My $62.47 Royalty Statement: How Major Labels Cook the Books with Digital Downloads

Tim Quirk was the singer of punk-pop outfit Too Much Joy, signed by Warner Bros. in 1990. Now he's an executive at an online music service, giving him insight on digital sales data and just how labels fudge their numbers. »12/02/09 4:40pm12/02/09 4:40pm

* A word here about that unrecouped balance, for those uninitiated…

Microsoft Online Store Lets You Download Windows and Office

Microsoft is just now launching a real online store? Yep. It's still definitely a 1.0 experience—not a bad start, just very basic. You can buy meatspace goods like hardware, software discs and Xbox 360 games, but the kicker is that you can directly download software now, even Windows and Office. It seems wrong that… »11/14/08 10:45am11/14/08 10:45am

Vudu's HD Offerings Top Everyone, They Offer $200 In Recognition of Their Own Awesomeness

While standard definition digital downloads are still gaining in popularity, Vudu has been actively building their HD catalog of streaming films. This week, Vudu adds 389 HD movies to break 1,000 HD titles available for streaming (actually, breaking 1,100 but that sounds so much less impressive). Vudu claims their… »11/10/08 7:56am11/10/08 7:56am

Lala Unveils iPhone App, Unusual 10-Cent Song Sales

When we last checked in with Lala, the music service promised us access to our local collections from anywhere over the web »10/20/08 11:00pm10/20/08 11:00pm. Using a unique combination of uploading and matching their collection to yours, you can sync your various libraries and listen to them any place where internet is available. Now they are back…