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Category Archives: Music Industry

Music Journalism is the New Piracy

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Imagine you’re a music journalist who maintains a blog. You’ve just found a great, new, virtually-unknown artist that you want to tell the world about. How can you do so, in a way that is simple and convenient for your … Continue reading

Apple TV

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Tired of ripping and having to deal with compressions and codecs to get videos onto your iTunes then on TV? Well don’t nag, you probably don’t have Apple TV. It is still the best way to stream media from iTunes … Continue reading

Circuit City closing 20% of their stores

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  RICHMOND, Va. – As the lights go out at about 20 percent of Circuit City‘s stores, the company is hoping that by closing hundreds of stores and cutting thousands of jobs it can survive consumers who are reluctant to spend … Continue reading

Christina Aguilera – Keeps Gettin’ Better

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This premiered on iLike (which I believe is the first premiere they’ve ever had). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPDp1bkO2ow]

Napster sells out…

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…to Best Buy for a whopping 121 Million. “Electronics retail giant Best Buy announced a definitive merger agreement to acquire digital music service provider Napster for $121 million. Per terms of the deal, Best Buy will scoop up Napster’s 700,000 … Continue reading

To help all you rock stars

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A screencast ArtistData, a website that allows musicians to manage their data more efficiently. http://www.artistdata.com [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb-JNxUHdGI]

Britney Spears will NOT preform at the VMAs

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In an uterly devestating statement, Britney’s manager Larry Rudolph told Ryan Seacrest yesterday that there will absolutely, positively be NO VMA peformance. “Britney Spears will not be performing at the VMAs this year. I’m telling you officially and unequivocally.” My … Continue reading

DMB’s LeRoi Moore passes away at 46

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Another sad day in entertainment.  Dave Matthews Band’s much loved saxophonist LeRoi more passed away late Tuesday night at the 46. He was injured back in June while out ATV riding-he broke a rib and punctured a lung.  His death … Continue reading

More trouble at Warner Music Group

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Hot on the heels of Lyor Cohen’s highly publicized (and criticized) decision to cash in 6.9 million worth of WMG shares…another top exec has exercised his right to cash in his options. EVP Human Resources, Mark David Ansorge, converted $75,000 … Continue reading

Forbes list of the top 20 richest in rap.

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This list is just based of last year, not all time (fyi) 1. 50 Cent – $150 million 2. Jay-Z – $82 million 3. P Diddy – $35 million 4. Kanye West – $30 million 5. Timbaland – $22 million … Continue reading