Category: "Blog"

Passion Pit in NYC

If you haven’t heard of Passion Pit by now, you are totally slacking. Originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts, the band formed in 2007 and have had hit singles like “Sleepyhead”, “Little ...

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Holding On To HMV

  January 23, 2013 HMV, a chain of music stores throughout  the United Kingdom, has reported that it will be going out of business.  Some 4,000 people will be out of work ...

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Lyor Cohen leaves WB

Big news here, I worked with Lyor and Julie at Island/Def Jam in the mid 90's, and of course they were an impressive duo, will be interesting to see what ...

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Artist’s Compensation In A Digital Age

These days we’re spoiled with free music…everywhere. No longer is it that you wait for the song you love to play on the radio, or buy a whole album to ...

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Ignore your MySpace page at your peril

Our perceptions often exaggerate the reality of a given situation. There is a psychological theory that embodies said idea and can be explained with our perceptions of airplane and car ...

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Remembering Winamp

For those of  us who were part of the first Dot Com boom (I was at a little start up called PlayJ that was one of the first music download ...

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Some sobering stats from digitalmusicnews.com

Did you sell more than 100 downloads last year? How about more than 1?  We spent the morning compiling some statistics related to paid downloads, specifically from 2011, and found ...

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This week’s conversation that everyone is talking about

A letter on NPR's website from a young woman who works as an intern there sparked quite a debate yesterday. What do you think? heres the full article. Recently Emily White, an ...

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Welcome to the CEN blog

  Here’s where we expand on our thoughts regarding the current state of the music business, and perhaps on what great new music we’re listening to. Time will tell, but here’s ...

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