| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:10 PM
It’s been more than a month since Milton Everett Olin Jr., a former executive of the file-sharing website Napster Inc., was struck and killed by a sheriff’s patrol car as he was riding his bicycle in Calabasas.
L.A. County Sheriff's...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The appeals court ruling Tuesday that rejected most of the Federal Communications Commission's "net neutrality" rules sent a fair number of Internet advocates into panic attacks. But the worst-case scenarios laid out in the media — consumers gouged,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The evolution of funk music, Napster and Sharon Jones’ battle with cancer are among the topics that will get the documentary treatment for VH1, the network announced on Thursday.
VH1 revealed its slate of upcoming films as part of its Emmy Award-...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Clive Davis typically has many irons in many fires. So even though he's holed up in an elegant Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow he's had at his disposal "forever" — fielding phone calls, e-mails and, yes, even faxes while organizing the annual pre-...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Los Angeles County prosecutors will soon probably consider whether to file charges against a sheriff’s deputy who fatally hit a former Napster executive bicycling on Mullholland Highway, sheriff's officials said Thursday.
It’s been more than...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Oliver Luckett has perfected the art of excess. Seemingly every inch of the walls in his Los Angeles tech start-up, theAudience, is crowded with murals and framed works by street artists such as Shepard Fairey as well as contemporary artists like Jere...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
My inbox has been filling up with critics saying gotcha, implying my endorsement of the hi-res streaming service Wimp is a belated acknowledgement of the superiority and inevitability of Pono.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Wimp is a new...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:02 AM
To vinyl collectors, Record Store Day is the equivalent of Christmas morning. And with the seventh-annual event being celebrated Saturday, audiophiles will flock to their local record store to try to get their hands on great deals and limited-edition...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 9:10 AM
"I mean, I'm wearing next to nothing
I even put on a little spice
I long for you to hold me in your arms
But instead, you cradle your device."
— Tom Brosseau, "Cradle Your Device"
Need any more proof that smartphones have taken over our...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The good news for the music industry out of the Recording Industry Assn. of America’s just released report on sales and revenue for 2013? Things didn’t get any worse than they were during the previous three years.
Overall revenue during 2013...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown reported a war chest of nearly $20 million as he seeks an unprecedented fourth term as the state’s top executive, according to financial disclosure documents filed Friday with the California secretary of state’s office.