Marie-Alicia Chang, co-founder of Semetric, discusses the music industry and how live events such as festivals drive online streaming and downloading.» Read More
Warren Buffett took a break recently from making multi-billion dollar investments in American business icons to play the ukulele with two musicians who, unlike the Omaha billionaire, actually make a living as professional musicians.
There's been plenty of debate about whether the century-old music royalty system should be entirely overhauled to keep up with the realities of digital distribution.
MySpace, owned by News Corp, has made deals with the four music giants, EMI Group, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, and Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which are also equity partners in the venture.
Who says you can't make money in the music industry. MySpace Music is signing on big name sponsors including Toyota, McDonald's, State Farm, and Sony Pictures. The site will stream tracks on demand, for free. That means that advertisers are particularly important to this venture's success, and they're getting exposure, front and center.
Concert promoter Live Nation is preparing to go from being Ticketmaster's biggest partner to its biggest rival, and it just scored a big coup; a deal that will jump start LiveNation's ticket business.
Following are the week's biggest winners and losers, including a couple of well-known household goods companies, a luxury brand and a couple of techs thrown in for good measure.
U.S. rapper and hip-hop mogul 50 Cent sued Taco Bell on Wednesday, saying the restaurant chain made him the star of its hip-hop themed ad campaign without his permission and without paying him a fee.
One week until the SAG contract expires, and a deal appears highly unlikely. This as the Screen Actors Guild celebrates 75 years of butting heads with the studios. But Tom Hanks is among those actors telling SAG to butt out of another union’s contract offer...
Los Angeles has a beautiful train station ... pity it lacks a key modern touch.
Cramming into a rusty, creaky van and playing dive bars and house parties is a summer ritual for many young musicians and ambitious independent bands trying to get exposure, but high gas prices are putting the brakes on new bands' tours.
Yesterday afternoon I flying back from a shoot, seated next to a girl who seemed about ten, who spent the flight pouring over tween magazine articles about the Jonas Brothers.
LiveNation, the world's largest concert promoter is facing a serious shakeup. The company is "negotiating the exit" of Michael Cohl, the company's chairman, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Two musicians with very different styles who didn't know anything about each other are now working together to promote social action. One of them is Akon, the internationally famous Senegal-born "soul singer." The other musician is Peter Buffett, son of the internationally famous investor Warren Buffett.
AND YOU THINK YOU'RE HAVING A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE: Here are two videos of one office worker who apparently can't take it anymore. Something sets him off, and he starts throwing things. The videos are making the rounds on the Internet, igniting debate over whether they're authentic, or just well-crafted put-ons. They look pretty real to me. (Note: Content may be considered mature. Viewer discretion advised.)
The posts from today's live blogging of the Apple World Wide Developers Conference and launch of the new generation iPhone from the Moscone West building in San Francisco, California.
Wal-Mart - already the biggest music retailer in the US - is now bypassing record labels and striking distribution deals directly with musicians.
"Forget bartending school, I am going to the school of bud. BTW - as I sit at my desk in pain (played 3 hours of hoops last night and my knees are not happy with me) I wonder, how come Vicodin doesn't come in more than one flavor or variety..."
Nearly 32 million people tuned in. Good news, bad news for News Corp. Good news--ratings didn't slip, as they have been most of the season. Bad news--David and David were so much better than Jordin and Blake a year ago, the competition so much stiffer, why didn't the ratings outperform?
Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon Stephen Greenberg is announcing the Hampton's Plastic House in which for a half a million dollars, a lucky consumer can get a summer mansion in Hampton's with a season full of lipo, new boobs and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of treatments including...