Boston Music Awards Winners
Karmin, Mean Creek, David Wax Museum in the winner's circle at the Liberty Hotel

If there is one theme in this year's list of Boston Music Awards winners, it's the heavy slew of repeat offenders.  
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Chris Cornell Compares Timbaland To Pink Floyd
I just really didn't know how much is possible in the musical spectrum until I met Timbaland, singer says of their collaboration.

After working with Timbaland on his forthcoming album, Scream, Chris Cornell has realized something about himself: He doesn't need a band behind him to create great songs.  
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'Guitar Hero', 'Rock Band' ... Beatles?
Apple Corps and EMI, which respectively represent The Beatles' business interests and ownership of its master recordings, have reportedly been in discussions with video game publishers Activision and MTV Games.   More...
Microsoft's Zune Zeems to Zuck
Though Microsoft's answer to Apple Computer's iPod juggernaut officially went on sale nationwide Tuesday, the Zune wasn't exactly flying off the shelves in downtown San Francisco.

At two retail outlets, the new media player wasn't even on the shelves. The Virgin Megastore near Union Square had them in stock, but the Zune display wasn't the right fit...  
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Tablature VS Copyright
Music publishers are taking action against guitar fan websites which they say infringe songwriters' copyrights. Publishers have started to use copyright lawsuits to shut down sites which share notations to help musicians to play songs at home...   More...
U2 Upstages Carey
With Five Grammy Awards

The Grammys finally showed Mariah Carey a little love with an emphasis on "little." Though Carey, 2005's biggest pop success, had a leading eight nominations and the chance to make history with the most Grammys won by a woman in a single night, she went home with just three trophies Wednesday. She lost in all of the major categories...  More...
Will Microsoft/ MTV's music marriage
hit the right chord?

MTV, it barely needs saying, retains little credibility in the realm of music. Despite the "M" in its name, the one-time music-video channel long ago turned itself into a home, instead, for the trashiest reality TV this side of Jerry Springer.

You can barely find a music video on MTV and when you do, it's for Britney or Lindsay or some other non-singer/non-songwriter... 
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Musicians recall the Lennon they knew
Say what you will about Yoko Ono, but she has done a remarkable job in keeping John Lennon's legacy alive. Today marks the 25th anniversary of his death, but instead of leaving his fans grief-stricken, she released this uplifting book of insights about him from such artists as Mick Jagger, Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Carly Simon, Bono, and Pete Townshend, along with record-industry giants and journalists and photographers who...  More...
Warner Music's loss narrows
as online digital sales jump 20%

Warner Music Group said Thursday that its quarterly loss narrowed as consumers downloaded more songs and artists including Eric Clapton released new albums.  The net loss was $30 million in the quarter to Sept. 30, compared with a loss of $137 million a year earlier.  Revenue in the quarter, the company's fourth, jumped 13 percent to $905 million, beating the $814 million average estimate of analysts surveyed by...  More...
Sony BMG recalls copy-protected CDs
Music publisher Sony BMG, yielding to consumer concern, said on Wednesday it was recalling music CDs containing copy-protection software that acts like virus software and hides deep inside a computer.
"We share the concerns of consumers regarding discs with XCP content-protected software, and, for this reason, we are instituting a consumer exchange program and removing all unsold CDs with this software from retail outlets," Sony BMG said in an statement. 
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