AltWeeklies Wire

The High Cost of Freenew

A new documentary takes a hard look at how the digital age has eroded the value of music and the ability of musicians to make a living.
East Bay Express  |  Kathleen Richards  |  11-13-2013  |  Music

Pay As You Choose: Why the eclectic Beehive label mattersnew

Since its founding in 2007 by Steve Nawara, Beehive has digitally released a consistent — and consistently eclectic — selection of sounds, a bona fide representation of Detroit’s fertile music scene, from funk to noisy-electro, country and folk to space rock. And it’s all available for download on a pay-as-you-choose basis.
Metro Times  |  Chris Handyside  |  12-02-2011  |  Music

Michael Eades' Label YK Records Bridges the Physical-Digital Gapnew

In his role as Spongebath Records' webmaster, Michael Eades told the staff and bands about a new digital audio encoding format called MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 — more commonly known as MP3 — that would later flip the old music business model on its lid.
Nashville Scene  |  Matt Sullivan  |  01-15-2010  |  Music

In Search of the iTunes Killernew

There's something about Apple -- probably its nearly monopolistic control of certain markets or its disproportionate influence on the zeitgeist -- that brings out the bloodlust in new-media commentators and gadget bloggers.
Chicago Reader  |  Miles Raymer  |  08-03-2009  |  Music

'Appetite for Self-Destruction' Looks at the Collapse of the Record Industrynew

If you take one jewel of wisdom away from this book, it is this: The reason many crappy musicians have gotten the limelight, the reason most people turned off their radios and stopped watching the Grammys and instead started downloading music from the internet, is money.
Jackson Free Press  |  Andi Agnew  |  06-26-2009  |  Nonfiction

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

Giving It Away Can Paynew

RCRD LBL lets advertisers support the artists so consumers don't have to.
Chicago Reader  |  Miles Raymer  |  03-03-2008  |  Music

Narrow Search


Hot Topics

Narrow by Date

  • Last 7 Days
  • Last 30 Days
  • Select a Date Range