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  • Napster: A brand buried by free music?

     
    To the extent that "Napster" means anything to the average Internet user, it means "free." And thanks to Spotify and Facebook, free may be a necessary ingredient in any subscription service going forward. The current version of Napster, however, simply...
  • Rhapsody to acquire rival music service Napster from Best Buy

     
    In a sign that Best Buy's digital music ambitions have fizzled, the retail giant is selling its subscription online music service Napster to Rhapsody in exchange for an undisclosed equity stake in the combined company. The deal comes just three......
  • The Morning Fix: 'Simpsons' salary snafu. Myspace's new look.

     
    Tuesday's headlines include a salary dispute on "The Simpsons," a look at Myspace's new look and Google's plans for YouTube to go pro....
  • Grooveshark: the other free music service

     
    Don't tell Paul Geller that free music on demand is a money-loser. Geller is vice president of business development at Grooveshark, an advertiser-supported site based in Gainesville, Fla., that streams an unlimited amount of music on demand to users at no...
  • VH1’s 'Rock Docs' to focus on Napster, 'TRL' and hip-hop's role in L.A. riots

     
    VH1’s Emmy Award-winning “Rock Docs” series have targeted the glory days of MTV's "TRL," Napster and the relationship between hip-hop and the 1992 Los Angeles riots as the subjects of upcoming documentaries, the network announced...
  • Box Office: 'Puss in Boots' wins weekend by more than a whisker [Updated]

     
    "Puss in Boots" was the No. 1 film at the box office this weekend, grossing $34 million. The other two films in wide release did not perform as well. The sci-fi action flick "In Time" collected $12 million, while Johnny Depp's "The Rum Diary" only brought...
  • EMI and Echo Nest create a 'sandbox' for app developers

     
    One problem for companies trying to launch online music services is the gantlet the major labels make them go through to obtain content or use it in new ways. That's something The Echo Nest, which provides an online platform and music-analysis tools for...
  • Online music: Rhapsody reaches 1 million subscribers, finally

     
    Rhapsody, the longest-running subscription-music service, announced Thursday that it had finally crossed the 1 million subscriber threshold. Before you cue the cork-popping, bear in mind that Rhapsody launched almost exactly 10 years ago, so its growth...
  • SXSW 2012: The music stories to watch

     
    Rock 'n' roll brings the headliners to South by Southwest, but the tech sector brings the registrants. The annual industry gathering, spring break party and brand bonanza is already underway in Austin, Texas, but it isn't until Tuesday that the one-time...
  • Texting in movie theaters: An idea whose time has come?

     
    When it comes to people texting in movie theaters, I’m not just a crank. I’m a vigilante. When a couple of young women sitting near me starting texting at a screening the other night, sending bright shafts of light from their phones into my...
  • SXSW 2012: Sean Parker predicts a 'war' between labels, artists

     
    While pledging an allegiance to neutrality, Napster co-founder Sean Parker essentially sounded the sirens of battle, and predicted an oncoming bout between labels and artists. He was speaking at a session at South by Southwest's music festival in Austin,...