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  • SXSW 2014: The decline and resurgence of indie music retail

    SXSW 2014: The decline and resurgence of indie music retail
    On Friday afternoon, while South by Southwest festival attendees were sleeping off hangovers or busy making new ones, in a conference room at the Austin Convention Center, record people were discussing the return of indie record stores, the success of the...
  • Billionaire Sean Parker calls Big Sur wedding flap 'agonizing'

    Billionaire Sean Parker calls Big Sur wedding flap 'agonizing'
    MENLO PARK, Calif. — In their first joint interview since their multimillion-dollar Big Sur wedding drew controversy and a $2.5-million Coastal Commission fine, billionaire Napster founder Sean Parker and his newlywed wife, Alexandra Lenas, said...
  • Insight: No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes

    Insight: No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes
    Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the U.N. calls "one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced". Electronic cigarettes are the future,...
  • Review: 'Downloaded' captures Napster's trailblazing role in the digital revolution

    Review: 'Downloaded' captures Napster's trailblazing role in the digital revolution
    Alex Winter's documentary "Downloaded" charts the rise and fall of Napster, the upstart file-sharing music-community hub that made founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker into either Information Age heroes or criminal masterminds, depending on how you...
  • Social Media is Now a College Major

    Social Media is Now a College Major
    What would you rather do, talk to your friends on Twitter, or do homework? Trick question. Those are now the same thing, thanks to Newberry College in South Carolina, which is offering Social Media as a major for incoming students. And, with the blazing...
  • 'Side Effects' review: Soderbergh goes out with his usual style

    'Side Effects' review: Soderbergh goes out with his usual style
    *** (out of four) For anyone who struggles to focus their attention on a movie—that should include all 23 people who saw Al Pacino in last week's embarrassing “Stand Up Guys”—“Side Effects” is just what the doctor...
  • Steal his movie and Simon Klose will thank you

    Steal his movie and Simon Klose will thank you
    AUSTIN, Texas — Simon Klose would like you to steal his movie. Stream it, download it, share it with someone in Croatia or Brazil and remix it with videos of kittens playing patty-cake, if that's your kind of thing. Klose, 37, is the director of...
  • Future of Music 2012: A fight over Internet radio scraps

    Future of Music 2012: A fight over Internet radio scraps
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There were moments Tuesday during the annual Future of Music Summit where the conversation about revenue in the digital music industry sounded like a scrum over crumbs, a desperate fight over an increasingly shrinking pie. "There is...
  • Buzz begins for possible Oscar bid for Oprah Winfrey in 'Butler'

    Buzz begins for possible Oscar bid for Oprah Winfrey in 'Butler'
    Oprah. Oscar. Oscar. Oprah. Yes, it might be a bit early to riff on David Letterman's ill-fated, Uma-Oprah 1995 Academy Awards monologue bit. Then again, with Winfrey's movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" sitting atop the box office for a second week with a...
  • The sharps and flats of the music business

    The sharps and flats of the music business
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the day I quit my software job. There was nothing wrong with my job; it was rewarding and I liked it, but "information architect" was not my calling. I didn't want to sit at a computer all day. I wanted to make...
  • Music streaming service Rhapsody lays off 15% of staff

    Music streaming service Rhapsody lays off 15% of staff
    Streaming music pioneer Rhapsody, one of the first digital music companies to offer access to songs through monthly subscriptions, has cut its staff by 15%. Also, its president, Jon Irwin, is stepping down and will continue as a strategic advisor. ...