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The southern offices of moodmat have reopened for business. Thankfully we brought back the snow from the north and northeast from vacation back home. Just as a quick warm up post to get the old grey matter working. Digital music news has been doing some nice coverage of CMS.  Two of my favorite pull quotes: […]

Effective Jul 6, 2009, your plan will change to the new eMusic Plus plan which gives you 37 downloads for $14.99 every 30 days. We’re sorry that we’ve had to retire your current plan, but we’re confident that you’ll find even more music to love among the many new additions to the music catalog. And […]

Couldn’t have been a better day for it. There are few things as powerful as a sunny Spring day and new records. Fewer still are visceral sensations like the hunter-gatherer instinct to match the vinyl-lined caves everyone visited today. What was I saying about it being sunny? I purposely didn’t tell my daughter where we […]

Will my favorite social music playground get lost because it’s not “big” enough? CBS appears to be struggling to properly monetize its $280 million investment. That’s how Digital Music News is characterizing Last.fm’s situation. It should be no surprise that staying afloat on ad revenue alone is increasingly risky business, but a rolling out of […]

How to get a pair of Depeche Mode Tickets for $3778.45. Via BlogTO. This sounds like a good opportunity for a nice long stream of alternate titles in the comments. I’m also throwing out “Martin Gored Me.”

Muzak files for bankruptcy. In this age of custom playlisting and niche based soundtracks, it’s surprising they’ve been able to maintain a steady flow of income for this long…especially with all of the other available options out there. It’ll be curious to see how this one pans out.

Scariest headline ever? Just sit with that one for a while. Try to avoid those angry and hateful thoughts — it’s just what Lord Vader wants you to do. Also, I’m quite sure the original Reuters headline read something like, “Live Nation to buy Ticketmaster for $400 Million in Stock, $125 Million in Service Charges, […]

A little late on the draw, but this has me in a bit of awe: Their RIAA is suing a young transplant patient in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nineteen-year-old Ciara Sauro has pancreatitis and because she needs an islet cell transplant, she’s hospitalized every week, a situation resulting in a huge accumulation of medical bills. Now, “Because […]

Alan McGee retires from music industry “Alan McGee, who signed Oasis, Primal Scream and The Jesus and Mary Chain, has said he is turning his back on the music industry after 25 years.” Alan McGee returns to music industry “But I’m still completely into new music and I’m still doing things with new bands, as […]

DMN is reporting that AC/DC is enjoying yet another week at the top of the charts, nearly a century after the Aussie band was established. Cryptkeeper Brian Johnston and perpetual school child Angus Young must be tickled pink at their exclusive deal with Wallyworld to help with their centennial celebration/ annual comeback. The album Black […]

I purchased a few albums back in the day with Pepsi bottle tops or something, and I noticed the other day that one of the albums was now available as iTunes Plus. When I checked the “Upgrade My Library” link I didn’t have the option of getting the uncrippled version. I’d never noticed this irritating […]

eMusic started rolling out a redesign yesterday. They started with individual album pages, and are integrating content from services like Wikipedia, Flickr, and YouTube directly into individual album pages. This is just the beginning of the dramatic product improvements you’ll see over the next six months. Every few weeks, between now and the end of […]