Owing to Canada's shorter copyright terms, several protected works (including early Beatles recordings) had entered the public domain, triggering mass panic in the recording industry and causing Stephen Harper to surreptitiously extend copyright on sound recordings. One company, Stargrove Entertainment, had already released an album of public domain music, however, and incited major label wrath in the process.
[UPDATED] The rise of the Internet significantly changed how we consume music, and many are calling into question if, as we move forward, the album format is really the best way to release music. Here one such musician explains why he is choosing (in lieu of a full album) to release his music as a series of 7" singles.
[UPDATED] Vinyl has helped to revive the otherwise struggling independent record store sector. Now indie music retailers are taking the promotion of vinyl beyond their annual Record Store Day with Vinyl Tuesdays.
In one week, Starbomb sold almost 6,000 CD copies of its Player Select album through CD Baby, including 3,438 in pre-sales. How’d they do it? YouTube.