music industry

  • Dice Wants To Be The First Gig Ticketing Giant That Music Fans Adore

    Dice Wants To Be The First Gig Ticketing Giant That Music Fans Adore

    UK music ticketing startup Dice, launching today in London on iOS and Android, is looking to tear up the traditional ticket buying process by ripping out booking fees and sending the middleman up in virtual smoke. The KLF would surely be proud. Read More

  • Keen On... Jon Irwin of Rhapsody

    Keen On… Rhapsody: How Streaming Is Radically Reinventing The Music Industry

    Jon Irwin, President of Rhapsody, told me at SFMusicTech that smartphone technology – particularly the IOS and Android platforms – has enabled a radically new experience for music lovers. As Irwin explained, this shifts the industry’s business model from the sale of product to what he calls “streaming as a platform,” noting the increasing dominance of… Read More

  • Apple's 10-inch tablet confirmed by the Financial Times

    Can Apple save the music industry again? The rumor is that Apple is currently in secret talks with EMI, Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music Group on project “Cocktail.” The major labels are once again looking to Apple to revive the slumping industry with a full-featured tablet that’s a bit of a throwback to the golden era of record sleeves, artwork, liners, etc. Read More

  • The Recording Industry Decides To Stop Suing Its Customers

    After suing tens of thousands of customers to no avail, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has decided to change tactics. Instead of dragging music downloaders and file-sharers into court, it has somehow convinced ISPs to take on the role of digital policeman (and jury and judge). The WSJ reports: The decision represents an abrupt shift of strategy for the industry, which… Read More

  • RIAA wins this one; OSU filesharing offenders named


    Seven months after the RIAA requested the names of 11 OSU students accused of copyright infringement, the university is finally coughing them up in the face of further legal threats. The courts decided that there was no good reason the uni shouldn’t give the RIAA the names, so while OSU stalled as long as they could, they would now face contempt of court if they don’t follow… Read More

  • Sacrebleu! AmazonMP3 to expand internationally this year

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    AP image: The magic of Amazon AmazonMP3, the best way to get DRM-free MP3s onto your iPod—iTunes sells AACs, some with DRM—,will be available in other, non-U.S. countries beginning this year… and that’s all the info we have. No specific dates, no pricing information, no region-specific peculiarities. Just the warm feeling that… Read More

  • What washed up rock star blames college kids for killing the music industry?

    The record industry doesn’t have a f—ing clue how to make money. It’s only their fault for letting foxes get into the henhouse and then wondering why there’s no eggs or chickens. Every little college kid, every freshly-scrubbed little kid’s face should have been sued off the face of the earth. They should have taken their houses and cars and nipped it right there… Read More