Tag: digital music

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 »

by Mark Glaser

The people formerly known as the audience (TPFKATA) are doing more than just fact-checking newspaper stories, time-shifting TV shows and capturing breaking news on their cameraphones. They are also helping run their favorite bands, designing and voting on concert T-shirts, mixing studio albums and even voting on which cities should be included in a band’s [...] more »