October 4, 2002 – 1:14 am
The Countdown’s On for Internet Radio
Internet radio is at a crossroads. On October 20th thousands of Internet radio stations are scheduled to begin paying royalty fees on songs they play and all the ones they have played in the last roughly three years.
The growing pains of digital TV
In 1996, the founder of the MIT Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte, published “Being Digital,” a vision of the future that now seems comically long in the tooth.
Should We Adore Adorno?
No art appears as remote as music from the life and the society that produce it. Painting and sculpture reflect some aspects of the figures and objects or at least the forms and colors that we encounter; novels and poems convey experiences and aspirations that recall, however distantly, the world that we know.
Michael Jackson’s 9/11 Single Hits Radio One Year Late
A year after Michael Jackson gathered Britney Spears, ‘NSYNC, Destiny’s Child and dozens of other superstars to record “What More Can I Give,” the September 11 benefit single is finally being heard. New York radio station WKTU-FM debuted the song on Friday at 6 p.m. and has been playing it about six times a day since, albeit without permission.
Music industry takes shots at Internet file sharing
The soundtrack to rapper Eminem’s new movie “8 Mile” will be officially released on Oct. 29, but with a computer and an Internet connection, fans could get their hands, and ears, on the first single weeks ago.
Music industry targets internet pirates
The British music business, suffering from a large decline in record sales, will tomorrow offer music fans £5 worth of free downloads from legitimate internet sites in an attempt to lure them away from the illicit online music services which are thought to be sucking growth out of the industry.
Test case for the music industry settled
A courtroom showdown over the musical legacy of the grunge music band Nirvana was called off on Monday after Universal Music Group settled a legal action that had been seen as a potential test case for the industry.
Assembly probes impact of piracy on recording industry (NB: Requires free registration)
A global music industry claiming to be under siege from widespread and growing online piracy took its case for new laws to curb free file sharing to the California Assembly on Thursday.
Clear Channel radio owners force shock jocks to eat their words
Another shock jock went too far and is no longer on South Bay radio station KSJO-FM, thanks to the dogged efforts of his critics.
Madonna’s New ‘Day’ Heating Up Radio
Although it wasn’t intended to debut on U.S. radio until next week, a leaked copy of Madonna’s “Die Another Day,” the theme song to the forthcoming James Bond movie of the same name, is already getting heavy airplay on stations around the country.
Prosecutors Allege Radio Sex Stunt One Of Many
First the shock jocks were fired. Now the couple that allegedly had sex in New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral as part of a radio show stunt are feeling the heat from prosecutors.
IBIZ introduces PDA radio card
Phoenix-based iBIZ Technology Corp. Thursday introduced the personal digital assistant market’s first compact flash card FM radio.
Listening to: ‘Lucky So and So’ by Kenny Burrell (Concord)