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Apple to Announce Streaming Music Service at WWDC

Richard Tso | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Richard Tso

Audiophiles, this one's for you. Pandora better take notice -- Apple is getting into the streaming music business and has a monetization strategy to boot.

Liam Gallagher Blasts Daft Punk

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment

Liam Gallagher is never one to hold back, this time aiming his animus at acclaimed French duo Daft Punk. Referring to "Get Lucky," the band's popu...

Interview With Tommy Mottola, Music Industry Legend and Author of Hitmaker

Teddy Wayne | Posted 03.27.2013 | Books
Teddy Wayne

Tommy Mottola is a legend in the music industry. Now he's told the story of his life in Hitmaker. I spoke with him about where the industry is heading, and which Swedish man is responsible for the last pop song you hummed to.

Justin Timberlake Reportedly Working On New Music

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.02.2012 | Entertainment

Yes, we've heard rumors of a new Justin Timberlake album before. But maybe a pop music miracle has occurred and J.T. has decided to shine his musical ...

Musician Will Ackerman Joins Isadar's Musical Forces, Talks Carnegie Hall (PHOTOS)

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 08.11.2012 | Weird News
Alexandra Holzer

My only ghost encounter happened when I was in college. I was sleeping over at my brother's home when I awoke in the middle of the night. I opened my eyes and there was a woman standing on the side of the bed just looking at me!

Natural Hair Song Deemed Racist!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Black Voices

We couldn't stop laughing when Franchesca Ramsey joked about white girls comparing the feel of black girls' hair to a Brillo pad in her "Sh-t White Gi...

Steve Popovich: A Music Industry Legend

Holly Cara Price | Posted 08.12.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

I had the privilege of knowing Steve Popovich, whom I met several years ago when I was working for Steven Van Zandt. Pops was one of a kind: a generou...

Why Sony Music Should Only Release Solo Female Artists

Jeffrey Rabhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeffrey Rabhan

A close look at Sony music shows a label bloodline filled with more industry queens, princesses, and duchesses than any other, and a proven half-century of lady-centric executive leadership.

Sony Launches Music Streaming Service

AP | TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

TOKYO — Sony Corp. on Wednesday launched a music streaming service in a bid to boost sales of its consumer electronics and break Apple's dominan...

Atlas Sound Wrests Control of the Bedroom Back From Sony Music

Jason Sigal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jason Sigal

Atlas Sound (the solo project of Deerhunter's Bradford Cox) just released four free volumes of Bedroom Databanks. In response, Sony Music sent a copyright takedown notice.

Sony Rolls Out Rival To iTunes

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Sony has launched a new music and video download service as it gears up to challenge Apple's iTunes....

Infinite Arms: A Conversation with Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Through their two previous Sub Pop albums, the group Band of Horses developed a loyal fan base and a sound that many compared to that of Neil Young's. To discuss their new project and its brave DIY origin is the group's lead singer, Ben Bridwell.

Michael Jackson-Sony Deal: King-Of-Pop Estate Lands Deal Worth At Least $200 Million

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The estate of Michael Jackson has landed the late King of Pop the biggest recording deal in history: a $200 million guaranteed con...

Pearl Jam Is No. 1

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

Pearl Jam is probably one of the few bands of this generation who didn't sell out, who didn't say "how high," when the label said "jump."

HuffPost Exclusives: R.E.M. and Cory Chisel, Plus Bruce Hornsby Interview, Big Star Box, Paolo Nutini Live, This Week's New Albums, and more...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

R.E.M. will be releasing Live At The Olympia, a 39-song, two CD set containing "working rehearsals" from 2007. I was lent a track that captures the band's energy and insightful views.

Arctic Monkeys' Humbug, This Week's New Album Releases, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

It's refreshing that a young, promising group like Arctic Monkeys and its producers were smart enough to reinvent the brand before it got stale and formulaic, which this project absolutely is not.

New Tunes On Monday: Woodstock, Woodstock Two, The Woodstock Experience, Woodstock the DVD, Woodstock the Website...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Well, it's that time again: Woodstock Fever has arrived (beads and headbands optional) to remind us there actually was music made before American Idol.

The Top Five Boneheaded Music Industry Moves Of 2008

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

In a business where, for the last decade or so, every move made by a major record label or established artist is almost guaranteed to be a dumb one, it's hard to pick a mere five as the créme de la créme of stupidity.

Holdout Sony Now Selling On Amazon MP3 Store

New York Times | BRAD STONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sony BMG, the music company, announced Thursday that it would become the fourth and final major label to begin selling digital music on Amazon.com, of...