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'Run-Out Groove' Shows the Dark Side of Capitol Records

Music promoter Dave Morrell's memoir, Run Out Groove, recalls the underbelly of the mainstream music industry.

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The Music Industry's "1-2%" Death Knell

Articles hailing "the death of the music industry" are a dime a dozen, but recent stories about album sales, iTunes Radio, and radio audience shares -- when bundled together -- indicate that the big shift everyone has feared is actually genuinely happening.

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It's 10:15 on a Midsummer Night. Do You Know Where Your Favorite Artist Is?

Odds are, your favorite artist is out tonight busking, either on stage or by infusing the airwaves. The ongoing decline in revenues from music sales has forced artists to rely on touring and licensing to make ends meet.

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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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Daily Adventures of Mixerman by Mixerman

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

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A Prehistory of the Pandemic

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


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