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Authorized Lyrics Sites Kinda Suck

A little over a year ago, we talked about the first legal lyrics repository on the internet. Turns out, these legal sites are realizing they cannot compete with unauthorized sites that actually give the user what they want: searchable, copy-and-pastable lyrics. “We’ve had what we call modest success,” said Michael Spiegleman, senior director of Yahoo … Continue reading Authorized Lyrics Sites Kinda Suck

Lou Pearlman Sentenced to 25 Years

The guy who gave us the Backstreet Boys and N*Sync has been sentenced to 25 years in the joint for bilking investors out of millions of dollars. According to the AP, it was the maximum sentence the boy band mogul could receive for allegedly swindling some $300 million from investors and banks since the early … Continue reading Lou Pearlman Sentenced to 25 Years

eMusic Loses the Stones

Hope you snatched them while you had the chance. A few weeks ago, we told you about eMusic’s coup of landing the ABKCO catalog. It seemed too good to be true, and unfortunately it was. Alert GLONO reader Baltimucho pointed out that now when you search for the Rolling Stones, you get the following response: … Continue reading eMusic Loses the Stones

LA Times Totally Retracts Tupac Story

They’ve already apologized, but now they’re making it official. The Los Angeles Times retracts Tupac Shakur story and has removed the article and related materials from their web site: The Times specifically retracts all statements in the article, and in its related publications, that state or suggest in any way that Rosemond, Agnant and Sabatino … Continue reading LA Times Totally Retracts Tupac Story

Oops: LA Times Duped in Tupac Story

Oops. Remember that story we posted last week from the LA Times written by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Chuck Philips? Well, the Smoking Gun has discovered that the whole goddamn thing was based on forged “FBI” documents created by a fat, white nerd who happens to be a compulsive liar and attention seeker: The Times … Continue reading Oops: LA Times Duped in Tupac Story

FBI Documents Say Diddy Killed Tupac (pretty much)

Update: Oops: LA Times Duped in Tupac Story The Los Angeles Times has obtained FBI records that show that Sean “Diddy/Puffy/Puff Daddy” Combs was behind Tupac’s 1994 ambush at the Quad Recording Studios in New York. An attack on Tupac Shakur launched a hip-hop war: Now, newly discovered information, including interviews with people who were … Continue reading FBI Documents Say Diddy Killed Tupac (pretty much)

Billboard saw Ghostface at Pitchfork

Billboard’s Charley Rogulewski has seen a ghost! According to the original version of his Pitchfork piece (Sonic Youth, GZA, Slint Kick Off Pitchfork Fest), posted July 14, 2007, 7:10 PM ET, GZA “was flanked by fellow Wu member Ghostface Killah for abbreviated versions of most of the album tracks.” Rogulewski even got a quote: “It … Continue reading Billboard saw Ghostface at Pitchfork

Pay for Play: Buy Ad, Get Reviewed

This is so wrong. Percolator reprints an email exchange between a record label and Amplifier magazine wherein Joe Joyce, Publisher & Dir. Advertising (!) of Amplifier, comes right out and says, “if you’re never going to advertise with us I can’t justify the cost of covering your releases.” This might be unfortunately common, but it … Continue reading Pay for Play: Buy Ad, Get Reviewed

Bob Lefsetz on YouTube, Napster

The YouTube Deal by industry legend Bob Lefsetz: “Despite all the chest-thumping by Edgar Bronfman, Jr. and Eric Nicoli, the failure to license Napster was single-handedly the worst decision ever made in the history of the music business. And it will haunt the major labels forever.”