The Lumineers are among many artists frustrated by people on their mobile devices during performances. Their singer explains why they’re asking fans to lock up their phones with a new technology.
Jukeboxes Unlimited owner Don Muller has been selling machines since ’71, and he’s sold them to the likes of Steve Martin and Mick Fleetwood. But his collection of over 400,000 records isn’t for sale.
The parent company of Columbia House, the music-subscription king of the ’80s and ’90s, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Two NPR music editors remember the good and the bad.
A report on the music industry from Berklee College of Music offers recommendations for ensuring that royalties make it to their rightful owners.
Around the world, new albums will now be released on Fridays. While the change is meant to help keep music from leaking early online, it could create some new headaches for music sellers.
Investigators want to know if music companies are colluding with subscription services such as Apple Music to squeeze out free, ad-supported streaming.
We asked everyone we could think of, from fans to musicians to label owners what the ideal streaming service should look like. Turns out the new world, even in our fantasies, is a work in progress.
Over the next week, in a series called Streaming At The Tipping Point, we’ll look at how streaming music services are reshaping the way we find, hear and experience music.
Digital downloads of iTunes fell sharply in 2014, as consumers abandoned Apple’s music store in favor of cheap, easy-to-use subscription services.
Young announced his long-planned, high-fidelity audio player, Pono, on Tuesday at SXSW. But at a time when music streaming is overtaking downloads, will anybody want it?
Ann Powers says that for the music lover searching for an immersive streaming service, newcomer Beats Music comes close to offering the complete package.
ASCAP — the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers — was founded on Feb. 13, 1914, to protect its members’ copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music. It hasn’t been an easy century; in fact, just about every victory has come as the result of litigation.
Ozy.com co-founder Carlos Watson talks about a rising star who has made writing about hip-hop serious business, and the advertising tactics that life insurance companies are using to attract young people.