Tag: digital music

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon and Hachette resolve dispute (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 2. John Cook’s rehire is sign of new, integrated editorial approach at Gawker Media (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 3. Why the new social network “This” is a Facebook alternative that actually makes sense (David Holmes / PandoDaily) 4. StoryTracker is a new tool […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Scammers, hackers and spies hit campaign trail (Byron Tau / Politico) 2. Guardian News & Media loss narrows, with print income stable and digital revenues up 24% (Mark Sweney / Guardian) 3. Facebook suffers brief outages in violence-hit Myanmar (Shibani Mahtani & Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal) 4. Beacon Reader’s crowdfunding platform now […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The great satirical-news scam of 2014 (Emmett Rensin / The New Republic) 2. Should you have a right to sell your e-books and digital music? (Jeff John Roberts / GigaOm) 3. The New York Times can’t abandon print—yet (Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Close to half of all U.S. households subscribe to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Topsy could help fill in Apple’s big hole — big data (Derrick Harris / GigaOm) 2. A list of reasons why our brains love lists (Maria Konnikova / The New Yorker) 3. Facebook’s News Feed algorithm to start showing fewer memes, more articles (Emil Protalinski / The Next Web) 4. Being a viral genius […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Was photo of dead Libyan ambassador in online photo gallery acceptable? (NYT) 2. iPhone 5 features that could help journalists with reporting (Nieman Lab) 3. UCLA professor to lead new media institute (Columbia Spectator) 4. Should Google censor videos because […] more »

by Jason Feinberg

The music industry is still in tremendous turmoil. Yet it is also full of the kind of discussions needed to remake and rebuild the industry. Fostering those conversations is the purpose of the revamped New Music Seminar (NMS), the most recent edition of which took place last week in Los Angeles. The conference focused on […] more »

by Jason Feinberg

I’ve been covering the digital music business for MediaShift for more than 18 months, and in that time I’ve chronicled new services and examined key trends and news. Below is a look at 10 things that I’ve come to believe are true about the modern music business. 1. The “DIY Revolution” has Been Relatively Ineffective […] more »

by Jeffrey D. Neuburger

Who owns your copy of “War and Peace”? If we’re talking about a dog-eared paperback copy of “War and Peace” that you purchased in your college bookstore, then you own the copy for purposes of copyright law. But if we are talking about an e-book version of the latest translation that was bought online and […] more »

by Jason Feinberg

As 2009 comes to a close, and the music industry shifts focus to 2010, it’s worth looking back at some of the noteworthy events of the past 12 months. This is also the right time to look ahead and predict what will happen next year. For some in the business, this year brought trouble after […] more »

by Jason Feinberg

Note: This is the first post from Jason Feinberg, MediaShift’s new music correspondent. With his background in online marketing, Jason will be sharing his insights into how artists can best utilize new technology in connecting with fans. There was a time when celebrity musicians were positioned as unreachable idols. Those days are long gone; in […] more »