iPod Taking Some of the Blame for Problems with Metallica's 'Death Magnetic'

If you purchased Metallica's new album Death Magnetic » 9/25/08 4:20pm 9/25/08 4:20pm, you may have noticed that it . But don't blame Metallica, producer Rick Rubin or mastering engineer Ted Jensen—the real culprit here is Apple and their dammed iPod. While the "loudness wars" have been going on since the late '80s, the development of digital music…

Ringles: The Next Ringtone Product You Won't Buy

Apple's offering of $0.99 ringtones was just the latest effort for the recording industry to sell you a smaller version of songs you already own in order to use them on your phones. Following up that announcement, two record companies have just announced Ringles, which is essentially a CD with 3 singles, a ringtone… » 9/10/07 8:00am 9/10/07 8:00am