Articles tagged music industry

‘How Music Got Free’ Is a Compelling Read for the Disaffected Music Collector

"What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime?"

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Texas Music Triumphs in the iTunes Era

Some music labels aim to score the next flavor of the week; others, like Saustex in Texas, buckle down and see seminal and compelling backyard styles.

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Art Endures, Capitalism Degenerates: The Evolving Career of Amanda Palmer

The arts have always suffered and survived in times of economic depression. Amanda Palmer has forged a career that has not only weathered the recession, but rejects the received wisdom of the music industry. Is she an exception to the rule, or an example other artists should follow?

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Bomb the Music Industry!: Vacation

The band may not have completely revolutionized the music industry, but they have crafted an incredibly joyous, infectious listen -- the perfect summer album.

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The (Indie) Music Industry Is All Right

The media is too preoccupied with the funeral arrangements of the mainstream music industry to celebrate the life that is happening elsewhere.

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Vinyl Dependent: The Needle and the Damage Done

The independent record store lives another day. But how long can the vinyl lifeline continue to keep them afloat?

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16 Aug 2009 // 8:59 PM

Kill The Record Labels

The words of people like DJ Lazy K, a grateful and hardworking mixtape creator, illustrate how well underground hip-hop is doing, if the RIAA would just leave them alone.

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Daily Adventures of Mixerman by Mixerman

Eventually, Mixerman gives a name to the big-name producer in question: Willy Show.

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18 Jul 2008 // 12:00 AM

"Let no one imagine that in owning a recording he has the music." -- John Cage

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Music industry increasingly in tune with environmental revolution

The music industry is turning green. No, it has nothing to do with slumping retail sales, endless label mergers or leaked albums being downloaded online.

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3 May 2007 // 3:00 AM

CHICAGO - Executives from the world’s leading record companies and the owners of the nation’s struggling music sellers have been huddled in a

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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