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'Eminem case' settles digital dispute

Nov 2, 2012
The end of a long-running battle between the rapper's producers and Universal Music could mean a payoff for lots of artists.
Posted In: Music, royalties, Eminem, music industry, record label

Election issues with a melody: An interview with The National

Nov 1, 2012
Indie rockers The National take a break from a recording session in upstate New York to talk politics and election issues, and perform a version of their economically inspired "Bloodbuzz Ohio"
Posted In: The National, Music, Ohio, 2012 election

The National, politics, and 'Bloodbuzz Ohio'

Nov 1, 2012
When Marketplace went looking for music that had something to say about this election year and the issues that affect regular Americans, The National volunteered its song, “Bloodbuzz Ohio.”
Posted In: The National, Ohio, Music

The National weighs in on politics, the election and Ohio

Nov 1, 2012
Reporter Krissy Clark sits down with the lead singer of The National to see how a 'non-political' band makes music in an election year.
Posted In: The National, Ohio, Music, 2012 election, Barack Obama

Microsoft announces Xbox Music service

Oct 15, 2012
With the release of Windows 8 just 11 days away, today Microsoft announced a new music service called Xbox Music.
Posted In: Microsoft, xbox, Music, itunes

Behind the lyrics with Rap Genius

Oct 15, 2012
It's been called the "Wikipedia of rap", and it just got $15 million dollars in venture capital funding. RapGenius.com is a rising star website which allows people to post annotations on the meanings behind song lyrics.
Posted In: social media, Music

Adele aims to break Bond musical spell

Oct 9, 2012
Pop star Adele’s theme song for the new James Bond film is already an Internet sensation. It’s been 27 years since a Bond song topped the charts.
Posted In: Music, Entertainment

A new digital music battle, and online gaming as political liability

Oct 7, 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.
Posted In: Tech, politics, Music, copyright

Scott Borchetta: Country music maverick or anti-Christ?

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.
Posted In: Music, Industry, downloads

For pop music, it's the economy, stupid!

Sep 25, 2012
How the economy influences our taste in pop music. Hint: Ballads aren't big in recessions.
Posted In: Music, economic downturn

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