October 1, 2002 |
Did Courtney cave? Rock singer Courtney Love, who sued the world's biggest music company to expose the record industry's allegedly corrupt business practices, had vowed never to settle. But she did exactly that on Monday amid questions about the future of the artists' rights movement she helped launch.
February 28, 2002 |
Social Distortion leader Mike Ness wrote "Ball & Chain" in 1988 as a testament to one man's rise from the pit of despair, but when he sang it Tuesday at the Wiltern Theatre, its refrain seemed the ideal summation of many musicians' view of the record industry's standard contract provisions.
January 21, 2002 |
Four powerful labor organizations will enter the artist rights fray this week, supporting state legislation that could open the door to free agency for recording acts.
November 22, 2000 |
Online music retailer EMusic Inc. introduced a new technology Tuesday that critics called the most invasive software weapon unleashed on consumers who swap free music files on the Internet. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said the software program is aimed squarely at users of the Napster song-swapping service and is a last-resort effort to educate the public about the seriousness of online piracy.
December 13, 1997 |
Pearl Jam fans won't be able to buy the rock group's new Epic Records album until Feb. 3, but all they needed to sample nearly half the album's songs for free this month was a little computer savvy. The development--reportedly the first time such a large portion of an unreleased album by a superstar act has been "pirated" on the Internet--raises major questions about how record companies will be able to combat bootlegging in the Computer Age.
April 17, 1997 |
Advances in technology may partially resolve the long-standing feud between film artists and the studios over who owns--and can alter--the final cut of a released film, agreed leaders on both sides. That, however, is nearly all they agree upon. The dispute will be highlighted again today and Friday at an Artists Rights Foundation symposium, to be held at the Directors Guild of America offices in West Hollywood.