Digital Savant: RIP MP3? Transition to streaming is speeding up - Pop Matters Google tried to buy music giant Spotify - Computerworld 07/23/2014 - 1:18 pm | View Link
Garth Brooks may surpass Elvis Presley by releasing digital music - FOXNews.com Garth fans face long wait for ticket refunds - Limerick Leader 07/23/2014 - 12:12 pm | View Link
Miley Cyrus stars in Pharrell's 'Come Get It Bae' music video - Digital Spy Miley Cyrus Goes Topless In The Desert - TMZ 07/23/2014 - 4:10 am | View Link
Music and money: an impossible mix - Daily Telegraph Australia Truth About Money In Music. Most struggle to juggle a day job with their dream in the wake of declining income from sales of recorded music and... 07/22/2014 - 6:32 am | View Link
The Sales Domination of 'Frozen,' In One Chart - Billboard This year's U.S. music sales would be almost uneventful if not for the "Frozen" soundtrack. 07/18/2014 - 3:53 pm | View Link
Is Sony's Walkman set to make a comeback? Sony is making a push to sell high-definition music players, and 35 years after being launched its Walkman is making a small comeback. 07/23/2014 - 11:48 am | View Link
Garth bigger than Elvis? Garth Brooks , who has long eschewed the idea of selling his music digitally, announced recently that he would begin to make his albums available in a digital format through his website. 07/23/2014 - 11:31 am | View Link
MUSIC INDUSTRY: It's Not Just David Byrne and Radiohead: Spotify, Pandora and How Streaming Music Kills Jazz and ... After years in which tech-company hype has drowned out most other voices, the frustration of musicians with the digital music world has begun to get a hearing. We know now that many rockers don’t like it. 07/23/2014 - 9:11 am | View Link
Music in Schools Today Announces Arista Network’s Kelyn Brannon As Board Chair Music In Schools Today , a San Francisco music education non-profit, today announced the appointment of Arista Networks chief financial officer Kelyn Brannon as board chair. 07/22/2014 - 2:31 pm | View Link
Spotify gets its MTV, plus VH1 and CMT too The startup will be the streaming-music service for top music TV company Viacom, directly providing the tunes on MTV, CMT, and VH1 apps and websites. 07/22/2014 - 12:26 pm | View Link
Garth Brooks Could Surpass Elvis Presley With Digital Music Sales Garth Brooks is finally going digital in 2014, and now that he’s releasing music on a new format, the country legend could be poised to surpass music icon Elvis Presley in sales — maybe even the Beatles. Until now, Brooks has boycotted digital sales ... 07/23/2014 - 7:16 am | View Link
'Weird Al' Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ takes No. 1 spot on music charts thanks to viral video buzz Yankovic’s sales of just over 104,700 will beat numbers for Jason Mraz, a star with a far younger, and seemingly more active, consuming fanbase. Mraz had been on track to bag his first chart topper as well, but Hits says he will stall at No. 2 ... 07/22/2014 - 5:07 pm | View Link
Traxsource partners with Audiolock to help boost label sales Underground digital music store Traxsource has partnered with anti-piracy service Audiolock. The purpose of the deal is to help boost revenue for labels selling their music through Traxsource with users getting an exclusive 20% off AudioLock’s services. 07/21/2014 - 10:51 pm | View Link
Anti-Piracy Law Boosted Music Sales , Plunged Internet Traffic A new study on the effects of the IPRED anti-piracy law in Sweden shows that the legislation increased music sales by 36 percent. At the same time, Internet traffic in the country dropped significantly. The results suggest that the law initially had the ... 07/21/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Online Music Piracy Doesn’t Hurt Sales, European Commission Finds New research published by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre shows that online piracy doesn't hurt digital music revenues. The researchers examined browsing habits from 16,000 Europeans and found that there's a positive link between online ... 07/21/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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San Francisco's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival San Francisco's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 07/22/2014 - 11:27 pm | View Website
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 Mark Streshinsky, general director of the scrappy and inventive West Edge Opera, decided to pool all the company's resources into one concentrated burst of activity.
The season opens with Puccini's familiar "La Bohème," and continues with "Hydrogen Jukebox," Philip Glass' treatment of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, and Jake Heggie's operatic version of the Graham Greene novel "The End of the Affair."
The theatrical approach to each work is also varied, ranging from a relatively straightforward production of the Heggie to an offbeat "Bohème" involving lots of audience involvement.
sfSound: A program of recent instrumental music by John Zorn, Terry Riley, Matt Ingalls and more. 8 p.m. Friday. $14-$17.
Luisa Frasconi and Jake Murphy play the title roles in Marin Shakespeare Company's 25th anniversary season look at Shakespeare's immortal tale of star-crossed young lovers, directed by Lesley Schisgall Currier. 8 p.m.
The ground plan for the fourth annual ODC residency of Amy Seiwert's "Sketch" sounds every bit as provocative as its predecessors.
Both Seiwert, who is Imagery's artistic director, and guest choreographer Adam Hougland have independently created new ballets to the same score (though, in their dances, they have arranged the six episodes differently), and both will work with all eight dancers of the Imagery troupe.
Fortunately, the entire team who thrilled in 2013 has returned.
 the two choreographers have influenced the shape and tone of the new score.
For the "Sketch" season, Seiwert suggests that she wants to break down the traditional arrangement in which music serves as mere accompaniment for movement, and is seeking "to create a system in which no one artist controls the process."
The body as tabula rasa on which to write one's identity, history and politics comes powerfully into play in "Projected Personae."
Bodybuilding, drag and various types of performance - whether enacted by a Britney Spears-style blonde or a fiercely funny dominatrix toying with a rather submissive piñata - are just a few of the ways in for the mostly local artists focused on time-based work.
At Somarts, as curators, we're always thinking about how we can respond to our communities and what art is being nurtured and breaking and pushing artists into new spaces.
There's a lot of art being made by local artists about fictitious identities and how invented personas can address questions people might have with people of color and queer bodies and how gender identity can be represented.
La Chica Boom or Xandra Ibarra has two pieces: one is "Dominatriz del Barrio," and the other is "La Corrida," where she's doing a site-specific performance on the border.
 there are layers of complexity about gender identity in the Bay Area but also cultural drag with a diasporic culture of Caribbean and Latin American people in America.
"The whole idea of life and consciousness is so ridiculous," Vollmann says on the phone from his home in Sacramento.
In the story "The Grave-House," the protagonist is eternally stuck in a house where the closet and pillows and inanimate objects speak to him, urging him in a passive-aggressive way never to leave the house.
Other stories, like "Listening to the Shells" - which Vollmann says is one of his favorites from the new collection - deal with subjects of memory and reality.
Sometimes you feel like you're there for a purpose and if somehow you make people aware of a grim, frightening, discouraging thing, then someone else will fix it or we can somehow protect ourselves.
Tony DuShane is a freelance writer who hosts the radio show "Drinks With Tony."