Editor: This year, we're celebrating the 25th Dallas Observer Music Awards. Our coverage will include recollections from last quarter century of North Texas music. Here, our Clubs Editor remembers the radio show that's won more DOMAs than any other. When I was growing up, radio had so much power. I ... 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 >>
When Sean Parker was asked by David Kirkpatrick at a roundtable web summit how and why videos go viral, the Silicon Valley visionary shifted in his seat, nervously adjusting his tortoise shell-framed glasses and skinny tie. The Napster co-founder posited, "Videos go viral because people share them. ... More >>
Crowd funding from fans frees her to create Chesapeake.
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 >>
A Denton lawyer devotes his life to fighting America's porn thiefs.
Is this poster in your room right now? You're all in, dude.The Superpages.com Center is pretty busy this weekend. Rockstar Energy Drinks' UPROAR Fest featuring Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold is tonight, the JoBros and Demi Lovato take over the place on Sunday, and, on Saturday, Dave Matthews Ban ... More >>
First time I interviewed The Gourds' Kevin Russell I asked him, of course, about his band's "Gin and Juice" cover. I think it's a requirement actually. Fair enough: The band's had some great moments--and probably more musically impressive ones--over the course of its career, but there's little doubt ... More >>
Last night at the AMC NorthPark, where he accepted the AFI Dallas Star Award following a screening of Chinatown, the film's writer, Robert Towne, spoke of how films were once the place where audiences and filmmakers met to share their stories. In the 1930s and '40s, he said, those who made the movie ... More >>
Could your cellphone's ability to stream music render the iPod obsolete? Quite possibly.
Remember when summer was awesome? No? Well, Here are 10 great summers in music history to jog your memory.
Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love Ozzfest
Friday, June 20, at the Granada Theater
A couple of weeks back, Rolling Stone published a lengthy, thoughtful music-biz obit that resonated with industry insiders, with its bad news (album sales down 200 million units since 2000) and inside-baseball history lessons (the collapsed talks between Napster and label heads seven years ago) and ... More >>
New copy-protected CDs screw over the only honest customers the music industry has left
Look at All the Love We Found: A Tribute to Sublime (Cornerstone R.A.S.)
Get yourself--and Congress--ready for the next wave of absurd anti-file-sharing tactics
When record labels finally pay attention to Dallas, they usually likewhat they see
O.A.R. went from school at OSU to touring the U.S.A.
Is the online music store the Apple of digital music's eye? It should be.
This new Italian Job, a remake better than the original, is a steal
Sounds Eclectic Too (Palm Pictures)
Plus: Dear Mr. Cuban, Dork Knight Returns
With Napster six feet under, the RIAA now wants to hang the Internet DJ
Plus: Would-be Savior, Big-boy Toy, Housing Heist
Or: How Mark Cuban would have--and could have?--saved the music biz
The Top 10 Things I Downloaded in 2001 That Weren't Applications Made to Download Things That Aren't Applications
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?
Off-Centre: A Riot on Old Street (BBE), Beats & Pieces Volume Two (BBE), Funk Rock (BBE)
Josie doesn't pussyfoot around: You're being brainwashed by pop
Blur: The Best of (Virgin)
Six things you have to hear
Who says 2000 was a bad year for music?
Steve Earle doesn't really care about Napster as long as our country still kills people
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?
You're the One (Warner Bros.)
Maximum Records lines up to lead the fight to keep Napster alive. Oh yeah, and to promote its bands too.
Bronco Bowl's Four Plans From Outer Space
The demonic duo of Dean and Gene Ween returns with a new studio album and a refined take on a twisted past
All he wants to do is sue; Good planning
A guide to music on the Web that the RIAA isn't worried about