Article: Today is Napster’s last day of existence by Julianne Pepitone

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Napster, the music-industry scourge that blazed a trail that led to modern digital music services, is about to head off into its final good night. On Thursday, Napster will be merged officially with Rhapsody, the largest on-demand music service in the U.S. 568 100 Print Comment Rhapsody announced last month that [...]

Article: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: The Truth About How Twitter Is Making Money by Kamelia Angelova

Here is the Twitter interview that matters. The company’s chief revenue officer Adam Bain explains: • How sponsored tweets really work. • How Twitter is making a boatload of money from promotions, advertising campaigns and organic user interests. • How advertisers are planning their Twitter campaigns. • Why Jack Dorsey has a lot of time [...]

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Article: Sheet Music Direct iPad App

Do you want immediate access to more than 100,000 high-quality scores from the most respected music print publisher in the world, right from your iPad and your computer? Are you tired of lugging a bulging binder of sheet music to your gigs? Then look no further… the Sheet Music Direct for iPad app is for [...]

Article: Inside Record Labels: Organizing Things by Christopher Knab, Fourfront Media & Music

There is a lot of work involved with signing, recording, promoting, publicizing, and selling music. The following introduction to the way major labels and independent labels setup the business of music marketing is broken down by departments. As you will see, the larger record labels have the luxury of having many different departments and dozens [...]

Articles: Music Sales Up For First Time Since 2004

What’s the biggest surprise in the music industry this year? Music sales are actually up for the first time since 2004. Music lovers are doing something they haven’t done in years: They’re buying more albums. The number of albums sold this year has increased for the first time since 2004, led by deep discounting and [...]

Article: Why Is It So Hard to Give a Record Label My Money? by MICHAEL BRANDVOLD

I updated the original article I posted on October 19th. Maybe I am missing something, maybe I don’t understand why territory restrictions still need to exist. I guess thinking of the world as the territory is wrong. Maybe my feeling that fans will buy music if you make music available the moment they want it, [...]

Music News: Common Clears Up Alleged Diss Towards Drake On “Sweet”

The Chi-town rapper addresses suspicions that he insulted Drizzy on his new cut. On his cut “Sweet“ Common takes aimless shots at “soft” rappers, rhyming, “Y’all niggas man, y’all soft motherfuckers / Singing all around me man, la la la / You ain’t motherfucking Frank Sinatra / Uh, lil’ bitch / Sweet ass motherfucker.” While many [...]

Quote Of The Day

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress. Bruce Barton