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New Music Seminar: A Conversation With Tom Silverman, Plus Chatting With Marty Stuart and Jesse Winchester

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Reevaluating Ownership

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 06.06.2012 | Small Business
Jennifer Hamady

Trademarks are becoming as common as commas, yet with a far greater impact than overused punctuation. While the legal lockdown of conversational language is progressing, the copyright law and rights are being thoroughly challenged.

Pirate or Pioneer? My Daily Downloads Are Illegal -- For Now

| Anonymous | Posted 01.20.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Rhapsody Buys Napster

Posted 12.03.2011 | Technology

By Yinka Adegoke (Reuters) - Two of the longest-running names in digital music, Rhapsody and Napster, are combining in a bid to grow market share a...

Jason Gilbert

Boyz II Men Member: 'In The Next 10 to 15 Years, All Music Is Going To Be Free' | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

"In the next 10 to 15 years, all music is going to be free," Nathan Morris, member of stalwart R&B group Boyz II Men, told HuffPost over the phone. It...

Sean Parker: I Trolled For Girls On Myspace

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.22.2011 | Technology

"So, what inspired you to write 'Sexyback'?" That's how Jimmy Fallon began his interview with Sean Parker at the NExTWORK conference. Played by Jus...

SwoonXO and Shawn Fanning's Supyo Kickstart Live Social Networking Punch

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Technology
Harmon Leon

Chatroulette is like the Wild West of live social networking where deviant behavior becomes the unmonitored norm. Shawn Fanning's next big endeavor is a "live" social network site named Supyo -- Chatroulette done right.

Big Five Music Subscriptions Reviewed: Should You Make the Leap?

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 07.06.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Compared to things like bicycles or shoes, music subscription services are remarkably undifferentiated. They all have more or less the same selection ...

John Lennon? Meh... Keith Green's Revolution Was Far More Interesting

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

When I think of the life and premature death of a musician who really rejected materialism and was for all practical purposes the Godfather of the Napster Generation, I think of Keith Green.

What The Beatles' Success on iTunes Means for Banks

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

What is under attack here is not The Beatles, it's the physical distribution of goods that can easily be digitized. The bank sector is in massive trouble because almost everything a bank does can be digitized.

Social Network: What Happened to the Napster Film?

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

"Social Network" is a genius film, largely due to the acting and Aaron Sorkin's screenplay. It's so good, you don't notice the music, which is a true ...

Movie review: The Social Network

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Social Network satisfies in ways great and small, as it tells a small story with big implications.

There's A New Music Chart Sheriff In Town

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

BigChampagne Media Measurement has launched the Ultimate Chart ( - an unprecedented single source for music charts of the week's...

Allure of the Hive: Experts on Connectivity, Social Networking and Social Change

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

A distinguished panel of experts gathered Saturday at the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination for a standing room-only r...

A Look at Abundance at SXSW 2010

Dr. John Grohol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. John Grohol

Mr. Shirky walked the audience through multiple examples throughout history where abundance changed the societal landscape. He also emphasized how much value we can all get through greater "civic sharing."

Napster Effect On Books: The Way Of The Future?

The New York Times | RANDALL STROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

You can buy "The Lost Symbol," by Dan Brown, as an e-book for $9.99 at Or you can don a pirate's cap and snatch a free copy from another ...

The Facebook Movie Puts the zZzZ's in Zuckerberg

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Other than getting laid by an Asian chick in a bathroom stall at a "nice club in Cambridge.." -- Zuckerberg's life comes across as a rather joyless verging on meaningless grind.

Digital Hollywood on the Music Industry: Still Doomed?

Alexia Tsotsis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexia Tsotsis

The outlook for the record industry as we know it seems pretty bleak, as the hydra of file sharing and downloading will not quell anytime soon, despite the anti-Pirate Bay ruling late last month.

A Bold, Old Idea for Saving Journalism

Walter Isaacson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Walter Isaacson

I hope that 2009 will be the year when creators of valuable content start charging and readers begin paying for the journalism they want.

RIAA Throws In The Towel

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

So, the RIAA has finally given up on its insane policy of suing music-lovers. It's about time.

Paul Simon's Lyrics & The Case Of The Vanishing Compact Disc

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The problem of compact discs disappearing from the marketplace is worse than it was only a year ago. Store buyers just ain't a-buyin' from the labels, and it's looking grim all over.

Old Tricks In The Futile Battle Against iTunes

Silicon Alley Insider | Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Rhapsody is set to take on Apple's (AAPL) iTunes, Amazon's (AMZN) MP3 store, and Napster (NAPS) with a new, long-awaited DRM-free music store, launchi...