Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
This would have surprised me no matter who had turned it up, but there was a special irony in learning that illegal music downloads "aren't hurting the music industry" from a beleaguered print magazine's free-news arm: Illegal downloads aren't hurting the music industry, new study claims | ti.me/10 ... More >>
On November 9 at a downtown Dallas law office, some 153,000 Internet domain names hit the auction block. The winning bidder was an entity known as Trans, Ltd., which put down $5.2 million and scooped up the names over the objections of their previous owner, Ondova, LLC. That auction never should ha ... More >>
On August 31, Todd Gautreau, the brains behind excellent area dream-pop act Crushed Stars, took to the band's Facebook page to sound off on a topic that's turned into a national debate among artists, record labels, music consumers and various streaming services, specifically and most notably Spotify ... More >>
Update at 2:41 p.m.: I just heard back from Garcia. It was his personal account that was targeted, and it's still down. "They changed the email to the account and changed the password, and they unfriended everybody," he told me. Why someone would do that, he wasn't sure, but he suspects they made ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. John Iskander was "at dinner with a priest" when he came up with the name Parade of Flesh, his one-man live music "boutique." But it would be rather antiseptic to label what he does as si ... More >>
That restaurants are using social media to get their message out is nothing new. As soon as any business owner realizes that networks like Facebook and Twitter provide an outlet and advertising at a low cost -- only the man hours it takes to set up a feed and gather and interact with followers and f ... More >>
If you're planning on doing anything illegal in the next three days (not that you would), may we suggest keeping well away from the Aloft Hotel on Young Street? That place is crawling with cops. This morning marked the start of the SMILE Conference -- Social Media Internet Law Enforcement -- whic ... More >>
CBS DFW.com's most valuable food blogger award, with which we quibbled a while back, has been announced with little fanfare. A small announcement has been added to the voting page, which reads: Congratulations Dallas MVB'S CBS DFW'ss inaugural Most Valuable Blogger winners have been announce ... More >>
Early last month, the CBS-11 announced a friendly competition to crown the area's Most Valuable Bloggers. Categories include local affairs, sports, lifestyle, entertainment and dining, among others. Contestants are entered into the event through a nomination process in which anyone can partic ... More >>
Sachin TengThat's a Gorilla versus a Bear -- get it?As you can see from the cover story this week, blog culture has undoubtedly changed the face of the North Texas music community. The sheer amount of blogs here in the metroplex is evidence that some feel their favorite artists are not being repr ... More >>
Americans are understandably wary of sites that offer free music. For the past decade, we've seen site after site go in and out of favor, sometimes quickly. We got excited about Napster back in 2001, but after all the foolishness that ensued in the wake of its demise, we're quick to give the side ... More >>
From the dash-cam video posted to DPD's Facebook page last Wednesday nightLate yesterday, Dallas Police sent word about a story you've no doubt seen plenty of since: Late on January 27, DPD Officer Quaitemes Williams kicked in the face and used pepper spray on a handcuffed man named Rodarick Lyle ... More >>
Two months ago, Zynga, makers of FarmVille and Mafia Wars, snapped up Dallas-based Bonfire Studios -- one of many such acquisitions in recent months. This morning it held a telephone press conference to announce it's bought yet another locally based game-maker: Paul and David Bettner's Newtoy, ot ... More >>
.... tonight's your lucky night. Mavs man Matt Miller sends word that just in time for tonight's face-off against the San Antonio Spurs, Your Dallas Mavericks are launching what the team calls a "first-of-its-kind live game companion designed to enhance the television viewing experience for fans. ... More >>
After just announcing the release of his new digital-only EP release a couple week's back, The Rocker Summer's You Gotta Believe, was released today, seemingly by a glitch that posted the four-track release to iTunes a day early. But, no matter--it hasn't seemed to deter the one-time Alternative ... More >>
Plenty of government agencies are dipping their toes into the Twitter waters these days, but when we found the Denton Police Department's Twitter page this afternoon, we knew we'd found something truly special.With automated posts for everyone booked at the jail since Sunday night, the feed comes co ... More >>
Apparently these guys are tweetin' back and forth. Who knew?Twiddling - or I should say Tweeddling - my thumbs until the 6 p.m. release of the NFL schedule and the unveiling of the Dallas Cowboys' path to 9-7, I stumbled upon a couple of things. 1. This year's NFL Draft is extraordinarily wea ... More >>
Could your cellphone's ability to stream music render the iPod obsolete? Quite possibly.
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Military bloggers take aim at mainstream media
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Computer game designers in Bedford re-create the greatest generation online
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The record industry counters piracy in the courts and on CDs. But has it gone too far?
The record industry crippled Napster with litigation. But has it made things worse for itself?
Maximum Records lines up to lead the fight to keep Napster alive. Oh yeah, and to promote its bands too.
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