Posts Tagged ‘music industry’

July 22nd, 2010 - 2:28 am § in True/Slant

Music Rights Now… or some other time

Another day, another e-mail from Universal Music Group Distribution CEO Jim Urie. Last time he urged people to write to Congress to support Music Rights Now, an organization that wants Congress to step in on music pirating. All well and good, except that their thinking is fairly backwards, and the o[...]

June 25th, 2010 - 1:27 am § in True/Slant

The last nail in the music industry's coffin

Musicians, critics and crazy people alike have claimed the end is near for the music industry. But perhaps the clearest sign of its impending demise is when Jim Urie, president and CEO of Universal Music Group Distribution, mass e-mails a desperate plea to anyone and everyone somehow connected to th[...]

December 2nd, 2009 - 12:59 am § in True/Slant

Will Too Much Joy ruin the Music Industry's digital joy?

The A.V. Club posted a link to Tim Quirk’s blog post on the odd inconsistencies of digital downloads and the money that artists recoup. Or don’t ever see for that matter. Quirk, former frontman for Too Much Joy, detailed the rather heinous business practices on his blog after receiving a[...]

July 14th, 2008 - 2:41 am § in Perfect Lines

Double Double

In one corner, weighing in at 6 members is The Mae Shi, with support from The Death Set, at Great Scott. In the other, pulling together as a duo is No Age, with a little help from High Places and Abe Vigoda, at the Middle East Downstairs. It is a challenge to behold… For music […][...]

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