Metallica launches iPod-friendly jacket
The latest bit of Metallica merchandise is a jacket with built-in Skullcandy speaker and iPod dock.
July 22, 2009
Lars Ulrich ”proud” of helping take down original Napster
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is unrepentant about the role the band played in fighting the original (unlicensed) versiolars_ulrich-gal-villainsn of Napster.
July 20, 2009
BPI boss hails Napster legacy
BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor has penned a column for BBC News Online reflecting on the tenth anniversary of the original Napster, admitting that the music industry should have embraced Napster rather than fought it.
June 29, 2009
Report: Day 1 of the Jammie Thomas-Rasset retrial
What are the odds of getting 19 people for jury selection, some of whom are college students and recent graduates, and NONE of them have used Napster, Kazaa or any other P2P file-sharing service? That's what happened yesterday...
June 16, 2009
Former RIAA boss Hilary Rosen slams licensing sluggishness
Billboard has an interesting Q&A with former RIAA boss Hilary Rosen, tying in with the tenth anniversary of Napster.
June 2, 2009
Indie label pays to sponsor ad for free music
Trust indie labels to be imaginative and iconoclastic when it comes to marketing.
May 7, 2009
More Than Thieves exclusive sets for Spotify, We7, Last.fm AND Napster
We're used to the likes of Spotify and We7 fighting over pre-release exclusives on new albums, but new band More Than Thieves are taking an innovative approach, recording exclusive live sessions for FOUR different services:...
April 27, 2009
Lars Ulrich: “I downloaded Death Magnetic illegally”
Thankfully Metallica take a more relaxed approach towards file-sharing than they did in the days of Napster - otherwise drummer Lars Ulrich might be staring down a lawsuit from his own band.
March 9, 2009
TrendWatch: Digital music companies that changed their spots
You should always stick to your guns, right? Well, not necessarily. Plenty of companies have rethought their business model or approach – and you can argue that this kind of flexibility is increasingly important, given...
February 12, 2009
Napster launches web-based version in the UK… at last!
Napster has launched v4.6 in the UK, allowing users to access its service via the Web, rather than a downloadable client on their computer. Which is about time, given that US users got this option back in October 2007.The...
January 30, 2009
Guns’n’Roses’ Chinese Democracy due out this year… only through Best Buy
Guns'n'Roses are set to release their long, LONG-awaited new album Chinese Democracy this side of Christmas, according to US reports. What's more, the album will be the latest to be sold through an exclusive...
September 29, 2008