Alan Ellis, operater of former p2p juggernaut OiNK, was cleared of all charges last Friday in a British court.For those not in the know, file-sharing is a pretty big way of life for some music fans. Shawn Fanning pushed the practice into prominence in the late 1990s with his super-slick software ... More >>
Music's big four are launching CMX in the hopes of offering fans more for their digital music download bang -- will it work?As announced Saturday, the Big Four music labels -- Sony, EMI, Warner and Universal -- are all planning a new technology that will allow an album sleeve to be included in di ... More >>
Can Virgin - with the help of Universal Music - effectively end online music piracy? We'll have to wait and seeIn an effort to help and curtail online music piracy, Universal Music will partner up with U.K. telecommunications ("telco," if you're British) provider Virgin Media to launch an unlimited ... More >>
eMusic adds Sony and pisses off its indie rock-savvy clienteleThese troubling financial times call for belt-tightening across American society. We all know what's going on with the auto industry, and the record industry is not safe from this recession. As announced Monday, online music retailer eMus ... More >>
Literally, it's the most inane piece of twaddle I've read since the days when erstwhile pop star Jewel penned poetry. I'm talkin' about O.J. Simpson-expert and CNN talking head Jeffrey Toobin's suggestion in a post for The New Yorker online that ex-Arizona guv and DHS honch-ess Janet Napolitano woul ... More >>
Embedded video from CNN Video What's the difference between neo-Nazi hugger, and forwarder of white supremacist e-mail, state Senator Russell Pearce and Gov. Janet Napolitano on immigration? Well, to judge by this CNN excerpt from Nappy's DHS confirmation hearings yesterday, I'd say, not much. A lo ... More >>
Happy New Year, Phoenix. Here's one last look at 2008 with the top five blogs as determined by the sheer number of eyes that read them. Catch the top three slots after the jump. 5 - The Nintendo Experience Mobile Tour I want to be the kind of Nintendo fan that happily shrieks at the chance to pl ... More >>
What the hell is wrong with Metallica? I had some empathy about the whole Napster snafu in 2000, when the band complained about copyright violations and being ripped off for royalties when Napster was a free file-sharing site. Metallica won a settlement from Napster (now a pay site), and alienated a ... More >>
The son of Napster moves to sign every unsigned band on Earth
Or: How Mark Cuban would have and could have saved the music biz
After whacking Napster, the labels needed their own digital download alternatives, and fast. It shows.
Can one man persuade millions of people to pay for their 'free' music?
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their 'free' music?
Music, money and mayhem clog MP3 download sites