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Will Music Lovers Care When Record Labels Go Extinct?

Prerecorded music has been a fading industry for years, and herding struggling labels together will only make it that much easier to identify the remains. And there aren't too many people mourning major labels' passing.

The Business of Hip Hop: Brand Masters Bring in the Cash

For many rap and hip-hop artists, behind all the trash talk and posturing, it's all about business. Forbes recently released its Hip Hop Cash Kings list, and the 20 big names on it racked up a total of about $300 million, despite the weak economy and the Internet revolution that is killing the CD business.

UMG testing lower CD prices

UMG cutting CD pricesIf CDs are priced at $9.99 or less, would you buy them instead of downloading them? The Universal Music Group plans to test that premise by dropping...

Amazon Leaks Lil Wayne Album Two Months Too Soon

The release of rapper Lil Wayne's upcoming rock album, Rebirth, was pushed back last week (for the sixth time) to February 1. But 500 lucky Amazon (AMZN) customers got the surprise stocking stuffer in the mail this week.