Tag Archives: Online Music

Rhapsody’s Search for an Audience

I’ve been a fan of Real Networks’ Rhapsody subscription music service since 2001. The problem is, most of the public isn’t. If the New York Times is to be believed, the service’s subscription base remains stuck at about 750,000, roughly where … Continue reading

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Ad-Supported Music Deserves a Look

The music industry is broken. Any business whose main product is stolen far more than it’s bought can’t be considered anything else. But how to fix it? Online and mobile music sales are still in their infancy; and it’s still … Continue reading

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A New Music Brew at Starbucks

When I picked up today’s morning latte at Starbucks, I also picked up a free iTunes download of Brandi Carlile’s Turpentine. From Oct. 2 through Nov. 7, Starbucks is handing out 1.5 million "Song of the Day" cards, including Carlile, Bob … Continue reading

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Led Zeppelin’s New Tune

The big winner in Led Zeppelin’s announcement that the band’s songs will be available digitally is Verizon. The phone giant will get ringtone and similar mobile rights first. On Nov. 13, Verizon will get full digital rights to classic songs like … Continue reading

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