By Luke Winkie Around this time of year, a lot of music websites put up "Holiday Gift Guides." They're either earnest, and articulate, and full of enthusiastic suggestions for interesting items for the music lover in your life, or they're depressing corporate-sponsored flotsam and stand as a remark ... More >>
Deep inside Spotify headquarters, at this very moment, some poor marketing team is tasked with the idea of making Spotify gift accounts sound like a good idea for a Christmas present. I know this because I am too cheap to pay to make the Spotify ads go away. So far they've been wise enough not to ... More >>
I used to love Summer Jams--a part of me still does. For that reason I would like to apologize personally to Carly Rae Jepsen for having, to date, not been pissed off about or aware of how frequently her single's been played on the radio. I hope my credentials are in order: When I was 12 I owned th ... More >>
It's true: Megaupload has been gone an entire week, and for the millions of people who used the site because they like their totally legal for-pay cloud storage to come equipped with fake download links and massive flash banner ads I'm sure things have been difficult. For copyright holders, massiv ... More >>
Friday morning's scheduled space shuttle launch, the last of 135 missions flown by the orbiters, marks the exact moment at which a space-travel technology from 1981 finally becomes obsolete. That's right: If you'd just overbuilt your music collection like NASA did with Atlantis, you could s ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaWhen not out competing in national DJ tournaments, DJ Mahf (a.k.a. Dan Mahfood) can be found scouring local record stores for hours on end, sometimes with a portable record player by his side. A life-long fan of funk, soul and hip-hop, Mahf used to use a fake I.D. to sneak into Bl ... More >>
Ben Weasel gets digi with it.
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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
A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.
Ascetic Records reaps rich rewards from its founders' parsimonious ways