Tag: downloading

by Dan Reimold

I cut the cable cord in early 2006. When I tell friends and colleagues I’m a cord-cutter, the biggest misconception — beyond initial worries about the phrase involving bodily harm — is that I don’t watch TV. I have a 42” flat screen. I watch TV all the time. I just don’t watch regularly scheduled, […] more »

by Jason Feinberg

The exponential growth of Internet bandwidth combined with the ability to significantly compress digital audio has impacted the music industry in numerous ways, for better and worse. Just as file trading created a massive network of pirated music, the ability to stream audio in real-time has allowed for a number of innovative content distribution and […] more »

by Simon Owens

Last month, Politico’s Mike Allen asked presidential hopeful John McCain the seemingly innocent question of how many houses he owned. McCain’s response — “I’ll have my staff get to you” — became a major focus for both the media and Obama’s campaign, who repeated it in just about every speech to illustrate that the Republican […] more »

by Mark Glaser

“If you love somebody, set them free.” It’s an old adage that Sting eventually made popular set to music, but it also applies to recorded music these days. More and more artists are giving away some tracks to help market themselves, either by selling other tracks, going on tour or hawking merchandise. As CD sales […] more »

by Mark Glaser

With digital distribution and file sharing online, bands have been able to get their music in front of more fans than ever before. But because of file sharing and cheaper downloads, bands also might feel like they can’t make as much money by selling music and will often give away some MP3 tracks. In fact, […] more »

by Mark Glaser

First, let’s congratulate the traditional music-on-wax industry for trying something new in digital music — outside of suing its customers. The largest of the music companies, Universal Music Group, announced it would offer free music downloads through a startup called SpiralFrog supported by advertising. The other big music companies are negotiating with SpiralFrog, too. Clap, […] more »