Of Princes, Pirates and Peer-to-Peer

While Prince is famous for his eccentricities as much as for his music (I never knew how to pronounce that ♂ thing) his latest foray into the news has been more than usually self damaging….

Fallout Again?

Excuse the pun, but the fallout from Radiohead’s decision to release their latest album on a pay-what-you-want download basis from their website has been widespread. As an exercise in self-promotion, it’s hard to imagine a…

Digital Music Consumption Patterns

There has been a lot of melodramatic news coverage recently about the decline of the music industry. But as previously mentioned in this blog, those areas like CD sales in which we have seen declining…

The Music Industry is Growing, Believe It Or Not!

Chris Anderson over at The Long Tail has compiled stats showing that the music industry as a whole is still growing! Overall a lot has been happening in the music industry in the last few…

eMusic Has Joined the Fray

It is now official the world’s largest retailer of independent music and the world’s second largest digital music retailer overall, with over 2 million tracks from more than 13,000 independent labels, has joined forces with…

Audio Lunchbox Sign with RouteNote

RouteNote has finally added another top level partner to its portfolio, Audio LunchBox. ALB offers 2 ways to shop at ALB. You can purchase one of our subscription plans, or use our a la carte…

AOL with Upcoming Lyrics Offering

A week after AOL sacked 2,000 out of its 10,000 employees, mainly to focus resources on their new advertising platform exploits, they have no mentioned offering a new lyrics product in conjunction with Gracenote. Gracenote…