| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:40 AM
If you've paid attention to Internet news over the past year, you might know that the notion of a "free Internet" has been hotly debated and seen by many as under siege.
Internet activists recently stopped SOPA and PIPA, two bills that would've given...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:19 AM
When AMERICAN IDOL’s 12th season debuts in January 2013, superstar judge Mariah Carey - the best-selling female recording artist of all time – and returning judge Randy Jackson, a Grammy Award-winning producer whose expertise and beloved...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Nostalgia is catching up with us as musicians resurrect albums on stage that we’ve scarcely had time to forget about: Rapper 50 Cent last month performed all of his 2003 effort “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” at a festival in Texas, and...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 12:09 PM
For classic rocker Tom Petty the waiting is the hardest part after five guitars were stolen from a soundstage where the Heartbreakers were rehearsing for their upcoming U.S. tour.
A $7,500 reward is being offered for the return of the guitars,...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 11:35 AM
"I've always been a writer. My songs are the door to every dream I've ever had and every success I've ever achieved," says Dolly Parton of her incredible career, which has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down.
| Jan 29, 2010
| 2:35 PM
| Dec 20, 2008
After five years and about 35,000 lawsuits, the major record companies have ended their prodigious litigation campaign against music fans who shared songs online without the labels' permission. It's a welcome step for many reasons, not the least of...
| Oct 1, 2007
The major record companies' campaign against individual file-sharers hits a milestone Tuesday: for the first time since the lawsuits began four years ago, a case will actually go to trial.
The defendant is Jammie Thomas, a Native American single mother...
| Feb 19, 2007
One way to judge the music industry's troubles is to watch annual sales figures for CDs, which have slumped 25% since 2000. But it's more revealing to chart how the major record companies' attitudes about new business models online have been shifting.
| Feb 18, 2008
A few days ago I came across an Op-Ed submission that called for file sharing to be decriminalized. The editors here decided not to run it, but it intrigued me for a couple of reasons. First, the author, Karl Sigfrid, is a member of the Swedish Parliament...
| Nov 16, 2008
The music industry's courtroom campaign against people who share songs online is coming under counterattack.
A Harvard Law School professor has launched a constitutional assault against a federal copyright law at the heart of the industry's aggressive...