Link Roundup: Where Technology and Music Collide

Posted by Drew Stoga on May 16, 2011

Computer MusicEverything in the music business is changing these days and the catalyst is technology. Things are moving so quickly that it can be tough to keep track of it all. Lucky for you there's Inside the Gig - a blog run by devoted fans of both music and technology.

We have scoured the internet to bring you the most relevant music news from the last week. Here's a few of the biggest stories unfolding right now:

-Google announced Google Music, its dramatic entrance into the music business currently in Beta. Responses have varied.

-The Economist reports that "No one wants to pay for music. Yet investors are splurging on music firms."

- Popular digital music distributor TuneCore recently raised its prices dramatically and CD Baby offered 50% off discounts in response. (Hypebot)

-Lady Gaga has 10 million (!!) Twitter followers.

-YouTube launched Top 100 Chart for Music.

-LimeWire (finally) settled its lawsuit with RIAA and record labels for $105 million.

-Most shocking industry news of the week: Record sales are up 1.6 % so far this year!


For more music and tech news - check our Tech column.

What do you think about these stories? What did we miss? Leave a comment and let us know.


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