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December 9, 2000 | Associated Press
Riffage.com, a music Web site geared toward bringing emerging artists to eager listeners, folded after failing to find a willing merger partner. The company was founded by Ken Wirt last year and catered to up-and-coming rock and pop music acts, allowing free downloads of sample songs and providing a platform for unsigned artists to sell CDs online.
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December 9, 2000 | Associated Press
Riffage.com, a music Web site geared toward bringing emerging artists to eager listeners, folded after failing to find a willing merger partner. The company was founded by Ken Wirt last year and catered to up-and-coming rock and pop music acts, allowing free downloads of sample songs and providing a platform for unsigned artists to sell CDs online.
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May 31, 2000 | Associated Press
An online music company that provides a breeding ground for new musical artists planned to announce today that it has purchased the Great America Music Hall, San Francisco's oldest nightclub. Palo Alto-based Riffage.com bought the historic venue for an undisclosed price. The Great American Music Hall has hosted performances by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dave Matthews and Carlos Santana. Riffage.
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May 31, 2000 | Associated Press
An online music company that provides a breeding ground for new musical artists planned to announce today that it has purchased the Great America Music Hall, San Francisco's oldest nightclub. Palo Alto-based Riffage.com bought the historic venue for an undisclosed price. The Great American Music Hall has hosted performances by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dave Matthews and Carlos Santana. Riffage.
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July 27, 2000 | PATRICIA MARROQUIN
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February 8, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Add Icebox.com to the growing list of online entertainment companies on ice. Unable to raise enough money to keep afloat, Icebox chief executive and co-founder Steve Stanford said the Santa Monica company will close its doors Friday and lay off its remaining 27 employees. Icebox had been in business 14 months, developing a sizable following among college students for its online animated shorts. In that time, the company burned through about $15 million of investors' money.
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October 15, 1999 | DIANE SEO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With the robust economy allowing Americans to regularly eat and drink out, advertisers are experimenting with innovative ways to reach consumers at their favorite hangouts. In recent months, major companies such as Procter & Gamble, Fox Broadcasting, the World Wrestling Federation, Skky Vodka and Walt Disney Co. units ABC Television and ESPN have advertised on napkins, mint wrappers, washroom billboards, coasters and beer glasses at bars, restaurants and other entertainment spots.
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March 20, 2000 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The music industry equivalent of the gold prospector has long been the A&R executive (it stands for artist and repertoire) who has sought out the next big thing in dingy clubs, backwater music halls and tall stacks of demo tapes. More than talent scouts, A&R executives have also prided themselves on fighting for their young artists and fostering their careers.
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July 16, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Name a guitar-pop quartet whose name starts with B that had multiple hits, broke up on the heels of a No. 1 single, resisted many lucrative offers for a reunion. Other than the Beatles. If you're thinking of an '80s Los Angeles band featuring four women, bingo. And now Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson, Debbie Peterson and Michael Steele are reactivating the Bangles.
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