According to HypeBot, BurnLounge continues their downward spiral into historical irrelevance by eliminating their MLM "cash cow" -- the Mogul program. The Mogul package cost upwards of $500 when you bought into that program through your retailer; the bad news is that since they're abandoning the model, they will not be refunding anyone who purchased that package and have no plans to continue supporting it. So much for getting what you pay for, hm?
"All retailers who purchased the Exclusive or VIP product packages retain all of the products and services they received, but the Mogul program and Mogul ...
Following this weekend's performance at Glastonbury, An End Has A Start hitting streets in the UK on Monday, June 25th on Kitchenware/Sony BMG, and in the US on July 17th on Epic/FADER Label/Kitchenware, EDITORS announce a September US Tour.
EDITORS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
9/4 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
9/6 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
9/7 - NY, NY - Webster Hall
9/8 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
9/9 - Toronto, ON - Virgin Festival
9/11 - Chicago, IL - Park West
9/12 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
9/14 - Denver, CO - Monolith Festival
9/15 - Salt Lake City, UT - ...
According to this story on HypeBot, Loudersoft's favorite online music retailer BurnLounge is, as predicted, changing its business model and moving away from its MLM past. This comes as no surprise as the company comes under fire and intense scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly operating a large-scale pyramid scheme. Under the new model, BurnLounge plans to do affiliate marketing not unlike other online retailers such as Amazon, giving users the tools to build their own online stores and offer commissions strictly based on sales.
What everyone is wondering: what happens to all that money ...
HipHopRX is reporting that M.I.A., who is scheduled to appear Friday at Glastonbury, has pulled out of the show last minute. Her highly-anticipated sophomore release Kala is expected to drop on August 20th.
Many years ago, I remember reading Trey Anastasio from Phish saying, in an article about what MP3's would mean to the music industry, that he felt sure that eventually, every song would have an advertisement attached to the end of it.
In an eerie case of artist meanderings on technology imitating reality, Trey Anastasio was correct: thanks to a new partnerships, users can hear music for free -- with advertising attached. With 16 million users and ranked currently the #4 most popular entertainment-multimedia site in the United States, music social networking site imeem.com has partnered with Snocap to offer digital ...
Getting word that someone you've known for a long time is sick is always bad news. Finding out that they're dying is even worse. The worst, however, is when the person who tells you all of this is a person you hardly ever talk to anymore. Such is the case with this article in Rolling Stone magazine which graphs and charts the death report we already knew was coming -- the major label system.
The major labels are struggling to reinvent their business models, even as some wonder whether it's too late. "The record business is ...
NOTE: This is not the "Ryan Adams" blog, and neither is the one I used to write for. But we all like Ryan and it's not just because he's good looking and a smart dresser. He does this other thing called "writing good songs" and people ought to listen to him. Sure, he doesn't need blogs to promote him, but we do anyways. Why?
Life's too short to write about music that sucks.
Go here and check out the full stream of Easy Tiger by Ryan Adams.
A new song by my favorite new band of 2006, The Bird and the Bee, has been posted to their MySpace page today. "Polite Dance Song" will appear on their EP, Please Clap Your Hands, which is slated for a fall release from Blue Note Records. It's obvious that Inara George and Greg Kurstin are no flash-in-the-pan. Go check it out. It should be no surprise that it's lovely.
The Bird and The Bee at MySpace
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