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Senate Committee OKs Domain-Name
Seizure for Pirate Websites
Posted by : JohnEShowbiz
  From Wired: "The United States inched a procedural step closer Thursday to becoming the world’s internet piracy policeman." Read more.

Hell Freezes Over As MySpace Fully
Surrenders To Facebook
Posted by : NewsPig
  From TechCrunch, "It was just a couple of years ago that MySpace wasn’t all that concerned about the fast growing Facebook. Fast forward two years and a handful of CEO changes, and everything has changed." Read more.

How Trends & Creativity Become Creative
Posted by : NewsPig
  "INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment." Watch the video

Ticketmaster/Live Nation finds yet
another way to pick your pocket
Posted by : NewsPig
  From Jim DeRogatis, "In the months before the two most reviled companies in the concert world decided to join forces in a mega-merger that makes them the Death Star of Live Music, giant national concert promoters Live Nation toyed with thumbing their noses at Ticketmaster’s much-hated, consumer-gouging “convenience fees” with a number of plans that they tested in their mid-sized House of Blues venues." Read more.

US may disable all in-car mobile phones
Posted by : NewsPig
  From the Reg, "The US government may require cars to include scrambling tech that would disable mobile-phone use by drivers, and perhaps passengers." Read more.

Why The Music Industry Isn’t Suing
Mashup Star ‘Girl Talk’
Posted by : NewsPig
  From PaidContent, "DJ Greg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, is arguably the most famous “mash up” musician around, filling up sizable venues with his high-energy live performances. While plenty of musicians sample from other artists, they also pay those artists a license fee—something Gillis doesn’t do." Read more.

What is INDIE? A look into the World
of Independent Musicians
[Video Trailer]
Posted by : JaGoFF
  "At a time when independent artists in the music industry have more power and control over their careers than ever before, “What is INDIE?” tries to determine just what it really means to be ‘indie’." Watch the video

Few see Web, Hollywood like Eric Garland (Q&A)
Posted by : JohnEShowbiz
  From CNET: Big Champagne tracks the legal and illegal consumption of digital media online and sells the data mostly to music labels and film studios. Few people possess such a clear view of how the digital strategies employed by entertainment companies are faring." Read more.

Ultra, Winter Music Conference
announce separate dates
Posted by : JohnEShowbiz

  From Miami Herald, One of the world's major dance music weekends will split in two next year." Read more.

Ultra, Winter Music Conference
announce separate dates
Posted by : JohnEShowbiz

  From Miami Herald, One of the world's major dance music weekends will split in two next year." Read more.

3 Major Innovations That Made Large-Scale Music Collaboration Possible Online
Posted by : JohnEShowbiz

  From Hypebot: "Central to the founding ideology of Indaba Music is the notion of collaboration; they strive to empower musicians with the means to network and make music together. Since 2007 the website has grown to harbor over 500,000 musicians—from amateurs, who make music for the love of the craft, to Grammy Award winners, who've created music on the professional level" Read more.

Featured P2P, File-Sharing, Peer to Peer Archive

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Alternative / Rock / Electro
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JaGoFF - Featured Artist - MP3s - Code of tha Cutz - Featured Performer
Electro / Funk / Hip Hop
The maestros of DIY guerrilla warfare pull from the history of funk/soul & sit next in line of the family lineage that began with Louis Jordon to P-Funk, Al Green, Prince, Digital Underground, PE to today's OutKast.
These DIY mavericks have toured with the Vans Warped Tour in 2003 & 2004
This crew is about to blow up.

Highly Recommended.

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Links to further educate yourself

30 DIY music books free for the taking

Does Chatter Matter?
The Impact of User-Generated
Content on Music Sales

Berklee Music Blogs


FOM Policy Summit 2006

Chicago Music Commission

Music Business Radio

Indie Night School

Moses Avalon

FOM Policy Summit 2005

FOM Report: "A Quantitive History
of Ownership Consolidation
in the Radio Industry"

National Conference
for Media Reform 2005

National Conference
for Media Reform 2003

Future of Music

The John Lennon
Educational Tour Bus

Creative Commons

Recording Artist Coalition

Music Industry Law


Just Plain Folks

Digital Consumer

Electronic Freedom Foundation

PopCult Media

Illegal Art

Webcaster Alliance


P2P United

Older News

The New Indie Music Gatekeepers? - Bob Baker
Why We Go to Concerts but Don't Buy CDs - Portfolio
Music Industry Gurus' Five Point Plan to Save their Business
- Wired
Free downloads pay off for musicians
RIAA big fans of Limewire
Bands Should Give Away Their Music With Every Concert Ticket Sold

Despite verdict, experts say paying for music is passé
- Star Tribune
The New Music Business, Part Two
- Exclaim
News Corporation reportedly courts US rapper with $300m offer
Andersen gets highest-ever attorney fees award against RIAA
Georgia Boosts Incentives for Entertainment Industry - DawsonTimes
Music industry research warns of shrinking download market - IDG
Legal downloads fail to revive record sales - Telegraph
CBS Acquiring CNET For $1.8 Billion; 44.6 Percent Premium
GNR Guitarist Bumblefoot To Make New Song Available For Free
Best-Selling Author Turns Piracy into Profit - Aarthialal
P2P Distribution Case Studies - Clickz
Elude your ISP's BitTorrent blockade - PCWorld
Will We Ever Pay for an Album Again?
- ABC News
Music industry fights wireless plan
- BizJournals
If music DRM is dead, the RIAA expects its resurrection - ARS
Dancing to the digital tune - Telegraph
RIAA Encourages ISPs to Work
With Music Industry to Address Digital Theft
- RWOnline
Imeem Unseats Yahoo: Top U.S. Music-Streaming Site
- Wired
YouTube ads for viral videos: 'buzz targeting
' -
The Rise of Social Streaming
- SeekingAlpha
RIAA Clings to DRM and the Past: It's Time to Look Forward
- PCWorld
Ofcom sharpens cutlasses for pirate radio assault - TheReg
DRM sucks redux: Microsoft to nuke MSN Music DRM keys
Study: BitTorrent sees big growth, LimeWire still #1 P2P app

Comcast, Pando Partner for 'P2P Bill of Rights
- PC Mag
From Bricks and Mortar to Digital Music Master
- BusinessWeek
UK music industry pines for the good old
days, seeks an iPod tax
Second Life Slowly Turning into a Record Store
- Wired
No One Likes The Music Labels. Who Cares? - Alley Insider
The 100 top Web apps for 2008
- Webware
Sonific Calls It Quits, Citing Music Licensing Issues
Blog 'influence' tracker BuzzLogic to acquire Activeweave -
Last.FM's Free On-Demand Music Boosts CD and Download Sales
Internet radio firms say royalties limiting choices
- Reclaim the Media
In the US, 58% of music isn't paid for - The Guardian
MySpace Charts manipulated by TuneBoom Pro
(as used by major record labels)
- TechDigest
Music industry spent $2.8M lobbying federal government - Money
Music Biz Trying To Screw You? - G4TV
This Just In: Major Labels And MySpace
May Not Have Indies' Best Interests At Heart
- Idolator
Major-Label Money Could Taint Music Blogs - Wired
This song was brought to you by
- Guardian

'Judicial scandal' in Pirate Bay case
- The Local
TV shows bring in the money for the music industry - Hollywood Reporter
BitTorrent site sues for IFPI compensation over block - BetaNews
NBC Wants iTunes To Spy On All The Media You Own - Wired
Warner urges Web fee for music downloads - National Post
PluggedIn features free High-definition music videos from major labels
Mobile Music Sales in Japan up 91% - WirelessWatch
Blackballing Hollywood - Columbia Trib
New Music Platform - Gsign
How Google Has Screwed Up the MySpace Deal - Wired
Bands take advantage of online opportunities - SFGate
Amazon Gains Share of Shrinking Paid Music Market - NY Times
Surrge Rocks the Music Industry - PRWeb
Universal invests in Buzznet - Variety
Trent Reznor: Singlehandedly Fixing the Music Industry? - CampusWorld
British Copyright Industry's New Perverse Copyright Theory - ZeroPaid
Music Sponsorship Spending To Total $1.04 Billion In 2008 - PR Web
Atlantan Jermaine Dupri to head P&G-Def Jam hip-hop label - BizJournals
Pirate Bay to sue music industry - The Reg
Better Bass: Skip the Subwoofer, Hack Your Hearing? - Wired
Online music sellers look beyond DRM - Guardian
Forrester: End of the Music Industry as We Know It
Adobe's CinemaDNG Hopes to Solve Video Format Woes - Wired
Ringbacks underline mobile, music biz divide - Wahington Post
Universal Music: it's illegal to throw away the
promo CD we sent you without your permission

The Pirate Bay Launches Uncensored Blogging Service - TorrentFreak
Album Leaks and the Ever Changing Music Industry - Just Press Play
Creativity Explored, by Mapping Jazz Musicians' Brains - Wired
Hip-Hop Artist Refuses To Stand Against The Pirate Bay - TorrentFreak
RIAA Racketeering Lawsuit Revived; Will it Survive?
- Wired
MTV Uses P2P Data for Playlist Selection - TorrentFreak
Reznor: Radiohead offering was insincere, industry is inept
As Labels Demand Higher Royalties, Radio...
Musicians still waiting on a YouTube payday -
Band or Brand? KRS-One, DJ Premier and Smirnoff Vodka - Wired
NIN: New Album Pulls In $1.6M In First Week - Billboard
RIAA tells Ars: We're not hypocrites - ARS Tech
Music Industry Proposes a Piracy Surcharge on ISPs
- Wired
P2P Meltdown - Slyck
Hello from Nine Inch Nails - Pirate Bay
Nine Inch Nails releases Ghosts I-IV under a Creative Commons license
Spitzer Scandal Turns Spotlight to Music Startup - NY Times
Ghosts I-IV is available in multiple digital and physical formats - NIN
REM Debuting Album On Facebook App iLike - AlleyInsider
MySpace talks to labels over music service - FT
Indie Act Seeks Backup Brand - AD Age
SXSW Interactive: Pirate vs. Consumer - SFBG

Study: More Teens Not Buying CDs
- ZeroPaid
NIN Confirms Uploads to Public and Private Torrent Sites
EFF to take RIAA on in court over "making available" claim
New YouTube Developer Tools Turn Any Website Into a Video Sharing Hub
Internet radio firms say royalties limiting choices - Boston
RIAA plays both sides of the street in music royalty debate
Grooveshark Helps Elliot Spitzer’s Mistress Sell Her Mp3s
New DRM-Free P2P Music Store Pays Labels, Uploaders
Rocker Lou Reed takes aim at new technology -
RIAA Keeps Settlement Money, Artists May Sue - TorrentFreak
Digital Music: Buying More and Spending Less - Slyck
White House IPO czar bill clears first hurdle - Hollywood Report
Blunt label boss sues over album - BBC
Lawsuit Could Force RIAA to Reveal Secret - Wired
Apple's iTunes Store Has Sold 4 Billion Tracks—But Is It Profitable?
Pirate Bay to Hollywood: Open your Own Torrent Site - TorrentFreak
War against Web tops music biz "screw-ups" list
Andersen attorney on RIAA suit: "They can't run now" - ARS
File ‘sharing’ or ‘stealing’?
- LA Times
MiniNova hits 4 Billion Downloads - Slyck
Facebook sees first dip in UK - The Guardian
Reviewing the RIAA's "Reefer Madness" for the digital age
Music downloads to surpass CD sales by 2012, Forrester study says
Industry Insider: The Problem with Soundscan - Guitar Jam Daily
BitTorrent Developers Introduce Comcast Busting Encryption
- Wired
Copyright this
- LA Times
Bands' sales are feeling the 'Guitar Hero' effect
- USA Today
MySpace's Nutty "Hulu For Music" Plan - AlleyInsider
Imeem Acquires Snocap - TechCrunch
ASCAP sees increase in royalty receipts amid industry downturn
Up Close: RCRD LBL Co-Founder And CEO Peter Rojas - FMQB
Musicians sue Universal Music for lost royalties
- Reuters
'Net neutrality' bill introduced
Canadian DMCA On Hold?
- Michael Geist
Business coalition opposes harsh copyright reform - CBA
YouTorrent Interview - Slyck
HD-DVD Death Made Official. Downloads To Kill Blu-Ray Next. - Wired
EU commissioner: Let’s extend music copyrights to 95 years.
Ars: 50 years is plenty

Tagoo Emerging as the Russian Napster? - Wired
White House objects to plan for .gov P2P security -
Music industry: 'Make file sharing legal'
- Local
Blog, social network buzz correlates to better album sales
Mininova Launches Music Torrent Streaming
- TorrentFreak
Rob Zombie on The Record Industry: “overstuffed, overpaid dinosaurs"

The life and crimes of the music biz
- Guardian
Timbaland releases first 'mobile only' album - Times
Ailing music biz calls for overhaul - Variety
House approves MPAA-backed college antipiracy rules -
Comcast tweaks Terms of Service in wake of throttling uproar
Visions of an online music cartel? -
Back in the groove - FT
Record labels can't win for losing - Globe and Mail
PRO-IP Act is dangerous and unnecessary, say industry groups
Google saves the music industry?
- LA Times
Want Better Music? Don't Stiff the Songwriters - Wired
RIAA boss: Move copyright filtering from ISPs to users’ PCs - ARS


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