A Year in Review

2011 was a year of hit records, powerful female artists, the discovery of electronic dance music within the US, and more genre crossovers into the…

Google’s Music Offensive

Google announced a new addition to its roster of digital offerings, Google Music. This long awaited service followed trials of its beta version (see MBJ,…

R.I.P. EMI

EMI, the British company, has been a driving force in the music industry since 1887, when Emile Berliner invented the Gramophone.  Since then, EMI has…

The Voice Altering Code

Auto-Tune is the reason why some pop stars sound amazing on a record but terrible in real life. It corrects pitch in a vocal performance…

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House Music: A Commercial Underground

The popularity of Deejay’s (DJ’s), house music, and rave-like parties has grown substantially over the recent years.  Never since the late-eighties to early-nineties has house…

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Facebook Mines Music

Facebook announced it’s highly anticipated integration of a variety of media services at its F8 conference last month, putting to rest months of speculation as…

Usurping Artistry

Artists are one of the fundamental parts of the music industry. So much so they are the chicken to the egg of the business itself;…