Record Industry

4.22.14

What Is a Second-Hand Download, Anyway?

It sounds like an oxymoron, but the resale of 'used downloads' is being considered in the EU's copyright reforms.

7.18.13

Wale Will Be Encased in Carbonite: The Imaginary Future of Record Industry Rules, Post-Jay Z

We travelled into the future, not to buy a sports almanac and become billionaires, but to observe the evolution of the RIAA. Here are our findings.

5.1.12

Too Old to Fight It

If you’re a “songwriter” or “producer” and don’t live in LA, chances are you’re also a barista or a waiter or, if you have business sense, a drug dealer. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

8.16.11

Ones and Zeros: China-Approved UK Internet Censorship Plans

h3. One: When country A doesn't like country B, they "show the latter's stealth helicopter":http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/08/15/pakistan.china/ to a country that doesn't like country B either (CNN) h3. Zero: "Blaming Jamaican patois for...

6.24.11

Japanese Musical Sensation AKB48 Trick Hordes Of Fans Into Loving a CGI Popstar: Introducing Aimi Eguchi

"AKB48":http://www.akb48.co.jp/english/members/index.html is a Japanese pop act that's less of a group and more an army. Created by producer/director "Yasushi Akimoto":http://www.akb48.co.jp/english/akimoto/index.html (who also happens to be the...

9.1.06

My Dad Signs Bands

Once my Dad came home with a CD and he was like: "Listen to this!" We listened to it and it was really, really good. I wanted to hear it again, have the CD, meet them and see them live.

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8.1.06

Electric Independence

Hallelujah. After 11 years of stalking the fringes, one of the country's leading independent labels, DC Recordings, has finally got round to releasing its first compilation.