Cool Jazz Trio of Hot Guitars Keeps Your Drinks Ice Cold

Fill and chill this unique ice tray, and soon you'll be hand-chillin' your hooch with a tasty trio of some of the world's greatest guitars, including what looks like a Fender Jazz Bass, a Gibson Les Paul and what's that? A Martin D-28? Be still my heart. A mere $9 gets you a heaping helping of stirring cocktail jazz,… »5/29/07 10:05am5/29/07 10:05am

SoundExchange Collects Internet Radio Royalties for Every Artist, Even Non-Members

Amidst the uproar over the egregious royalty rate hike for internet radio stations, engineered by RIAA-spinoff SoundExchange and handed down by the Copyright Royalty Board, we missed a detail we should have noticed. Some commenters suggested simply listening to music under non-restrictive licenses. But apparently that »4/29/07 3:45pm4/29/07 3:45pm

Internet Radio Rebellion Crushed: CRB Upholds Royalty Rate Hike

NPR's and other webcasters' efforts to roll back the crippling royalty rate hike for Internet radio stations have been gutted. A panel of judges at the Copyright Royalty Board denied their appeal, holding up "the original CRB decision in every respect," though a slight reprieve was granted in allowing stations to pay… »4/17/07 10:00am4/17/07 10:00am

NPR Says F$%! the RIAA, Albeit in an Erudite, Strongly Worded Letter After Some Tea

NPR isn't taking too kindly to the Sound Exchange-drafted royalty rate hike for internet radio stations. The burn? The new rates are "at least 20 times more than what stations have paid in the past" and treats public radio "as if [it] were commercial radio," though it's unable to bring in extra revenue to meet higher… »3/15/07 11:30am3/15/07 11:30am

Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are: Boycott the RIAA in March

Alright, we've been following the RIAA's increasingly frequent affronts to privacy and free speech lately, and it's about time we stopped merely bitching and moaning and did something about it. The RIAA has the power to shift public policy and to alter the direction of technology and the Internet for one reason and… »2/23/07 3:09pm2/23/07 3:09pm