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Dragonette step into the limelight

Do you think you could make it in the music world? If you answered "yes," then ask yourself this follow-up: how game are you?
Say hello
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 07, 2012

Delving into WU LYF’s world of mystery

Contemporary plugged-in life is a monument to excess.
By REYAN ALI  |  April 27, 2012

The rise and fall of the Columbia House record club — and how we learned to steal music

On June 29, 2011, the last remnant of what was once Columbia House — the mightiest mail-order record club company that ever existed — quietly shuttered for good.
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music industry ideas

10 ideas that can save the music industry

If you're a music fan, over the past few years you've had to wrestle with the moral question of our time: to pay or not to pay.  
Rethinking music
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 22, 2011
Amanda Palmer and friends

Doing It Ninja Style(1)

Take three notorious singer-songwriters and one famous author. Give them eight hours to write and record an eight-song album. Broadcast the session on the internet. Release the album online the next morning, and perform it live in front of an audience t
The music industry is slow to change. Here's how four stars are speeding it up.
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  April 22, 2011
Backtalk list

Nancy Baym rethinks the music industry

In the wake of the recording industry's crash, a cottage industry has sprung up around rethinking the commercial future of music.  
Fans and players
By WAYNE MARSHALL  |  April 22, 2011

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

The Big Hurt: Rock in a hard place

Fear not, broke American: the music industry feels your pain.
The economy makes music its bitch
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 22, 2009

Price points

The growing gap between the shabby, brick-and-mortar world we all inhabit and the sleek, digital one we’ve all been promised widened just a bit.
Getting into Radiohead’s In Rainbows
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 16, 2007