What Spotify looks likeOver the past few weeks, streaming music startup Spotify has quietly been signing deals with the major U.S. music distributors as it prepares for a U.S. launch. But now that the Swedish firm has locked up EMI and Sony (with Universal in tow), it's also begun to hire people ... More >>
Yes, the Grammys are nothing more than a promo summit for what remains of our broken conglomerate record labels of yore. Columbia, EMI, Warner Bros., Capitol, Atlantic, Interscope, et al. like to believe they still hold some influence over the masses, and as long as we can sit here comfortably an ... More >>
What's the biggest missing feature from most online MP3 retailers? Duh -- the ability to get unlimited downloads for a flat fee. But Zaptunes, a new San Francisco-based startup, aims to fix that, with a new model based on a flat $25 per month fee for unlimited, DRM-free downloads of the more than ... More >>
Braden KowitzChanneling the best of the 80's and the current wave of synth pop, My First Earthquake blends speedy guitars, thumping bass, and melodic keyboard melodies with singer Rebecca Bortland's sassy lyrics about meat pies, vowel usage, and afternoon tea.
Three out of the four members of M ... More >>