Oct 8, 2012 A Maine state senate candidate gets attacked for her online gaming activities, and a startup that wants to help you sell your used MP3s goes to court against a big entertainment company.
Sep 28, 2012 Scott Borchetta, the music executive who founded Big Machine Records, has turned country music on its head. And not just in the artists he's discovered (including Taylor Swift) but in the deals he's negotiated.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 25, 2012 How the economy influences our taste in pop music. Hint: Ballads aren't big in recessions.
Sep 21, 2012 European regulators have cleared the way for Universal Music Group to buy EMI. The $1.9 billion deal would create a behemoth in the music world. It still has to be approved by U.S. regulators, though.
Sep 10, 2012 Some schools are testing out RFID tags as a way to keep track of kids and bring in extra money.
Sep 4, 2012 Sometimes a little tweet is all it takes to catapult a relatively unknown artist to the top of the charts.
Aug 31, 2012 A silly video masks a satire on conspicuous consumption and income inequality in Korea.
Aug 14, 2012 The Grammy Award-winning trombonist Stafford Agee is moonlighting as an instrument repairman -- working out of his sweltering garage to make sure New Orleans-area high schoolers have working horns.
Aug 6, 2012 Networks and cable companies might not like the content boom but it may be too late to stop.