Posts Tagged ‘ the future of music ’

Trent Reznor’s New Media Tips

Jul 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Citizen Media, Internet TV, Making Money with Podcasts, Microblogging, Podcasting, Video, Vlogs

Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor posted an interesting article yesterday looking at ways artists could use the Internet to promote themselves, even if they are new or unknown. In the article, Reznor shared these tips for how to use the Internet, new media and social media sites: Have your MySpace page, but get a site […]

Sony Opens Catalog To eMusic Subscribers – But Only Oldies

Jun 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Music

In its first press release since February, online music retailer eMusic announced on Monday that it had inked a deal with giant record label Sony Music Entertainment. eMusic, which offers music downloads by subscription (starting at 24 per month for $11.99), will have access to Sony’s immense music catalog — but only tunes that are […]

Hulu To Add Music Videos Soon?

Apr 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Music, Streaming Video, The New Media Update, Video

Business news source Bloomberg reports that, according to sources “with knowledge of the discussions,” streaming video powerhouse, is in talks with record labels to offer music videos on the site. Major music companies Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI Group are rumored to be in discussion with the video […]

Apple Threatens To Kill iTunes Store Over Music Royalties

Sep 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

Fortune reports that Apple is threatening to kill the iTunes Store over music royalties.  The Copyright Royalty Board in Washington, D.C. is expected to rule Thursday on a request by the National Music Publishers’ Association to raise royalty rates on songs purchased from online music stores, like iTunes, from 9 cents to 15 cents per […]

Apple Solidifies Dominance Of Music Retailing

Aug 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music

According to the latest MusicWatch consumer surveys from The NPD Group, Apple is again the top music retailer in the US. The five leading music retailers in the U.S. for the first half of 2008 (January through June, based on purchases of CDs and a-la-carte digital music downloads) are: iTunes Wal-Mart (Walmart,, Walmart Music […]

Nine Inch Nails Releases Another Free CD

Jun 5th, 2008 | By | Category: General

Trent Reznor today announced another free music download, Lights In The Sky – an EP that features the work of Nine Inch Nails’ touring band: I am proud to announce the final personnel lineup of nine inch nails for the foreseeable future. We’ve added, we’ve subtracted and we’ve wound up with unquestionably the strongest lineup I’ve […]

New Free NIN Track

May 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music

Nine Inch Nails has released a new free mp3 single, Echoplex, via the music site iLike. You can check it out below. NIN has become the band to watch, if you’re interested in the future of music: The group recently released Ghosts I-IV under a Creative Commons license, which means you can share it or […]

Nine Inch Nails Podcasts

Mar 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music

When we were checking out Nine Inch Nails’ site for their new release, Ghosts I-IV, we noticed that they are doing some really interesting things with podcasting, remixing and Creative Commons. Many of their tracks are available with Remix-ready Garageband files. Ghosts I-IV is made available with a Creative Commons license and with multi-track stems […]

Nine Inch Nails Offers Latest Album, Ghosts, As Free Download

Mar 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, General

Nine Inch Nails is offering its latest CD, Ghosts I, as a free download from its site. The collection is a teaser to promote their Ghosts I-IV, a new collection of instrumental tracks. The official download requires email registration at the site to get a download link. You can also download the collection officially via […]

iPods vs Vinyl

Mar 1st, 2008 | By | Category: iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players

Both Elisabeth (Podcasting News publisher) and I are Macheads and iPod freaks. We’re iPhone early adopters and have been advocating podcasting and new media platforms for music for years. But, we’ve still got a vinyl music collection around, a couple of turntables and a little parallel universe of analog music that we still love. So, […]