from Breakingviews:

Music gods again divert EMI’s destiny

November 11, 2011

By Jeffrey Goldfarb
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Fan Fare:

Laden in Red – Chris de Burgh sells fine wines

February 2, 2011

Chris de Burgh"The Lady in Red" singer Chris de Burgh has decided to cash in on surging prices for fine wines, offering 320 bottles and 84 magnums of mainly red varieties at Christie's in March which are expected to fetch in the region of 200,000 pounds ($320,000).

from Fan Fare:

Can Tempah turn BRIT nods into awards?

January 13, 2011

PlantHe's leader of the pack in terms of BRIT nominations tonight, but can London rapper Tinie Tempah convert them into prizes when the awards ceremony is held on Feb. 15? Bookmakers would have us believe that British pop's biggest night could be one of disappointment, not delirium, with Ladbrokes backing the 22-year-old to scoop just one of his four nods, and arguably the least prestigious of them all -- Best Breakthrough Act.

Raging against the X Factor machine

December 16, 2009

Simon Cowell says the Internet campaign to keep X factor winner Joe McElderry from the coveted Christmas No. I  spot is aimed at him rather than the type of music the show produces.

from FaithWorld:

Did Jesus headline Glastonbury before Springsteen?

November 27, 2009

glastonburyJesus Christ may have visited an English town now renowned for a raucous modern-day music festival to meet ancient druids, a new film argues.  "And Did Those Feet" explores the theory that Jesus accompanied Joseph of Arimathea on a visit to the area around the southern English town of Glastonbury.

Cutting off the music file-sharers

August 26, 2009

CHILE/Repeat offenders who persist in illegally downloading music from file-sharing sites such as Limewire could be blocked from accessing the Web under government proposals.

from Fan Fare:

Carmen – “trollops, treachery, filthy vices”

August 20, 2009

Perhaps the world of opera could learn a thing or two about marketing to the masses. Long seen as the bastion of wealthy, ageing patrons and obsessive fans, opera houses say they are trying to reach out to a wider audience by bringing down ticket prices and beaming performances on to giant screens and into cinemas.

from The Great Debate UK:

Can anyone stop the dominance of iTunes?

December 4, 2008

**Tom Dunmore is Editor-in-Chief of Stuff magazine. The views expressed are his own.**

Is file-sharing morally wrong?

August 19, 2008

keyboardhand-sherwincrasto.jpgA woman who shared a pinball game online has been ordered to pay 16,000 pounds in compensation and legal costs to its creator.

Can music piracy be stopped?

July 24, 2008

Teenagers love music and films – but today’s generation don’t expect to pay for them when they can download them for free over the Internet.