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Cloud Technology and the Future of Portable Musicnew

The common way to listen to music has changed relatively slowly over the years, from records to CDs to downloadable files. Downloads could go the way of the forlorn CD, felled by something even more ephemeral: the Cloud.
SF Weekly  |  Ezra Gale  |  01-20-2010  |  Music

Used MP3s: Hawking 'Old' Digital Music Files Through New Websitenew

A new crop of consumer-facing music stores is focused on helping fans resell "used" digital music the way they do CDs. But the big conundrum with digital music is that there's no way to prove sellers legally own the songs on their computers.
Nashville Scene  |  Eliot Van Buskirk  |  06-19-2009  |  Music

If Full-Length Albums are Dead, Why Do So Many People Still Want Them?new

Rather than a dying format, the album is perhaps more like the novel or feature-length film -- a good idea that has weathered and will continue to weather technological trends. It's already survived numerous physical products: the vinyl LP, the 8-track, the cassette tape, and the compact disc. Who's to say that it won't survive the digital download?
Washington City Paper  |  Brent Burton  |  01-08-2009  |  Music

Can We Save the Music Industry? Do We Want To?new

If you are the type of person who cares passionately about the future of music in America, this is one of the most exciting and frightening decades in modern history.
Boulder Weekly  |  Dale Bridges  |  01-05-2009  |  Music

The Music Industry's Format Warsnew

CD sales are down, vinyl and download sales are up, and record labels are doing the math.
Chicago Reader  |  Miles Raymer  |  04-28-2008  |  Music

How Green is My Music?new

We won't even get into the acres of paper, publications, and CDs surrounding this red-faced, would-be greenster. I'm downloading as fast as I can, but I wonder whether my hard drive can keep up: hells, even MP3s add to my huge, honking footprint. Must I resign myself to daytime acoustic throw-downs within a walkable radius from my berth? Can I get a hand-crank laptop?
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Kimberly Chun  |  04-16-2008  |  Music

Life After CDsnew

Vermont's mom-and-pop music stores struggle with life in the digital age.
Seven Days  |  Casey Rae-Hunter  |  06-08-2007  |  Music

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