Spotify’s royalty rate for Indie Artists up just $0.001 in 2011

Spotify and other streaming services were the talk of the Midem conference which just wrapped up in Cannes. During the gathering, U2 manager Paul...

More bands added to Warped Tour ’12

The Ghost Inside, Senses Fail, Echo Movement, After The Burial, Mighty Mongo, Dead Sara and It Boys have been added to this years Warped...

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Announces Thick As A Brick Part II

Following the recent announcement of a 19-date tour to commemorate the 40th anniversary of 'Thick As A Brick,' on April 3, Ian Anderson will...

Explore Music interview with Rival Sons

One of my fave bands. If Rival Sons is the answer, the questions is: What would a band look and sound like if Led...

Barnes & Noble says it won’t sell books published by Amazon

In a sharp answer to Amazon and its expanding publishing efforts, Barnes & Noble said on Tuesday that it would not sell books released...

The Importance of Social Proof

Remember the days of being in high school and wanting to hang with all the cool kids? Well, maybe you were one of the...

Taiwanese animators on the persecution of Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey's new album Born to Die has been panned by Billboard, Spin, Pitchfork and Stereogum. Video Games, voted best song of 2011...

Lana Del Ray Hits Number One In 14 Countries

Lana Del Ray's latest album, Born to Die, has hit #1 on iTunes in 14 different countries. The list includes the US, UK,...

Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band Documentary Trailer

Team Love Records have announced that they will release a documentary film about Conor Oberst and his former side-project the Mystic Valley Band. The film...

Justice Department Backs RIAA Against Pirating Student

The Department of Justice has filed a brief siding with the RIAA in its civil case against the file-sharing student Joel Tenenbaum.The RIAA is...

An Exit Interview With Warner Music Group Chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr.

Today is a big day for Edgar Bronfman Jr. — his last as chairman of Warner Music Group. A fixture in the music industry since...

Born on this day in 1927, Stan Getz

Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz was born on this day in 1927. One of the all-time great tenor saxophonists, Getz went on to perform in...

Sports are going social, and it’s a winning combination

As the Super Bowl draws near, we have a variety of digital ways to interact and connect with athletes, owners, and fans. Users love...

Neil Young’s Music Rescue Mission

Source: AllThingsD Neil Young is on a quest to improve upon the MP3 file that dominates digital music. Young isn’t opposed to the fact music is...

Today in 1979, Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose at...

Fun fact: When Suid was 17, one of his favorite spots was Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood's then-little-known clothing store, SEX. There he met...