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Archive for February, 2008

A brave new world: the music biz at the dawn of 2008

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Distinguished guests, fellow readers: As we gather tonight, CD sales are down, major label revenues are sliding, and the music industry looks to be in recession. But music isn’t dying; it’s changing.

Recording Industry in Even Deeper Shit Than We Thought

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

In the December issue of Wired, Seth Mnookin sits down with Universal Music Group CEO/supervillain Doug Morris for a pretty excellent profile. In it, Mnookin paints the 68-year old Morris as a crotchety executive who’s upset that he can’t focus more on simple product and artist development because he’s too busy worrying about iPods, MP3s, etc

Record label defections by acts a troubling sign for recording industry

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Recent moves by Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, and others may point to a sea change in the music industry
—one that leaves the record labels on the sideline. The head of Yahoo Music also had some tough words for the recording industry.

Vinyl May Be Final Nail in CD's Coffin

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

As counterintuitive as it may seem in this age of iPods and digital downloads, vinyl — the favorite physical format of indie music collectors and audiophiles — is poised to re-enter the mainstream, or at least become a major tributary.

Blog, Social Network buzz correlates to better album sales

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Bloggers may be the most important music critics of all, as a new study shows that buzz from everyday people (i.e., not marketers) correlates to strong sales in the music business.

Win the Shirt Off B.o.B’s back! Free LRG | B.o.B Mixtape Download!

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Exclusively on URB.com, download Hi! My Name Is B.o.B mixed by Mick Boogie and Terry Urban, presented by L-R-G. The mixtape compiles all the past and future hits from this year’s Next 100 star B.o.B.
Also, enter for your chance to win a hard copy of this phenomenal mixtape and the same damn outfit that B.o.B wears on the cover….exclusively (aga

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