| Apr 6, 2015
| 8:05 AM
It’s a major statement for the makers of a product to promise to change the music industry. How often does anything come along that actually does that?
Last week, the high-profile rollout of Tidal, a fledgling, hi-fi streaming service recently...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 3:18 PM
You can't just walk into an Apple store and buy an Apple Watch, my friend told me. You can't even just walk in and try it on. It's appointment only — no exceptions.
The whole thing had me nervous. I'd bought Macs and iPhones. But with the...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 12:07 PM
On the ground floor of the old Harris Music building, its upper layers long ago converted to downtown residential loft living, Will Gildersleeve is working up interest in this year's edition of SunFest.
The 23-year-old is standing a stone's throw from...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 3:13 PM
Jug Bay annual meeting
The Friends of Jug Bay will hold its annual meeting from 2:30 to 5 p.m. April 12 at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road in Lothian.
The meeting will begin with refreshments followed by annual reports for FY 2015 by...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:58 AM
In one swift motion a foot is in the air above my head, just as quick the student is standing again on two feet. The student is Christopher Smith of Vuong's Martial Arts in Gambrills and he is practicing for the USA Taekwondo National Tournament.
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:00 PM
Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Gwen Stefani and Snoop Dogg were just a few of the acts that took to the stage in a week of posh parties all over town in the days leading up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
Late Thursday, as rehearsals were in full gear at...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, is letting some guests stream Netflix, Pandora and Hulu on their hotel television sets.
Before you rush to book a Marriott room, the hotel giant is offering the feature only at eight...
| Feb 12, 2015
Pandora-BMI case: In the Feb. 10 Business section, an article about a trial involving Pandora Media Inc. and Broadcast Music Inc. said that radio stations paid BMI an average of $150 million a year each for licensing fees. It is the stations combined that...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 1:05 PM
Why would Jay Z spend $54 million to buy music streaming service Tidal, which will allow fellow artists to serve as equity holders? Because he, like others, is fed up with the lack of control that artists have over the music business.
| Apr 1, 2015
| 1:12 PM
Action Movie (Free for iOS with in-app purchases for additional effects)
What it is: a way to add special effects in 5- to 10-second videos shot in-app. Free effects include "Star Trek" phasers, photon torpedoes fired from Star Trek Enterprise and "Call...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 10:45 PM
The music companies had their shot. So have the tech companies.
Now a group of top recording artists says it wants its chance to make money streaming music.
With the scripted sheen of one of his videos, rapper Jay Z led a parade of music royalty...