UPDATE (2/28): We don’t do this sort of thing very often, but collectively there was a fair amount of uneasiness and guilt in keeping this story as is. I took the Twitter express to the bandwagon on this topic before Last.fm could chime in with their most priceless “corporate” response. UPDATE (2/20): Damn, but the [...]

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 [...]

Harry, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it, don’t wait for it, just…let it happen. Could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot, black coffee. — Agent Cooper [...]

From the Radio And Internet Newsletter: Following top-level negotiations this morning, SoundExchange and DiMA-member webcasters have announced that they’ve reached an agreement to cap minimum “per-channel” fees to $50,000 per company per year. And while webcasters gained no further ground in the CRB-determined royalty rates, a DiMA spokesperson tells RAIN that negotiations will continue. The [...]