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Everyone knows that gas prices are through the roof, but I hadn't thought specifically about the impact they had on musicians. The Chicago Tribune did a great job highlighting the difficulty that rising oil prices create for indie bands on the road - check out...

Just when you thought there was a social network for everything, in comes wuchess, a social network for hip-hop and chess. Yes, you read that correctly. According to the site, "WuChess is a new online chess + hip-hop community that will offer live game play, chat...

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...

I had an interesting call with a friend of Jesse's this morning - he's starting a web venture and is debating whether to do it as a non-profit or a for-profit. The idea is similar to Indaba in that it's a web app for creative...

I used to have this book when I was little called Unbuilding that told the fictional story of the Empire State Building's intentional deconstruction. It was sold to some Middle Eastern folks and had to be taken apart piece by piece for shipping. Unfortunately the...

After discussing this post with Dan last night, I've made a bunch of edits and clarifications (all in bold): If you were at all interested in my last post on the MySpace-Label joint venture, then you should read this email The Orchard sent out to its...

Much has been said about the joint venture announced between MySpace and the major labels (minus EMI, although they will almost certainly jump in at some point), but I've been sitting on this and wanted to think about it before a few days before commenting. This...

Duncan Riley over at TechCrunch wrote a great response to some ridiculous comments from The Society of Authors, the UK Association representing professional book authors. These folks are claiming that internet piracy will put an end to original writing. Sound familiar? It should, because this...

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]...

Gordon brought these hysterical analytical interpretations of rap lyrics to my attention today...