the Internet?

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rick Carnes

The history of the FCC is replete with examples of attempts to apply decency rules and censorship to content. Should we believe that 'this time it's different?'