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

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 4:40pm 12/02/09 4:40pm

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

Radiohead Tells Freebie-Loving Music Fans: 'That's Yer Lot'

Any hope that the pay-what-you-want release of In Rainbows would set a precedent for Radiohead albums of the future has been dashed. Tortured treehugger and all-round good bloke Thom Yorke set the record straight yesterday, calling the band's decision to let their fans agree on a price on their last release a… » 4/30/08 3:00pm 4/30/08 3:00pm

Universal's Legal Tangles With YouTube Kill Official Nine Inch Nails…

If you picked up Nine Inch Nails'Year Zero remix album, 1337-ly titled Y34RZ3r0r3m1x3d, you probably noticed the second disc "halo 25 data," containing the multitrack master files for every song from Year Zero. Some of them had already been posted online not long after its initial release, and that experiment's… » 11/26/07 8:00pm 11/26/07 8:00pm

Maybe Radiohead Fans are Not So Cheap After All

A recent study conducted by internet research firm comScore claimed that only about 38% of those who downloaded the album In Rainbows actually paid, implying that the band's pay your own price experiment was a failure. The band responded recently calling this claim "wholly inaccurate," implying that the folks at… » 11/08/07 9:00pm 11/08/07 9:00pm