We explore whether or not Bitcoin can save the music industry, antitrust lawfare breaks out, and The Doobie Brothers claim exclusive ownership of the word "doobie." This and more in the week's top posts.
Amidst a host of other suspicious activity on the part of Spotify and Google, the Federal Trade Commission is instead investigatingApple regarding their 30% commission on "digital consumables" sold through their app store.
The Artists Coalition comes down on Sony, we take a look at how Apple Music measures up to its competition, and Sinead O'Connor declares the death of the music industry. This and other chatter from the week in music.
NPR leaves the Anti-Artist Mic Coalition, GM controversially sponsors Kid Rock's tour, 50 Cent files for bankruptcy, and we take a closer look at Taylor Swift's negotiations with Apple. This and more in our weekly rewind.
One major slip online has forced rapper 50 Cent into bankruptcy. In an effort to retain some assets and reorganize his assets, he filed Chapter 11 after loosing a lawsuit claiming he'd uploaded a video of a 13 minute sex tape.
In the wake of global Friday release dates, another initiative, Vinyl Tuesday, is starting up as a way to offer physical retailers new titles to sell and promote during the week. Launched by the Record Store Day organization, the weekly Tuesday physical street date will encourage artists, labels and distributors to put out several different types of releases.