Record Labels Are Paying Students to Narc on Students Who Pirate Music

If you're still pirating music, stop. It's illegal and wrong and stealing and bad and yadda yadda. But it's also dangerous because you don't even know who you can trust anymore. There is no honor amongst thieves, record labels are using a task force of students to hunt down other students who pirate music. » 6/12/12 1:40pm 6/12/12 1:40pm

Spotify Just Signed Another Major Label, Now Halfway to US Domination

AllThingsD is reporting that EMI Music has just signed a deal with Spotify. Counting Spotify's previous deal with Sony, the awesometastic music service now has two of the four major record labels locked up. The other two? Warner, who has said nice things about Spotify before, and Universal, who happens to be the… » 2/17/11 3:15pm 2/17/11 3:15pm

The Album Is Dead and Your Stupid CMX Format Won't Bring It Back,…

The major labels' plan to revive the album with a new format called CMX that includes cover art, lyrics and videos would only be half as stupid if Apple wasn't beating them to the punch with their own stupid album. » 8/11/09 1:40pm 8/11/09 1:40pm

Steve Jobs Bullied Record Execs Into iTunes Deal on Christmas Eve

While Steve Jobs wasn't personally at Macworld to reveal that iTunes was going DRM-free and OTA downloadable, he's the one who made it happen—he bullied Sony Music's chairman over the phone on Christmas Eve. » 2/02/09 8:00pm 2/02/09 8:00pm