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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

European regulators clear Universal to buy EMI

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.
Posted In: Universal, EMI, Music

What makes a summer hit song?

Sep 3, 2012
Sometimes a little tweet is all it takes to catapult a relatively unknown artist to the top of the charts.
Posted In: Music, billboard

Decoding the money message of Psy's 'Gangnam Style'

Aug 31, 2012
A silly video masks a satire on conspicuous consumption and income inequality in Korea.
Posted In: Korea, Korean pop, K-Pop, Music, Gangnam Style, Psy

New Orleans musician finds niche in instrument repair

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.
Posted In: Music, Small Business, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans

How long can the TV streaming honeymoon last?

Aug 6, 2012
Networks and cable companies might not like the content boom but it may be too late to stop.
Posted In: tv, Amazon, netflix, hulu, apple, iPad, Music

Coachella music festival hits the high seas

Jul 19, 2012
Coachella, a hip music festival in California, joins the list of music promoters teaming up with cruise operators to attract young travelers.
Posted In: Coachella, concerts, Music, cruise

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