After working with Timbaland
on his forthcoming album, Scream, Chris Cornell has realized something
about himself: He doesn't need a band behind him to create great songs.
'Guitar Hero', 'Rock Band' ... Beatles? Apple
Corps and EMI, which respectively represent The Beatles' business
interests and ownership of its master recordings, have reportedly been
in discussions with video game publishers Activision and MTV Games.
Microsoft's Zune Zeems to Zuck Though
Microsoft's answer to Apple Computer's iPod juggernaut officially went
on sale nationwide Tuesday, the Zune wasn't exactly flying off the
shelves in downtown San Francisco.
At two retail outlets, the new media player wasn't even on the shelves.
The Virgin Megastore near Union Square had them in stock, but the Zune
display wasn't the right fit...
Tablature VS Copyright Music
publishers are taking action against guitar fan websites which they say
infringe songwriters' copyrights. Publishers have started to use
copyright lawsuits to shut down sites which share notations to help
musicians to play songs at home...
U2 Upstages Carey With Five Grammy Awards The Grammys finally showed
Mariah Carey a little love — with an emphasis on "little." Though Carey,
2005's biggest pop success, had a leading eight nominations and the
chance to make history with the most Grammys won by a woman in a single
night, she went home with just three trophies Wednesday. She lost in all
of the major categories...
Will Microsoft/ MTV's music marriage hit the right chord? MTV, it barely needs saying,
retains little credibility in the realm of music. Despite the "M" in its
name, the one-time music-video channel long ago turned itself into a
home, instead, for the trashiest reality TV this side of Jerry Springer.
You can barely find a music video on MTV and when you do, it's for
Britney or Lindsay or some other non-singer/non-songwriter...
Musicians recall the Lennon they knew Say what you will about Yoko
Ono, but she has done a remarkable job in keeping John Lennon's legacy
alive. Today marks the 25th anniversary of his death, but instead of
leaving his fans grief-stricken, she released this uplifting book of
insights about him from such artists as Mick Jagger, Elton John, Jerry
Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Carly Simon, Bono, and Pete Townshend, along
with record-industry giants and journalists and photographers who...
Warner Music's loss narrows as online digital sales jump 20% Warner Music Group said
Thursday that its quarterly loss narrowed as consumers downloaded more
songs and artists including Eric Clapton released new albums. The
net loss was $30 million in the quarter to Sept. 30, compared with a
loss of $137 million a year earlier. Revenue in the quarter, the
company's fourth, jumped 13 percent to $905 million, beating the $814
million average estimate of analysts surveyed by...
Sony BMG recalls copy-protected CDs Music publisher Sony BMG,
yielding to consumer concern, said on Wednesday it was recalling music
CDs containing copy-protection software that acts like virus software
and hides deep inside a computer.
"We share the concerns of consumers regarding discs with XCP
content-protected software, and, for this reason, we are instituting a
consumer exchange program and removing all unsold CDs with this
software from retail outlets," Sony BMG said in an statement.