Thursday, June 25, 2009

Trevor Herbert: Music In Words - A Guide To Researching And Writing About Music

Music in Words: A Guide to Researching & Writing about Music. Trevor Herbert addresses all the issues that anyone, from students to professional musicians, may be confronted with when undertaking a writing task, whether it be a programme note or thesis. This clearly thought-out book is a guide and reference manual in one: the first part is a 'how to' section, including an introduction to the strategic use of the Internet; the second, a compendium of information for quick reference. Its straightforward approach will make it a much-needed support for those who have little or no experience of writing about music, while being equally useful as a reference tool for more experienced users.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Damages of $1.9 million could backfire on music industry

By Ben Sheffner

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - The recording industry secured a resounding victory last week when a Minneapolis jury awarded the four major labels $1.92 million in damages after unanimously finding that a 32-year-old mother had willfully infringed on their copyrights by downloading and sharing 24 songs on the Kazaa peer-to-peer network. more