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As Top 40 Rocks, Artist Ownership Questioned

Four of the format's top 10 songs have gotten or are still getting airplay at modern rock. While top 40 has always been a coalition of different genres, the inclusion of Green Day, Nickelback, Weezer and Fall Out Boy in the format's most-spun songs are a marked difference from the pop and R&B that usually dominates the top 10.  "It seems like collectively all the formats are less worried about which formats which artist belongs to and [are] playing hits," Island Def Jam VP of rock promotion David McGilvray says.  More...

 

Latest iPod adds vids to the music

It comes in black, lets you watch Eva Longoria on the subway - and oh yeah, you can listen to music on it, too.


Apple unveiled a fifth-generation iPod yesterday, a sleeker, thinner version that plays videos on a small screen.  "It's everything everyone had expected," said Paul Boutin, a correspondent for the tech Web site Engadget... 
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Downloaded-music sales triple

The digital music market has more than tripled in a year, and that has helped offset a continuing decline in sales of CDs and other physical formats.

Spurred by the iPod revolution, digital music sales totaled $790 million in the first half of this year, equivalent to 6 percent of industry sales, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry estimated in a... 
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Apple unveils iPhones for music

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Apple Computer Inc. CEO Steve Jobs introduced a music-playing phone Wednesday, capable of storing about 100 songs, as well as a pencil-thin version of the iPod, the company's ubiquitous digital music device..   More...

     

Stones are solid in Showmanship

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The Rolling Stones completed their two-show siege of Fenway Park with another over-the-top display of staging and music tuesday night. The sound was better, the lighting was more coordinated, and any glitches from day one were far less apparent. And day one was already pretty flawless by opening-night standards.   More...

 

Music videos may be coming to iPods

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Apple Computer has been talking to several major recording companies, looking to license the sale of music videos through the popular iTunes music site, The Wall Street Journal reported.   More...

     

Companies fight against CD copying

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Executives at EMI Group on Monday said they planned to begin rolling out CDs with technology designed to limit copying. The technology allows buyers to burn onto CD only three full copies of the disc's songs, and the burned discs cannot be copied.   More...

 

A Message From Kylie Minogue

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Kylie Minogue has delivered a message to fans at her official website www.kylie.com to say thanks for the support.

 

"I've been informed that since my diagnosis thousands of women have become more aware than ever of the risk of breast cancer."   More...

     

Long-playing plans for music copyright ownership

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POP songs will receive longer protection under new plans to extend copyright laws.

It will mean Beatles classics such as Love Me Do and Please, Please Me, released in 1963, will not automatically lose their copyright in 2013
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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler to Receive Honorary Degree

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Rock and roll hall of famer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith will receive an honorary degree at the commen-cement exercises for the University of Massachusetts Boston, to be held on Friday, June 3 at the Campus Center lawn. Tyler is being honored for his community activism in the Greater Boston area.   More...

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