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Music sales decline: even worse than you thought

Music sales decline: even worse than you thought

 Decline in music sales even worse than previously reported. Turns out, people were forgetting to adjust for inflation. "According to the new chart, music sales...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 22, 2011

PJ Harvey wants your fucking ass

PJ Harvey's two albums with John Parish are not her best work. (Go ahead and argue it, if you like.) The first, Dance Hall At Louse Point , was a surprise departure from her game-changing To Bring You My Love , an album that sold far less than Madonna
PJ Harvey + John Parish | House of Blues, Boston | June 6, 2009
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  June 12, 2009

’Round the outside

Although music isn’t necessarily getting more political in content these days, it does seem to be borrowing a trope from the political world.
The most popular artists in our BMP have indie roots
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 19, 2008

Listener, Heal thyself

It's possible things are getting a touch too literary for your average music consumer.
The Cambiata’s new EP is a cure for many ills
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 31, 2008

The year the music thrived

Bad times for the big guys have generally been good news for the rest of us.
National pop: 2007 in review
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 17, 2007

Blowing up

I’m guessing most people know this by now: album sales continue to tank.
The ringtone champs
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  April 23, 2007


UMaine refuses to out downloading students

University of Maine officials are opposing recording-industry efforts against alleged illegal downloading of music.
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  April 18, 2007

Alphabet soup

The announcement that iTunes will start selling music from conglomerate EMI means you can download songs from artists on EMI and do with them what you please.
iTunes, EMI, and DRM: what does it really mean?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 04, 2007

The emo corps

Some young bands dream of the day they’ll write that one beautiful, searing bundle of truth that persuades parents to have kids, inspires armies to stop fighting, and conjures puppies and kittens from thin air.
Panic! At the Disco and The Academy Is . . . make a major indie bang
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 04, 2006