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Charlatans choose Radiohead-esque album promotion

Alternative group will give away digital version of You Cross My Path starting March 3.

By January 25, 2008


Don't miss lessons Radiohead, Trent Reznor offer

Their attempts to promote and distribute albums online without the backing of a major record company proved the labels do have value.

By January 18, 2008


Week in review: Gates' farewell to CES troops

Bill Gates gives his "last keynote" at CES and tech is no front-runner in New Hampshire. Also: The decline of DRM.

By January 11, 2008


Unlike Trent Reznor, Saul Williams isn't disheartened

Musician, filmmaker and spoken-word artist is grateful to give-away promotion for raising his profile and says its too early to draw conclusions.

By January 11, 2008


Trent Reznor: Why won't people pay $5?

In an exclusive interview, the Nine Inch Nails front man said his realization that fans think "music should be looked at as free" was a bitter pill to gulp down.

By January 10, 2008


Is MySpace the new Whiskey A Go Go?

EMI is mulling whether to cut its Artists & Repertoire budget, the unit charged with sniffing out new music talent for the labels. The plan is to spot hot new acts on MySpace and the Web. Sad news for A&R types is that this makes it hard to meet groupies.

By November 16, 2007


Study: Free beats fee for Radiohead's 'In Rainbows'

Research firm ComScore says that 62 percent of those who downloaded album paid nothing. Even with only a minority paying for the album, a former record industry executive estimates that Radiohead may not have done too badly.

By November 5, 2007


When rockers cut ties from labels

Services like Musicane oversee digital sales, marketing, and other chores for bands that drop a record label. But do they make sense for everyone?

By November 2, 2007


Trent Reznor: Take my music, please

Nine Inch Nails rocker talks to News.com about the future of music on the Internet, about leaving the record labels behind and about convincing performer Saul Williams to give away his latest album.

By October 30, 2007