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Amanda Palmer confronts the 'current nightmare of the modern musician' (Q&A)

The controversial musician and performance artist talks to CNET about Spotify, Kickstarter, and whether the music industry is killing the musicians it needs.

By Apr. 3, 2014


Coolest musician tech of 2009

CNET Senior Editor Donald Bell rounds up 10 of 2009's best tech products for musicians.

By Dec. 11, 2009


Musician tech roundup, 2009

CNET Senior Editor Donald Bell rounds up 2009's best tech products for musicians.

10 Images By Dec. 10, 2009


Musician-inspired headphones dominate CES 2011

No doubt about it, the latest trend in headphones is to make a stylish pair with a famous name attached to it. But when actual musicians get involved, the result is usually at least interesting.

By Jan. 10, 2011


Musician sees irony in industry 'takedown' letter

Musician Dave Allen says he mistakenly posted an unauthorized music file to his blog but removed it after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from IFPI.

By May. 8, 2008


Beats Music buys entertainment e-marketer Topspin

CEO Ian Rogers brings the direct-to-consumer marketing and ticketing company he ran for more than four years into the fold of the recently launched subscription-music service he now leads.

By Mar. 4, 2014


Bloom.fm: Apple banned us from iAd because we're 'a threat'

The London-based streaming-music service isn't happy about being booted from iAd but says that it's "flattering" to be seen as such a threat to Apple's iTunes Radio.

By Apr. 11, 2014


At SXSW, thousands get a Kevin Bacon number of one

Twenty years later, the game that shows how many connections actors have to Kevin Bacon is still strong. Bacon showed up at SXSW, perplexed as to why.

By Mar. 8, 2014


Skrillex melds 'Star Wars,' post-apocalyptic Earth

It's a "Star Wars" trifecta with a new lightsaber-filled video from Skrillex, a rumor about where "Star Wars VII" will start filming, and an awesome featurette about the coolest weapon ever.

By Apr. 2, 2014