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Guitar-maker Fender helps to revive IPO market

Jul 9, 2012
Fender Musical Instruments, whose electric guitars fueled the rise of rock and roll, is going public to tap new music markets in India and China.
Posted In: Fender, Music, guitars, IPO

If you're having Internet trouble, blame the DNS Changer

Jul 9, 2012
Is a computer of yours other than the one you’re reading this on not connecting to the Internet this morning? Plus, aliens come to earth and they love Andy Gibb.
Posted In: malware, virus, security, Music

What's behind a no. 1 summer hit

Jul 4, 2012
An up-tempo pop dance beat can't hurt, and neither can a star's viral video.
Posted In: Entertainment, Music

Musicians big and small compete for summer concert sales

May 31, 2012
Madonna begins her worldwide summer tour today in Israel. Shows have already sold out around the world. But what if you're not Madonna? How do you make money on tour?
Posted In: Entertainment, concerts, Music

Pepsi to launch Twitter music campaign

May 30, 2012
In an effort to revive their brand image and win back market share from Coke, Pepsi is launching a new, hip partnership with Twitter that will include free songs for download and live-streaming music concerts.
Posted In: marketing, Pepsi, Twitter, Music

Company logos expand into sonic realm

May 1, 2012
Audio branding is moving beyond television and electronics into banks and appliances as companies seek to build consumer allegiance through sound.
Posted In: branding, audio, Music, sound, marketing

CISPA: Necessary protection or invasion of privacy?

Apr 17, 2012
The battle over a new bill heats up. Plus, what are the hippest music cities in the world? You'll never guess.
Posted In: CISPA, security, Music
Sorry Beatles, but you can buy love.

Hey 'Taxman,' take a listen to this!

Apr 13, 2012
Former disc jockey and current Marketplace reporter Bob Moon shares 1040-themed songs over the decades.
Posted In: Taxes, Music, Entertainment

Building business skills in New Orleans' music industry

Apr 12, 2012
New Orleans has long been a music Mecca, but it has surprisingly little infrastructure for the business side of the industry. To help fill this gap, two hip-hop entrepreneurs have been sharing the gospel of copyright and licensing with local musicians and producers.
Posted In: hip-hop, Entertainment, Music, New Orleans

For penning a money-savvy rap

Apr 6, 2012
This week's Piggy Award goes to a money-smart teen who practices what she raps.
Posted In: Savings, Music

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