Before it was even released, "Get Lucky," the first single from Daft Punk's forthcoming album "Random Access Memories," set the world on fire. From the fan edits of the track to the sixty second commercial from Saturday Night Live to the album teaser from Coachella, "Get Lucky" generated more than t ... More >>
Feuds, tantrums, threatening to kill the president -- if you've been following rock music for the past few decades, you know that dickish behavior comes with the territory when your job involves a stage and adoring fans. Here we've assembled the reprehensible cream that has risen to top, highlightin ... More >>
In our series of coveted Colorado music-industry jobs, we've covered a range of jobs, from guitar tech and handling publicity to being tasked with overseeing digital music delivery from a vast electronic music catalog to band management. Today, we complete our list of the most coveted Colorado music ... More >>
We've heard rumblings about this for the past few weeks, but now it's confirmed: Beatport is reportedly being sold to SFX Entertainment for $50 million. According to the New York Times, who broke the news last night on its Media Decoder blog, Robert F.X. Sillerman, who heads up the burgeoning EDM en ... More >>
Colorado is an incredible place for live music -- from our outdoor venues, one of which is world-renowned, to the vast festivals, shows and venues we have to choose from. The growth of the music scene has created a small niche of music-industry jobs. In case you missed it, we recently spotlighted fi ... More >>
See Also: Sunday: Anthrax at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre Joey Belladonna talks about Married...With Children and rejoining the band Scott Ian on Worship Music, comic books, Doctor Who and interviewing Ozzy Photos: Anthrax at Summit Music Hall, 10/19/11 Review: Anthrax at Summit Music Hall, 10/18/10 ... More >>
Today, the Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo is taking place at Ramada Plaza in Northglenn (I-25 and 120th). For a $2.00 admission, you can sort through a treasure trove of vinyl from over forty dealers from all over the country. While there will also be CDs, posters and other stuff available at ... More >>
THE DARKNESS @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 2/15/12If you are one of the four original members of The Darkness, a band that hit its peak in 2003 but never seemed to care, where in the set do you strategically place "I Believe In a Thing Called Love"? Saving your monster hit for last makes you a tease, but pl ... More >>
Remember that mixtape you made for your high-school sweetheart? Or that time you taped a movie off cable? Turns out you were breaking the law, pirating copyrighted materials without permission. While the statute of limitations has probably long passed on your crimes of teenage passion, entertainme ... More >>
Pete Tong (due at Beta this Saturday, October 15) has had a ridiculous year: In commemoration of holding down a slot at BBC Radio 1 for twenty years, he took over the station for twelve hours, plus he re-launched his Pacha residency in Ibiza and started a pool party residency in Vegas. We cau ... More >>
It might not have been on purpose, but Spotify's constant delays in coming stateside have somehow managed to create an organic buzz for the streaming music service unlike anything that could have been done intentionally.
Former Sony Corporation president Norio Ohga, the man widely attributed for pushing Sony into a new generation that led to the standardization of the Compact Disc format, passed away on Saturday from multiple organ failure. He was 81. While Ohga left Sony in 2000 to focus on music -- namely c ... More >>
The music industry has been marked for death for a long time now, but amazingly, nobody has managed to come up with a concrete reason as to why. Sure, it's easy to assign blame, but the real reason the music is dying is still a mystery to most people in the industry. Thankfully, plenty of sta ... More >>
Looking for WMAs of Third Eye Blind? You're going to have to look elsewhere. Effective immediately, LimeWire, the popular peer-to-peer file sharing service, has gone the way of pagers, payphones and the Walkman. In 2006, the music industry filed a suit against the service for a "massive sca ... More >>
The French government has revealed a plan to combat piracy that could either be the most brilliant gesture ever or the most monumental waste of government resources of all time (okay, maybe not all time, but close). The proposal: French residents can buy a 50-euro gift card with which they ... More >>
This magical Internet machine has been up and running for a while now, transmitting music from the ether to our ears using a mix of faerie dust and marketing panache. It seems, however, that there is still a decisive split on what this new mystery machine means for the future of music. You' ... More >>
With the disintegration of Lala coming May 31st, we've been left with one less choice for downloading. Lala was one of the best digital music distributors in town, offering full album streaming and low prices for downloading. After the website was gobbled up by Apple in December of last ... More >>
In case you haven't gotten your quotient of feel-like-shit yet today, check out I Need That Record! website, a documentary about the death of independent record stores. For a limited time, you can stream the doc for free in its entirety on Pitchfork or you can purchase it directly for eleven buck ... More >>
â€‹Being in the music business is tough these days. Ask Randall Frazier, who, as reported yesterday, recently shuttered Massive Music America, a fairly successful independent promotions firm he launched in 2003. "The digital music/iPod world that we are now living in has greatly changed the music in ... More >>
Update (8/22): Just moments ago, Metallica debuted "The Day That Never Comes," a song from the new record on its website. Meh. While we'll hold out judgement on the rest of the album, this particular tune sounds an awful lot like it could've been an outtake from Metallica (the "Black Album") to us, ... More >>
Having once played together in a short-lived punk band called London SS, Mick Jones and Tony James have been friends for thirty years. After embarking on successful careers with the Clash, as well as Generation X and Sigue Sigue Sputnik, respectively, pair reconvened in 2002 to form a new project ca ... More >>
Suburban Home Records gets pilfered. Again.
A decline in sales forces Suburban Home Records to scale back.
It's a jet-set life for these college dropouts.
Riders rest easy on The Block.
At long last, Edith Frost is done chilling out.
For your ears only: You can listen to the music, but by God, don’t share it.
The second coming of the Lord.
Don't look for DJ Spooky's new CD in his slot at the record store. It's not for sale.
Plagiarythm Nation (Evolution Controlled Creations/Seeland)
In a single bound, Accidental Superhero leaps to the top of the MP3 charts.
The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. A UTD prof says it ain't.
San Diego's Pinback moves from science fiction to oblivion without getting lost in space.
After a stint in the limelight as a founder of Hüsker Dü, Grant Hart is content to be quiet, independent and alone.
New-wave pioneer Graham Parker is still squeezing out the sparks.
Napster's gone, but the record industry's copyright woes aren't.
From the penthouse to the outhouse, the highs and lows of 2000.
Hemi Cuda's new CD is thick and tasty.
Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (Interscope)
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their “free” music?
Lawyers rock and roll.
After her career blossomed anew with Magnolia, Aimee Mann made a declaration of artistic independence.
The downfall of Napster is wussifying the Web.
The demonic duo of Dean and Gene Ween returns with a new studio album -- and a refined take on a twisted past.