Nobody has written an original rock song since 1953, and the entire music industry is founded on exchanging blurry photocopies of other people's work. Sure, some art is outright plagiarism, but even when it's in a gray area, it's an opportunity for cash. Case in point: Australian psych band Tame Imp ... More >>
It's common knowledge that the popular music industry is dominated by a few huge companies, sometimes referred to as the Big Three: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. It used to be the Big Four, until EMI was subsumed into the other three. Before that, it was the ... More >>
courtesy of Gridiron EntertainmentKyle TurleyRemember ex-Rams offensive lineman Kyle Turley? The long-haired, tattooed guy with all those anger-management issues? The man who once got so pissed off, he tore the helmet off a guy's head and flung it across the field? Oh yeah, that Kyle Turley ... More >>
EMI RecordsDavid Lynch, Danger Mouse and SparklehorseLast spring, the late Mark Linkous (a.k.a. the man behind Sparklehorse) attempted to release what would be one of his final projects, Dark Night of the Soul. The album was a collaboration between Linkous and infamous musician/producer, Dang ... More >>
Picture GroupOK Go is at the Old Rock House on SundayIt's not even half-over yet, but 2010 has already been a monumental year for OK Go. In January, the quartet released Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky, its first album of original material since 2005's Oh No. A marked departure from their earli ... More >>
Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyLady Gaga in LA, 12/23/09Last Thursday, to preview Lady Gaga's show at the Fox that night, I posted about a Nirvana-Lady Gaga mashup floating around the Internet. In that post, I embedded the YouTube video and a link to the where the mashup originated: a blog post on th ... More >>
Earlier this week over at the Daily RFT, Bill Streeter penned a great, thought-provoking post about several issues concerning digital music now. Among other things, he discusses the competing versions of a new digital album -- one dreamed up by Apple and the other dreamed up by the Big 4 major label ... More >>
Photo by Crabchick via FlickrRecord companies have been dragged kicking and screaming by consumers (and Apple) into the digital age in the last ten years. And predictions are that 2010 will mark a tipping point where music purchased digitally via download will account for more than half of all mu ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, August 11. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard.
Digital music just gets better. See ya later, major labels.
This St. Louis rapper thinks he's got a winning hand to play
The Aerovons were this close to becoming America's Beatles. What happened?
Dick Morris pipes up, the Bishops come to town and I-70 gets no respect
Or: How Mark Cuban would have -- and could have? -- saved the music biz
Thursday, Sept. 21; Off Broadway