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  • Theme park podcast (with yours truly) touches on new rides, past favorites

    Theme park podcast (with yours truly) touches on new rides, past favorites
    I was honored and thrilled to be a guest on the most recent edition of the Season Pass Podcast, a weekly discussion about theme parks and roller coasters. I spoke with co-hosts Doug Barnes and Brent Young for more than an hour about past, present and...
  • If you thought Sansabelt was a relief ...

    Send us your thoughts at opinionla@latimes.com. SanDisk ranks a distant number two to Apple in digital music player sales, accounting for less than 10% of the market compared to more than 70% for Apple's iPods. But its new Sansa Connect player provides a...
  • Looking for Napster 2.0

    Eight years after the debut of Napster, the pioneering song-swapping service, file-sharing programs remain hugely popular among consumers -- and equally unpopular among the major record companies and movie studios. This disparity raises the question: If...
  • Music moguls seek security blanket

    One way to judge the music industry's troubles is to watch annual sales figures for CDs, which have slumped 25% since 2000. But it's more revealing to chart how the major record companies' attitudes about new business models online have been shifting. At...
  • Slacker's gotta DRM

    AUSTIN, TX—The local South by Southwest festival is more than just a celebration of obscure bands and filmmakers. Increasingly, it's a showcase for technology-fueled ways to sell, market and experience music and video. A good example at last week's show...
  • The Can-Am Spyder and Piaggio MP3 are trikes for the big kids

    The Can-Am Spyder and Piaggio MP3 are trikes for the big kids
    Any rider who's cracked the binding of a motorcycle magazine in recent years knows we're living in the golden age, but if the faithless are looking for more proof, the new three-wheelers would be it. This year marks the entrance of two new trikes to...
  • Hello Music, connecting bands with opportunities [UPDATED]

     
    Computers and the Internet have made it simple for unsigned artists to record and distribute their own songs, but they haven't made it easier for them to quit their day jobs. The do-it-yourself route is still a difficult path to success; plenty of...
  • More on Google music search

     
    Google is rolling out the first upgrade to music search today: semi-exclusive content....
  • Guvera, a place for advertisers to give away music

     
    After SpiralFrog's collapse and Qtrax's repeated misfires, I'm skeptical about any online music service that says it will give away advertiser-supported downloads. But Guvera, an Australian start-up launched by former advertising executive Claes Loberg,...
  • MOG joins the subscription-music fray

     
    There must be something compelling about the subscription-music business model that the public just hasn't grasped yet. No matter how many companies give up on it because they can't attract enough subscribers, new ones always arrive to try to make it...
  • An opportunity missed to apply 'fair use' to file sharing

     
    Joel Tenenbaum set out to become the standard-bearer for people who fight back against Recording Industry Assn. of America lawsuits, but he has come to symbolize fighting back the wrong way. After he admitted on the stand to downloading and sharing 30...