1. CMJ, Despite the Internet, Logistics, and Few Brands, Keeps Kicking Out the Jams

    October 20, 2014 8:27 AM EDT Everything you need to know about CMJ Music Marathon naysayers can be found in Brooklyn Vegan 's endlessly infuriating, occasionally informative comments section. Last August, when the initial lineup for New York City's 33rd annual festi ...

  2. Pandora Co-Founder Tim Westergren's Political Donations Show a Singular Focus

    July 28, 2014 5:05 PM EDT A report Monday (July 28) from the Trichordist , a blog that often focuses on regulatory issues that would affect songwriters, accuses Pandora co-founder Tim Westergren of supporting anti-gay politician Jason Chaffetz , but a closer look at Wester ...

  3. Pandora Co-Founder Tim Westergren's Political Donations Show a Singular Focus

    July 28, 2014 5:05 PM EDT 6 0 0 A report Monday (July 28) from the Trichordist , a blog that often focuses on regulatory issues that would affect songwriters, accuses Pandora co-founder Tim Westergren of supporting anti-gay politician Jason Chaffetz , but a closer look at Westergr ...

  4. The Hubris Behind Google's Demotion of Rap Genius (Guest Post)

    January 15, 2014 6:11 AM EST Chris Castle is managing parter at Christian L. Castle Attorneys in Austin, Texas. Google's attack on Rap Genius proves the company can demote websites when it suits the search giant. Rap Genius recently came in from the cold after topping m ...

  5. Business Matters: How Pandora Pays Less -- And More -- Than Radio

    July 01, 2013 6:55 PM EDT Terrestrial radio pays roughly 28% more to publishers per play, per listener than Pandora, according to Billboard estimates from numbers provided in blog posts by David Lowery and Jay Frank . But publishing is a small part of Pandora's roya ...

  6. Business Matters: The Webcasting Royalty Debate Rages On

    June 25, 2013 7:20 PM EDT Two legendary artists have sounded off against lower royalties for webcasters. On Sunday, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason penned an op-ed in USA Today (which Billboard.biz received permission to reprint here ) warning fe ...

  7. SXSW: David Lowery and Co. Lash out Against Industry 'Pimps'

    March 16, 2013 11:16 AM EDT Passions ran high Friday evening at what was described by its organizers as “an artists’ panel” in the Austin Convention Center for SXSW. The distinction was deliberate -- too many panels and presentations at this conference had failed to rep ...

  8. Amanda Palmer Q&A: Why Pay-What-You-Want Is the Way Forward, and More

    January 28, 2013 7:44 AM EST Amanda Palmer is hardly your average musician. The multi-faceted artist and former co-leader of Dresden Dolls has a groundbreakingly hands-on relationship with her business affairs and, via social media, with her fans. Last year those fans pledged ...

  9. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 2: Mumford, PSY, Adele Among Most Important Artists of 2012

    December 20, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

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  11. From Alabama to Rihanna, Stars Fight Pandora on Royalties

    November 15, 2012 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 The battle over webcasting royalties went up a notch Wednesday when 125 artists ranging from Alabama to Rihanna wrote an open letter to Internet-radio company Pandora Media over its attempt to change the way the statutory webcasting rates are set. T ...

  12. Rihanna, Katy Perry, Billy Joel, 122 Other Artists Tell Pandora: 'That's Not How Partners Work Together'

    November 14, 2012 12:15 PM EST The battle over webcasting royalties went up a notch Wednesday when 125 artists ranging from Alabama to Zac Brown Band wrote an open letter to Internet-radio company Pandora Media over its attempt to change the way the statutory webcasting rates a ...

  13. Camper Van Beethoven, 'Northern California Girls': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Band Says First New Album in Nine Years Is Heavily Influenced By 'Holland'-era Beach Boys "La Costa Perdida," Camper Van Beethoven 's first new album in nine years was the result of a fortuitous concert postponement. The gro ...

  14. Guest Post: Emily White, David Lowery and Legos: Can't We Get Along? By Songwriter Jonathan Coulton

    June 27, 2012 5:59 PM EDT Editor's Note : Amid all the things that happened last week during the Universal-EMI Senate hearing, the New Music Seminar, A2IM's indie week and more, nothing seems to have captured the attention of the music industry than a blog post w ...

  15. NPR Intern Sparks Online Debate Over Artists' Rights in the Digital Age

    June 21, 2012 7:20 PM EDT A college student bragged about her music collection on a Saturday.By Monday, an indie-rock stalwart had a band of fired-up online supporters ready to take her tuition money and distribute it to everyone from Big Star to Yo La Tengo. On June 18, D ...

  16. Guest Post: Jay Frank on NPR's Emily White Vs. David Lowery: Is Stealing Music Really The Problem?

    June 21, 2012 9:30 AM EDT This guest post by Jay Frank originally appeared on his website FutureHitDNA.com . Frank is the owner and CEO of DigSin and the author of "Futurehit.DNA" and "Hack Your Hit." He was formerly the Senior VP of Music Strategy for ...

  17. Licensing Talk With TuneCore, BMI, SoundExchange Gets Fiery at SF MusicTech

    February 14, 2012 10:19 AM EST While most of the music industry basked in the Monday afterglow of a raucous Grammy Awards, a panel discussion with BMI, SoundExchange, TuneCore and others turned fiery Monday afternoon at the SF MusicTech Summit, over the heated issue of just how ...

  18. MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG, "Party Intellectuals"

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Marc Ribot has been an active member of the NYC experimental music scene for years, lending his oddly shaped and often delirious guitar work to everyone from Tom Waits and Elvis Costello to the Lounge Marc Ribot has been an active member of the NYC ...

  19. Cracker / July 22, 2006 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 One thing is certain with Cracker's frontman David Lowery -- you never know exactly what you're gonna get at a live show. Like his music, he wears a lot of faces, from mischievous and clever to sad an One thing is certain with Cracker' ...

  20. Molina Finishes Six New Albums, Preps Two For Fall

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Molina, principal force behind acclaimed outfits Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company, has finished no less than six new albums, Billboard.com has learned. Jason Molina, principal force behind acclaimed outfits Songs: Ohia and Magnolia El ...

  21. CRACKER, "Greatest Hits Redux"

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 What in the wide wide world of sports, you might ask, could possibly warrant a disc of Cracker hits re-recorded in 2005 by the original band? What in the wide wide world of sports, you might ask, could possibly warrant a disc of Cracker hits re-reco ...

  22. New Roman Times

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It has been 15 years since Camper Van Beethoven's last college radio disc ("Key Lime Pie") and the subsequent road implosion, leading to an ugly band dissolution and David Lowery's spinoff band Cracke It has been 15 years since C ...

  23. Camper Van Beethoven Bowls Again

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Camper Van Beethoven has reunited to record its first studio album in 15 years. A rock opera of sorts, "New Roman Times" is due Oct. 12 via Pitch-A-Tent/Vanguard and features all five original members Camper Van Beethoven has reunited to r ...

  24. Cracker Explores Its 'Countrysides'

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Having always been part country band, part rock act, Cracker fully explores its redneck roots on "Countrysides." The set is due July 28 in the U.K. via Cooking Vinyl, and Oct. 14 through iMusic in the Having always been part country band, ...

  25. Cracker Preps Two New Albums

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran modern rock act Cracker will release a new studio album, "Oh Cracker, Where Art Thou?," on May 6 through Pitch-A-Tent Records. The follow up to 2002's "Forever" is the first of two new records Veteran modern rock act ...

  26. Cracker Hits Road; Camper Van Parks In N.Y.

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cracker has announced new tour dates in support of "Forever," the band's fifth and most recent studio album, released in January via Virgin. Cracker has announced new tour dates in support of "Forever," the band's fifth ...

  27. Cracker Returns After What Seems Like 'Forever'

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cracker reappears Jan. 29 with "Forever," the band's first album of all-new original material since "Gentleman's Blues" in 1998. The set -- which follows five releases on Virgin -- is the first collec Cracker reappears ...

  28. Cracker's 'Forever' Due In January

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cracker's fifth studio album, "Forever," will be released Jan. 29 via Backporch/Virgin Records. According to the band's official Web site, the set was originally planned for an October release, but wa Cracker's fifth studio ...

  29. Counting Crows To Tour Into November

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 What began as a short West Coast tour for modern rock act Counting Crows has been extended through early November. The trek, hitting largely college campuses, resumes Aug. 18 near Denver and is schedu What began as a short West Coast tour for modern ...

  30. Chesnutt/Panic Album Gets Velocette Reissue

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Velocette (formerly Capricorn) Records plans to re-release "Nine High a Pallet," the 1995 collaboration between folksy singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt and jam band Widespread Panic, released under the Velocette (formerly Capricorn) Records ...

  31. Counting Crows Extend Summer Tour

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Counting Crows have extended their summer tour, originally covering only the West Coast, with 11 new dates. The trek kicks off July 6 in San Diego and will travel as far as North Carolina before closi Counting Crows have extended their summer tour, ...

  32. Chesnutt Teams With Widespread For New Album

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Renowned jam band Widespread Panic and fellow Athens, Ga., resident and folky singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt have teamed up to record another album under the name Brute. Chesnutt tells Billboard.com t Renowned jam band Widespread Panic and fellow At ...