Thanks Dr. Dre And Gaga: Celebrity Endorsements Boost Headphone Sales

Celebrity endorsements are behind increases in headphone sales, says a new report by market-research company the NPD Group. That’s good news for artists with headphone lines such as Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Ludacris and Diddy. Last year, headphones that cost $100 or more accounted for 3.5% of the market, up from 2% in […]

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Industry Lashes Out at Mariah, Beyoncé and Others Who Played for Qaddafi’s Family

Over the past few years, some of music’s biggest names, including Mariah Carey, Usher and Beyoncé, have taken as much as a million dollars to play private shows for the family of Libya’s brutal dictator, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi – a man who this week ordered security forces to open fire on citizens protesting his rule, […]

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Apple in talks to improve sound quality of music downloads

Apple and other digital music retailers are in discussions with record labels to improve the quality of the song files they sell, executives involved in the talks say. As a result, online music stores could eventually offer songs that sound truer to their original recordings, perhaps at a premium price. Professional music producers generally capture […]

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10 things you didn’t know about sound

Most of us have become so used to suppressing noise that we don’t think much about what we’re hearing, or about how we listen. Yet our well-being is now being seriously damaged by modern sound. Here are 10 things about sound and health that you may not know:

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Why Preparing for Mixing is like Preparing to do Taxes

Now that 2010 has come and gone, you know that you’ll have to start getting your financial stuff together in order to file your tax returns. This may be the most appropriate time to bring up how preparing for mixing is like preparing to do taxes. By equating the process of preparing your tracks for […]

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