Chuck Berry entered the music scene at a time when singles were the predominant manner of disseminating music. That's probably why the St. Louis native is known more for individual songs than, say, a seminal album. But while songs such "Maybellene" and "Johnny B. Goode" get the lion's share of atte ... More >>
And some St. Louis hip-hop artists take their future into their own hands.
www.hiphopgame.com Mixtapes whether they're the smash-hit mashups of Danger Mouse or the CD-Rs sold out of an up-and-coming DJ's backpack are an integral part of hip-hop culture. Perhaps more than in any other musical genre, these compilations build buzz for the featured artists & ... More >>
It might be the last dance for St. Louis' independent record stores.
The new Wilco album has been leaked. Should we feel guilty for listening?
Wash. U. students find a way around their Kazaa conundrum
We feel our age at St. Charles' new skate park, bare our guilty soul to the Recording Industry Association of America and pay our last respects to another victim of asbestos
The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.
Local music retailers are facing tough times and coming up with new ways to combat slumping sales across the industry -- if they don't file for bankruptcy, that is
Proposed legislation by the U.S. Senate aims to deter the spreading radio empire. Good luck.
Week of October 9, 2002
The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. Stan Liebowitz says otherwise.
The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. A UTD prof says it ain't.
Internet-only radio stations take a beating
Our intrepid reporter gets her fill of St. Louis' best music
Internet-only radio faces a shaky future thanks to the grasping hands of the Recording Industry Association of America
Or: How Mark Cuban would have -- and could have? -- saved the music biz
Slammies no more -- it's the Riverfront Times Music Awards
Local heroes Nadine drove hundreds of miles to perform at SXSW, the music industry's biggest clusterfuck. Was it worth it?
Wave bye-bye to the bootleg -- in the MP3 domain, a digital file is replacing an artifact
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?
Gene Bradford brings all that jazz to St. Louis by way of the Backstage Bistro
Christian rock combines the Lord's message with the devil's beat. Sometimes the result is exhilaration. Sometimes it's god-awful confusion.