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  1. Vinyl Mania

    October 08, 2012 6:10 AM EDT Leading reissue label Light in the Attic spreads the good word about vinyl at record stores nationwide. When Light in the Attic Records' Jon Treneff made a sales stop at the no-credit cards, vinyl-only Mississippi Records in Portland, Ore., ...

  2. NAB, Recording Academy Weigh In on Clear Channel-Big Machine Royalty Deal

    June 05, 2012 5:16 PM EDT The National Association of Broadcasters -- the radio stations' trade association - and the Recording Academy have weighed in on Clear Channel's agreement to pay sound recording performance royalties to the Big Machine Label Group, which ...

  3. Global Retail, Labels Plan For Record Store Day 2013 at NARM

    May 10, 2012 10:31 PM EDT While this year's Record Store Day was a resounding success, retailers and labels met in a townhall meeting to figure out how they can make next year's event even bigger. The meeting started with a report from a couple of international p ...

  4. Record Store Day Brings Explosive Sales to Indie Stores, SoundScan Data Shows

    April 26, 2012 11:45 AM EDT The scene at Fords, New Jersey's Vintage Vinyl during Portugal. The Man's set on Record Store Day. (Photo: Jerry Rubino) Record Store Day produced explosive sales gains at indie stores, that helped the U.S. industry slightly outpace the ...

  5. Backbeat: A (Record Store) Day in the Life: Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles

    April 23, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Matt Sullivan, left, and Patrick McCarthy from the Light in the Attic Records visited nine record stores in the L.A. area separately before joining forces to spin discs at Origami Vinyl. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Neil Schield knew he could make a handfu ...

  6. Record Store Day: Fans Flock to Stores in NYC Area, Across the Globe

    April 22, 2012 6:29 PM EDT On Record Store Day, the line outside New York's J&R Music World reached all the way down the corner, and around it toward Nassau Street. (Photo: Charlie Bagarozza) The faithful flocked to record stores all over the world on Saturday -- R ...

  7. Business Matters: Grooveshark Sued by EMI, Blames High Royalties and Pending Acquisition by Universal

    April 03, 2012 8:51 PM EDT Grooveshark Sued by EMI -- Grooveshark has been sued by EMI, but you wouldn't know it from the music streaming service's explanation for the companies' failed relationship. A Tuesday post at CNET.com reported the recorded music divi ...

  8. Neil Young: Steve Jobs Listened To Vinyl

    February 01, 2012 8:45 AM EST DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) -- Legendary rocker Neil Young took his campaign for higher-fidelity digital sound to the stage of a technology conference Tuesday, saying a giant of the industry was on his side: the late Steve Jobs. Young said the Apple c ...

  9. Why Young Music Fans Buy Vinyl -- and the Apps That Can Help Them

    January 26, 2012 5:00 AM EST As someone who spends lots of time thinking about the future of music as an app phenomenon, it might surprise you that I do a lot of my listening on vinyl records. I'm not alone - reports abound of vinyl's surging sales numbers over the ...

  10. EMI Reissues Compelte Pink Floyd Catalog

    September 30, 2011 8:14 AM EDT EMI's new Pink Floyd boxed set and its planned release of additional multiple-disc sets devoted to individual titles will no doubt attract a lot of attention in this fall's reissue market. It has the splashiest launch (including the re ...

  11. Backbeat: Joe Henry Previews 'Reverie' For 30 Guests @ L.A. Home Studio

    September 27, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Joe Henry set the needle down on a vinyl copy of his new Anti-Records release "Reverie," inviting guests to his home studio in South Pasadena, Calif., to "feel free to talk while the music plays -- provided you talk about me or it.& ...

  12. Radiohead Drive 55% Rise in U.K. Vinyl Sales

    July 27, 2011 7:03 PM EDT Vinyl album sales in the United Kingdom climbed by 55% in the first six months of 2011, according to new figures released by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). From January to June this year, 168,296 albums were sold in the vinyl forma ...

  13. Cooking Vinyl Signs Mult-Million Dollar Venture Capital Deal

    May 17, 2011 11:20 AM EDT London-based Cooking Vinyl Group, one of Europe's leading independent music companies, has clinched a multi-million dollar funding deal with Icebreaker, a U.K. venture-capital company. Cooking Vinyl will use the cash to finance the production ...

  14. Record Store Day Releases: A Complete Guide

    April 14, 2011 2:03 PM EDT Record Store Day takes place Saturday, April 16. Below is a list of all titles being released in conjunction with -- and exclusively for -- Record Store Day in the U.S. Each entry has artist, title, label and format. Some entries also include the ...

  15. Business Matters: WMG, Live Nation Ratings Downgraded

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. WMG, Live Nation Ratings Downgraded -- Both Warner Music Group and Live Nation have recently had their bond ratings downgraded by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service. In other words, one of the ...

  16. Australian Indie Rubber Halts CD Releases

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian indie label Rubber Records is shelving its CDs for good. The Melbourne-based label, which in the past has released albums by the likes of Jet, 1200 Techniques, Underground Lovers and the Casanovas, will no longer sell CDs in traditional ...

  17. Is The iTunes LP Sinking?

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Has the iTunes LP performed sluggishly in its first few months on the market? GigaOm's Paul Bonanos took a hard look at the digital album format and found record label disappointment over sales so light they may not cover developer costs that ...

  18. Analysis: The Paradox of the CD

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST The CD is the record industry's biggest problem and, yet, its biggest source of revenue - and it took another big hit in 2009. The format's sales dropped 17.9% from 2008. That's a predictable figure considering the previous two year ...

  19. Business Matters: Tenenbaum Case, Apple, Lala, Vinyl Sales

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The judge in the Joel Tenenbaum file sharing case issued a Memorandum and Order explaining the court's grant of summary judgment against t ...

  20. Analysis: Vinyl, Digital Sales Hit New High Marks

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Vinyl and single track download sales set new records last week, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan. The two events represent very different trends that were born from the rising popularity of digital music. As of November 8, four artists br ...

  21. Economist Submits Rebuttal In Tenenbaum Case

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Stan Liebowitz , a professor of economics at the University of Texas at Dallas, has submitted a rebuttal expert report in the Joel Tenenbaum file sharing case (made available by the Campaigns & Copyrights blog). His report was brought in to co ...

  22. Opinion: On-Demand CDs Still Problematic

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The new Cheap Trick album, "The Latest" , is current available at Amazon.com through the company's on-demand CD manufacturing as a one-month exclusive from the release date , but on-demand CDs are both the new wave and a failed expe ...

  23. Japan's Columbia Builds On-Demand CD Service

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The on-demand CD printing service by Columbia Music Entertainment, Japan's oldest record label, is picking up steam. The service allows customers to order long out-of-print titles and receive them with new packaging, images and information. H ...

  24. Business Briefs: YouTube, Origami Vinyl, TicketsNow and More

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - EMI has launched Your Soundcheck, "an exclusive online research community of people with a passion for music." It appears to be a continuation of the mission to learn about consumer behavior that was started with the consumer-facing EM ...

  25. NAB Offers Analysis Of Int'l Law In Royalties Dispute

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coinciding with what's expected to be explosive Capitol Hill testimony over the Performance Rights Act (H.R. 848) before the House Judiciary Committee today (March 10), the NAB has released a study that it says refutes the RIAA's claims ...

  26. German Vinyl Sales Slide

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Vinyl record distributors are reporting declines of up to 60% in sales, a trend which is affecting dance music labels behind vinyl releases of house, techno and hip-hop. More and more DJs are using MP3s in their work rather than expensive vinyl re ...

  27. Universal Music Canada Cuts 19 Jobs

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada announced 19 job cuts last Friday (Jan. 11), as well as the departure of senior executives, as the company attempts to cope with sagging compact disc sales in the Canadian market. The job cuts were from administrative positi ...

  28. Vinyl Gets Vital: A Classic Format Makes A Comeback

    November 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST On a humid Friday night in October, three 19-year-olds crowd into a small New York University dorm room to listen to music. The room is typical: battered posters of Joy Division and Harry Nilsson taped to the walls, an unmade bed, no signs of food ...

  29. U.K.'s ITC Conference Kicks Off

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yvette Livesey, co-founder and director of In The City, used her opening address on day one of Britain's largest music convention to herald the "beginning of a new era." Opening the Oct. 20-22 Manchester event with a moving speech, ...

  30. Six Degrees Launches Free Download Program

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Six Degrees Records will launch a "Download of the Week" service tomorrow which will allow customers to download a free MP3 song from an emerging artist on the label's blog. The download series is intended to compliment the existing ...

  31. U.K. Fans World’s No. 1 CD Buyers

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music fans in the U.K. are top of the world CD buying charts for the fourth year in a row, despite the inroads being made by downloading songs from the Internet. Figures produced by the IFPI for international CD sales point to the U.K. population ...

  32. RoyaltyShare Acquires IDEA

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT RoyaltyShare has acquired Independent Digital Entertainment & Arts, which provides outsourced content management and delivery services to record labels, distributors and retailers. RoyaltyShare says it will add IDEA's outsourcing capabili ...

  33. UMGI's Digital Revival Program Hits 250K Sales

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Second batch of catalog reissues due November. Universal Music Group International's program of digitalizing out-of-print European recordings is realizing encouraging results. Since the novel multi-year project was announced in February, cons ...

  34. UMGI's Digital Revival Program Hits 250K Sales

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International's program of digitalizing out-of-print European recordings is realizing encouraging results. Since the novel multi-year project was announced in February, consumers Universal Music Group International' ...

  35. Retail Track

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In what appears to be a first, at least in the United States, a record label's catalog has been sold in two pieces--master recording and digital rights ownership and physical music sales--simultaneous In what appears to be a first, at least i ...

  36. Retail Track

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In what appears to be a first, at least in the United States, a record label's catalog has been sold in two pieces--master recording and digital rights ownership and physical music sales--simultaneous In what appears to be a first, at least i ...

  37. Retail Track

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In what appears to be a first, at least in the United States, a record label's catalog has been sold in two pieces--master recording and digital rights ownership and physical music sales--simultaneous In what appears to be a first, at least i ...

  38. Retail Track

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the music industry moves further into the digital era, major label veterans are wondering if record companies will make the same mistakes twice: Will the foibles of the physical word happen all ove As the music industry moves further into the d ...

  39. Retail Track

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the music industry moves further into the digital era, major label veterans are wondering if record companies will make the same mistakes twice: Will the foibles of the physical word happen all ove As the music industry moves further into the d ...

  40. Retail Track

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the music industry moves further into the digital era, major label veterans are wondering if record companies will make the same mistakes twice: Will the foibles of the physical word happen all ove As the music industry moves further into the d ...

  41. Retail Track

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST While record stores are having a hard time of it this year, book retailers are doing just fine, although they too admit that the amount of store space they have been dedicating to music is troubling t While record stores are having a hard time of ...

  42. Retail Track

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST While record stores are having a hard time of it this year, book retailers are doing just fine, although they too admit that the amount of store space they have been dedicating to music is troubling t While record stores are having a hard time of ...

  43. Retail Track

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST While record stores are having a hard time of it this year, book retailers are doing just fine, although they too admit that the amount of store space they have been dedicating to music is troubling t While record stores are having a hard time of ...

  44. Our Recorded Heritage Deserves To Be Heard

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Record companies have long treated catalog product-whether created by them or inherited from companies they acquire-as an asset they could exploit or ignore at will. Mostly they have ignored it, reiss Tim Brooks is the author of "Lost Sounds: ...

  45. Our Recorded Heritage Deserves To Be Heard

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Record companies have long treated catalog product-whether created by them or inherited from companies they acquire-as an asset they could exploit or ignore at will. Mostly they have ignored it, reiss Tim Brooks is the author of "Lost Sounds: ...

  46. Studio Monitor

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The strong presence of indie production companies and students at the Audio Engineering Society's 117th convention reflects high demand for recording gear. Read Christopher Walsh's column. The strong presence of indie production companie ...

  47. Global Music

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent record companies worldwide have long been recognized for discovering adventurous artists and cutting-edge sounds. In recent years, those creative strengths have yielded commercial power. Independent record companies worldwide have long ...

  48. Studio Monitor

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ray Charles' RPM International studio is where he recorded his final album, "Genius Loves Company." Read Christopher Walsh's column. Ray Charles' RPM International studio is where he recorded his final album, "Genius ...

  49. RIAA Takes Aim At Digital Radio Recorders

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol says that while he is "enthusiastic" about High Definition (HD) digital radio, the trade group has major concerns that the planned WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Recording Indust ...

  50. Physicists Find Method To Improve Audio

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two physicists have discovered a way to digitally map old, archived audio recordings and reconstruct the sound. Two physicists have discovered a way to digitally map old, archived audio recordings and reconstruct the sound. Four years after hearin ...

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