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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...

Over at Indaba Music we just launched the most epic remix contest EVER. It's N.A.S.A. featuring Kanye West, David Byrne, Chuck D, RZA, The Cool Kids, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Tom Waits, DJ AM, KRS-One, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Lykke Li, Santogold, George Clinton, Scarface, M.I.A...

Rivers Cuomo "My Brain Is Working Overtime" Contest - Indaba Music As the founding member and chief songwriter for the multi-platinum rock band, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo is rumored to have written more than 800 songs over the course of his two-decade career. In addition to his...

Ok, this is going to be a quick post since we have a big launch coming up at Indaba on Thursday.We're running a contest for up-and-coming Canadian duo Carmen and Camille - it's a remix challenge for a catchy pop tune. As usual, our Indaba...

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...