Duke Ellington has been dead for 40 years, but his record company, EMI Music Publishing, is still playing hardball with the jazz great's cut of the loot.
By Dan Moore This would have surprised me no matter who had turned it up, but there was a special irony in learning that illegal music downloads "aren't hurting the music industry" from a beleaguered print magazine's free-news arm: Illegal downloads aren't hurting the music industry, new study cla ... More >>
Piracy is theft. Piracy isn't theft because nothing physical is being stolen. You are taking money out of the hands of artists. Artists were already being ripped off by labels. Artists can make the money back by touring. Kickstarter.
Not too long ago, there was talk that the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and the Recording Industry Association of America might sue Google, claiming that the web behemoth has used its search engine service to shape the online music market in a way trade groups do not like. T ... More >>
When The Pirate Bay switched its domain from .org to .se two weeks ago, the file-sharing website was hoping to escape shutdown by American cops. Recording Industry Association of America VP Mitch Glazier just published a reply to the Pirate Bay's move, calling it a "rogue website" and the worst of ... More >>
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and the Recording Industry Association of America might sue Google, saying that the web behemoth has used its search engine service to shape the online music market in a way trade groups do not like. These recording industry giants have pre ... More >>
A Rolling Stone reporter charts the doomed path from Thriller to Internet-based horror
'If they're waiting for the next Thriller to come along and save everything, they're really, really misguided. I hope they've figured it out by now.' This week in the hopelessly antiquated print version of the Voice, I chat with veteran Rolling Stone editor/reporter Steve Knopper, whose new book ... More >>
Negotiations have broken down, and Warner Music is pulling videos featuring its music from YouTube -- including both its own content and, it would seem, original videos by members using their music. Online services have been pushing back against RIAA members, so it looks like the music industry is s ... More >>
Led Zep buff joins music biz, gawks, writes memoir
Another payola settlement promises us better, braver radio. Let's not get too excited just yet.
Biz bites the kids that feed it as radio battles everybody
The FCC sweeps Eliot Spitzer's payola findings under the rug
Black-conscious hip-hop deals with an overwhelmingly white live audience
Music subscription services may result in bargain binging
EZT shuts down, courts lag behind, WMG gets desperate
The RIAA runs its lawsuits as a volume business, and sometimes downloaders just gotta settle
Record execs hoist soca as the island flavor of the season
Corporations vainly scheme to the beat of a different DRM
Indies battle chains over product as industry kicks John Doe
Getting bucks from different heads of the music-biz hydra
Real record stores open, close, move, struggle, and thrive
Late as usual, labels learn that downloading is their friend
EMI cleans house, Elektra merges, Arista folds, what's left?
Music biz recovery means suing and firing more people
Congress and movie star dance the anti-download bolero
Merger mania picks back up; a smaller Warner gives up
Driving independent retailers, and you, out of business
Universal Reversals, Webcast Battles, RIAA-Safe Tuneage
Why iTunes Won't Save the RIAA From Pirates, Downloads, Lost Product, and Ill Will
The Music Industry Makes Peace With Big Softwareat Dial-Up Speed
Sharpton's Confab Charges Music-Money Apartheid
Music Revolution or a King on the Loose?
Hip-Hop and R&B Artists MIA in Music Industry Struggle
Little Johnny and Big-Biz Music Duke It Out Over Peer-to-Peer Software
Jazz Competes With Its Past, Settles for the Hard Sell
Music Industry Report Projects Huge Losses to Web Piracy
At Pho, a Thousand E-mails a Month Track the Great Digital Debate
Can New York Musicians Download Success Off MP3.com?
The Music Industry Turns to the Tech World for a Boost
At the Interactive Music XPO, mp3 everywhere but no SDMI
New Walkman Has Music Industry Howling