It's common knowledge that the popular music industry is dominated by a few huge companies, sometimes referred to as the Big Three: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. It used to be the Big Four, until EMI was subsumed into the other three. Before that, it was the ... More >>
In our series of coveted Colorado music-industry jobs, so far we've covered a range of jobs, from being a guitar tech and handling publicity to being tasked with overseeing digital music delivery from a vast electronic music catatlog to band management. Today, we bring you five more coveted gigs. Ke ... More >>
The bad news is you didn't win a gazillion dollars last night in Powerball -- some lucky jerk in Michigan did, apparently. The good news is, however, you may still have some cashola coming your way that you weren't expecting. Think of it as finding a crisp twenty in the pocket of pants you haven't w ... More >>
One day, historians will look back and marvel at how blogs changed the music industry -- that is if they can avoid being distracted by the next big thing long enough to think analytically about history. Where just a few critics used to shape the tastes of music fans across country, now an army of bl ... More >>
When copyright law was revised in 1976, there was a provision that gave artists control of their work after 35 years, provided they applied two years in advance. The law didn't go into effect until 1978, but now artists like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Loretta Lynn can start a ... More >>
After a four year legal battle with over 3,000 independent music publishers, YouTube has agreed to pay licensing fees to the National Music Publishers Association. While this doesn't affect YouTube's preexisting contracts with the four major labels, it does change the way YouTube and its pare ... More >>
The Library of Congress has just turned on its new streaming audio service, which includes a large piece of the national archives totaling around 10,000 titles. The joint venture of Sony and the Library of Congress gives users access to many Sony-controlled recordings that have long been out of circ ... More >>
In case you haven't been paying attention, there are some heated battles going on in the digital space right now with regard to digital music distribution rights. Just three weeks ago, Amazon launched their cloud storage and streaming services much to the chagrin of the major labels. As we wa ... More >>
On Tuesday, Amazon surprised everyone by introducing Amazon Cloud Drive. Everyone was literally surprised, including the record labels, consumers, journalists -- nobody had a clue this was coming. In case you've missed it, Amazon Cloud Drive is an online file locker where you can store your f ... More >>
File sharing site LimeWire is currently at the front lines of the battle over online media distribution. They've already lost the suit brought against them by thirteen record companies, the site is boarded up and now they're negotiating damages. This is where things get interesting for the ca ... More >>
In the past decade, the music industry has seen a lot of changes, but it has struggled to keep pace with technology, piracy and consumer demands. Already this year we've started to see a few more changes take shape, from crackdowns on piracy websites, a resurgence of interest in the currently ... 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 >>
[via Flickr]Last week, it was revealed the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) spent $16 million to recover $391,000 from lawsuits involving peer-to-peer file sharing. No, we didn't print that backwards; you don't need to adjust your screen -- they really did waste that much mone ... More >>
Back in college, perhaps you found yourself loading up Kazaa and Limewire after a drunken night of revelry, trying desperately to find a copy of "Man! I Feel Like a Woman," before passing out at your desk, not realizing you were sharing an entire library of music the whole time. If you manage ... More >>
This week's signs of the music industry's apocalypse: 1. The National had the highest selling debut album in the country this week, good for number three overall (behind Justin Beiber and Lady Antebellum). 2. This was the worst week for album sales since SoundScan started keeping track in 1991. ... More >>
There was an interesting op-ed in the New York Times this weekend by OK Go's lead vocalist Damian Kulash that dealt with his label's inability to update their business model to incorporate YouTube. It's worth a read for his insiders perspective, even if it's a problem most of the Internet has been c ... More >>
I pretty much fell in love with the pop-art styled hippy/hottie take on Shiva (I think that's Shiva -- my Hindu mythology is a little shaky) on this U.S. Pipe CD release poster the second I saw it. The style, the subject matter, the detail -- all brilliant! Good to know that even as the music indust ... More >>
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1 night, 5 bucks, 7 venues, 39 bands Sunday, September 22 6 P.M.-1A.M. in LoDo
THE KINGS OF CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC BELIEVE THAT THEIR PRAYERS ARE ABOUT TO BE ANSWERED.