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This blog is retired.
|Archived Since:||April 5, 2008|
This is the Listening Post blog's final post. After today (December 10, 2008), you can follow our music coverage on the Underwire culture blog, courtesy of current LP writer Scott Thill. I'll keep covering the collision of music and technology...
With CD sales declining and labels whining, it might seem crazy to view recorded music as fertile ground for investment. But for thousands of fans-turned-music-investors on SellaBand and Slicethepie, it makes perfect sense to gambleShow More Summary
In the world of online music, you're nobody until somebody sues you. Like so many music startups before it, the innovative MP3 search site SeeqPod finds itself staring down the wrong end of a major-label lawsuit from Warner Music. Even though it's just one company, the stakes are high. Show More Summary
As Hollywood writers strike for a piece of digital profits, a similar battle is brewing over royalties paid to songwriters and music publishers. The Copyright Royalty Board began hearings last Monday to determine publishing royalties...Show More Summary
As I left the Imax theater after seeing U2 3D, a man asked me, "So, what did you think?" Using my best Larry David impression, I responded, "Pretty good. Pretty... pretty good." I was lying. The film I had just seen -- the world's first three-dimensional live-action concert film -- was astounding. Show More Summary
With ticket receipts soaring and online music more popular than ever, why is live concert webcasting -- which sits squarely at the intersection of these trends -- still lagging? After showing early promise at the turn of the millennium,...Show More Summary
Radiohead's "pick your own price" release of In Rainbows might have seemed like a one-size-fits-all template for the struggling music biz, but the band's management never harbored such illusions. Bryce Edge, a manager for the band since...Show More Summary
In case you hadn't noticed, dance is hot and getting hotter. MC Hammer did notice, and the rap/dance superstar wants a piece of the online action. To that end, Hammer teamed up with Geoffrey Arone, co-founder of alternative web browser...Show More Summary
As counterintuitive as it may seem in this age of iPods and digital downloads, vinyl -- the favorite physical format of indie music collectors and audiophiles -- is poised to re-enter the mainstream, or at least become a major tributary. Talk...Show More Summary
Tech pundits and music columnists have predicted for years that digital rights management would die, record labels would crumble and artists would sell music directly to fans. Now those predictions are beginning to come true -- witness...Show More Summary
Musician and composer Herbie Hancock's career has careened from straight jazz to experimental electronic music over the decades, with his surprise 1983 break-dancing hit, "Rockit," helping set the stage for hip-hop. And while Hancock's...Show More Summary