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The Classic Crime in Haiti

Jorge Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jorge Hernandez

Classic Crime, a Seattle-based band, inspired by a previous trip to Port-au-Prince are working hard to draw attention and raise money for Haiti with their music.

Book Publishers. Stop Scaring Me.

Susan Piver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Susan Piver

When it comes to the digitization of product and attempts to master/mangle the phenomenon of social media and file-sharing, the publishing business is where the music business was about 10 years ago.

The Macmillan vs. Amazon Throwdown

Susan Piver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Susan Piver

Here is one woman's blow-by-blow view of how we got to a place where retailers control basically everything about how a book reaches your hand.

Grammy Awards - Music on Life Support

Luke Crampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Luke Crampton

To give you an idea of how dire the proceedings were, perhaps the best music of the evening was the lilting cover version of the Church hit, 'Under The Milky Way' in the Lincoln car commercial during the break.

Hope for Haiti - No Hope for Music

Luke Crampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Luke Crampton

The overall impression of the Hope for Haiti telethon was one of maudlin karaoke. The song choices were largely unimaginative and the performances weak.

Judge Cuts $2 Million Penalty In Woman's Illegal Song-Sharing Case

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge on Friday drastically reduced a nearly $2 million verdict against a Minnesota woman found guilty last year of shar...

Five Music Industry New Year's Resolutions

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

This year, let's see some artists take the stage who have zits on their face, sweat stains under their armpits, hairs out of place, and clothes they bought themselves.

Life After Print: URB Magazine 2.0

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Raymond Leon Roker

While many have quickly lamented URB's print hiatus or reminisced about our long legacy, there is also an unfortunate feeding frenzy on even the hint of print's presumed, imminent demise.

Music, Service and a Long Overdue Strategy

Chad Stokes Urmston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chad Stokes Urmston

The music industry must be smarter, and speak with one voice as an industry to be recognized as a force for good. Combined, we have the untapped potential of millions of live music fans, waiting to make their nation a better place.

25 Recordings Added To Grammy Hall Of Fame (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It might be a Man's World, but there's always room for California Girls. A list of 25 recordings has been announced for the 2010 Grammy Hall of Fame ...

Bono's "One" Ignorant Idea

Gigi Sohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gigi Sohn

If Bono truly cares about poverty, education, health care and fair trade in developing regions, he should be against draconian copyright enforcement regimes and for more balance.

Adventures of Power: Air-Drumming in America

Ari Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ari Gold

The genesis of the movie was simple: air-drumming looks sublimely ridiculous. Yes, you've seen that guy at the concert, hitting his fists in the air, in perfect time with Judas Priest.

Music Industry Inches Forward into Reality

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sahil Kapur

With innovations sprouting all over the web to make music distribution simpler and more user-friendly, the music industry is gradually coming to terms...

AFI's Davey Havok Weighs In on Rock Band, Surviving Catholic School, and Crash Love

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Contrary to the guyliner and oft-black or goth-esque tight outfits, AFI shouldn't be restricted to the Hot Topic shelves and Twilight circuit.

Peter, Paul and Mary -- and Me

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Safavi

"Puff the Magic Dragon" became my son's first favorite song. Without failure, he stopped whatever he was doing when the song began and crawled over to the tape recorder.

Mark Knopfler: 'I Have Become A Veteran At This Music Thing'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

The guy whose band, Dire Straits, sold 120 million records has made a CD that will be appreciated mostly by the smallest cohort of music lovers: smart, literate grownups who can read without moving their lips.

China Cracks Down On Online Music

Marianne Barriaux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING (AFP) - China has announced that all songs posted on music websites must receive prior approval and foreign lyrics must be translated into...

Apple Expected To Unveil New Ipod Next Week

Huffington Post/ AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Apple Inc. has officially set Sept. 9 as the date for its next music-themed product launch event in San Francisco. Apple unveiled redesigned iPod N...

Why Red Bull Might Save Music

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

Music sales are plummeting -- both digital and physical. In part, this is due to the economy -- if a consumer has to choose between dinner and a CD, most will choose dinner.

Movie review: It Might Get Loud

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a kind of guitar summit, with the three guitarists sitting around in overstuffed chairs on a platform in the middle of an L.A. soundstage, talking about electric guitars and playing them.

Should Internet Content Be Free? The Best Model to Save Newspapers, Books, and Music in the Digital Age

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Anis Shivani

How can we retain, even enhance, creativity in the digital age, taking advantage of near-zero costs of redistribution? Two recent books consider the question.

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Two Huge Concerts

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A full roster of music legends will help the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrate its silver anniversary with two sweeping concerts in Madison Square Ga...

A Eulogy for Michael Jackson's Childhood

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Haimoff

Jackson would have been better off if "I Want You Back" wasn't in our iTunes libraries. He would have been better off if Off The Wall had never come out. If no one had ever heard of Bad or Thriller.

Bonnaroo 2009: How Green Was Your Music Festival?

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

Amidst all the good vibes, what of Bonnaroo's massive carbon footprint?

Ticketmaster Takes Artists' Web Content and Runs

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

In an under-reported move, Ticketmaster-owned Echomusic dumped a whole bunch of artists with 30 days notice, took their content, and in effect cast them into the netherworld of cached pages and lost content.