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In the past decade, the digital revolution in the music industry has exploded. Apple led the pack and changed the way music is listened to, stored and purchased today. With all the convenience of digital music, there has been one major downside.
A songwriter and music producer who claims he helped launch pop star Lady Gaga says she squeezed him out of her lucrative career after he co-wrote some of her songs, came up with her stage name and helped get her record deal.
Eighteen hundred bands, music industry execs, and thousands of fans are gathering in Austin for the annual South by Southwest music conference and festival.
Monetizing a streaming music website may seem like a far-fetched idea in a day and age when piracy is running rampant, but it's exactly what Daniel Ek, CEO of online music service Spotify.com sees in his company's future.
Michael Jackson's estate has signed a $250 million album deal with Sony in an attempt to tackle the debt built up by the late singer.
Since 1987, the NCAA men's basketball tournament on CBS has concluded with a video montage backed up by David Barrett's original song "One Shining Moment." Barrett sang the song for the first decade before his voice was replaced by Teddy Pendergrass and then Luther Vandross.
Tim Westergren recently sat in a Las Vegas penthouse suite, a glass of red wine in one hand and a truffle-infused Kobe beef burger in the other, courtesy of the investment bankers who were throwing a party to court him.
For more than 70 years, royalty payments for air time have flowed to the songwriters and music publishers but not to the musicians or record companies. Now there is a renewed drive to revisit that arrangement, and in recent weeks the volume of the discussion has increased several decibels.
When executives for Canadian television started dreaming up their coverage for the Olympics in Vancouver, they didn’t just want to commission a theme song to play on its telecasts. They wanted to own it.
Harry Shearer takes on Wall Street in his new CD, "Greed and Fear." After I wrote about the CD yesterday, the funnyman dropped me a line to explain why he set his comical crosshairs on Wall Street. Here's what he had to say.
Harry Shearer has long poked fun at Corporate America as the voice of Homer Simpson’s diabolical boss Mr. Burns on “The Simpson’s.” But with his new CD, “Greed and Fear,” he's taken on the roles of Mr. Goldman — and Mr. Sachs!
How well do you know the time when Bob Dylan went electric, LSD went mainstream and "Laugh-In" made sense of it all? Take our 1960s Boomer culture quiz and find out.
The Cyrus family, well-known for building an achy-breaky empire around 17-year-old Miley, is now turning its expertise to nine-year-old sister Noah (unusual name for a girl). Noah is already in the midst of launching a clothing line with her BFF, eight-year-old actress Emily Grace Reaves.
While singers brought home plenty of awards from the Grammys last night, the biggest winner was CBS. The network scored its highest ratings in six years — preliminary Nielsen ratings show a 35 percent increase in viewers to 25.8 million viewers.
With the Grammys coming Sunday, and Apple's big iPad release just a few days old, it's a good opportunity to take a look at just how far digital music has come, and what a big role Apple has played in all this.
The world's largest ticketing giant, Ticketmaster, and concert promoter, Live Nation just tackled a huge barrier to their planned merger. The two companies have reached agreements with the Department of Justice so the new "Live Nation Entertainment" is just around the corner.
I have watched "American Idol" from Season 1, Day 1. Part of what makes the show so wonderful is hearing the stories behind the contestants. Americans of every shape, size, color, creed, sexual orientation, political party, and talent quotient walk into auditions with big dreams, and we see our own aspirations in their faces. However.....
It was weird enough when former Apple Inc. whiz kid Jon Rubinstein jumped ship from Apple and joined Elevation Partners, along with former Apple chief financial officer Fred Anderson, which was the money behind budding Apple competitor Palm. Ultimately, Rubinstein would ascend to Palm's C-suite, and Anderson remained at Elevation, pulling the money strings. Today, another defection, and this one is significant.
Complaining is an age-old pastime, but here's a modern twist: Singing about it. Complaint choirs are popping up all over the globe and they're issuing grievances on everything from lost jobs to beer, unwanted hair — even the iPhone.