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[from The Comet] The first Billboard chart was published in 1936, and the Top 100 list first made its appearance in 1958. Now, in 2010, a new crop of startups are tracking the data that’s important in today’s music business – not CD sales – but Facebook friends, Twitter...

[from The Comet] In my last post, I outlined three lessons every artist should live by. Prince, whose music I love, recently made a statement which has now provoked me to revisit the first rule in greater detail: Make it easy for fans to discover your music -...

[from The Comet] Changes in the traditional label system have been chronicled far more extensively than I dare attempt (David Byrne’s piece in Wired is a personal favorite). This is a complex topic which I’ll address further in subsequent posts, so for brevity’s sake I’ll start...

Weezer Remix Contest - "Love Is The Answer" - Indaba Music Our newest program over at Indaba Music! This is going to be an amazing one. Here's the intro from the contest: Weezer has provided you with the stems for "Love Is The Answer", a track off...

Sweet new program launching on Indaba Music today: The Music Instinct: Science and Song, premiering Wednesday, June 24 at 9:00pm (check local listings), is a ground-breaking program that offers viewers a new understanding of the power of music. Music is found all over the natural world...

Check out Indaba Music's newest contest - a collaboration with The Derek Trucks Band! Derek Trucks is widely considered the best guitarist of his generation, along with being a superbly talented songwriter, bandleader, and producer. Derek was playing paying gigs with The Allman Brothers Band...

I am very proud to announce that this morning we launched a remix contest on Indaba Music for Mariah Carey's new single "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time." This is obviously a big deal for the entire Indaba team - Indaba Music is a powerful...

There are 2 classic business models for web businesses, or more generally put, for media businesses. These have and continue to be advertising and subscription based. Obviously advertising models are about eyeballs - how many people can you get to look at your content so...

A very amusing new Flash campaign for Swedish telco Tele2 features an interactive beatboxing dog.  Not sure what it has to do with the advertiser's business, but it's music and it's funny so I figured I'd share. [via GigaOm]...