San Francisco Chronicle

  1. Michael Chabon Digs Deep About Record Stores, Race and Writing 'Telegraph Avenue'

    September 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Telegraph Avenue author Michael Chabon at the "Brokeland Records" pop-up store inside Diesel Records in Oakland earlier this month. An effort between Harper (the book's publisher) and the store, the pop-up featured used-jazz records ...

  2. Coroner: Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Committed Suicide

    April 10, 2012 9:55 PM EDT The death of rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed an eponymous band in the 1970s and played with heavy hitters such as Van Morrison and Herbie Hancock, has been ruled a suicide. Ronnie Montrose, Rock guitarist, Dead at 64 The San Francisco C ...

  3. Business Matters: Earbits-Powered Radio Station Debuts at SFGate

    July 20, 2011 5:58 PM EDT Earbits-Powered Radio Station Debuts at SFGate -- Internet radio startup Earbits has found a clever way to get its product to market. SFGate, the online version of the San Francisco Chronicle, launched the Earbits-powered SFGate Radio on Wednesday ...

  4. Phoebe Snow, 'Poetry Man' Singer, Dead at 58

    April 26, 2011 11:48 AM EDT P hoebe Snow , a bluesy singer, guitarist and songwriter who had a defining hit of the 1970s with "Poetry Man" but then largely dropped out of the spotlight to care for her disabled daughter, has died. Snow, who was nominated for best ne ...

  5. Business Matters: BMI, John Lennon, Foursquare, Lilith and more

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT INTERIM FEE AGREED ON -- BMI and the Radio Music License Committee have agreed on an interim fee starting August 1 that will reduce the radio industry’s fee to $192 million from $217 million. BMI had previously agreed to the lower fee (reduced 7% ...

  6. Briefs: Spotify, Pandora, CMX, Zune

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Per Sundin, managing director of Universal Music Sweden, told the Swedish Wire that within five months of its launch Spotify had passed iTunes as the company's largest source of digital revenue. It's possible Swedes were nudged in tha ...

  7. Grammys Media Roundup

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Just like everyone blogging and Twittering at home, each media outlet coast to coast had its own take on the 2009 Grammys. The New York Times focused on the show's turn away from awards presentations and towards live performances, mostly prai ...

  8. Jefferson Airplane Drummer Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) of cancer at his home in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66. Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, died Tuesday (Jan. ...

  9. Mercora, Grokster Team For 'Grokster Radio'

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mercora Inc. has teamed with embattled peer-to-peer software provider Grokster Ltd. to form "Grokster Radio." Mercora Inc. has teamed with embattled peer-to-peer software provider Grokster Ltd. to form "Grokster Radio." Mercora ...