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12 items by Damien Cave

  • Media Fights for Free Speech

    Media Fights for Free Speech | ARTICLE

    Since Janet Jackson's super Bowl striptease, the Federal Communications Commission has fined broadcasters more than $1.5 million, busted NBC for Bono's accidental use of the f-word and ruled that fart sounds are against the law. Now, media companies,...

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Stern's Political Crusade

    Stern's Political Crusade | ARTICLE

    Howard Stern's radio audience almost doubled in New York, Chicago, Boston and Hartford, Connecticut, during the first three months of 2004 -- and not because he's added more sex to his shtick. After more than two decades...

    May 7, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • The RIAA's Enforcer Speaks Up

    The RIAA's Enforcer Speaks Up | ARTICLE

    Bradley Buckles, the new head of anti-piracy for the Recording Industry Association of America, hasn't been to a concert since attending a Who show more than twenty years ago. The former director of the U.S. Bureau of...

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Ring Tones Go Ka-ching

    Ring Tones Go Ka-ching | ARTICLE

    As the music industry continues to struggle with shrinking profits, layoffs and consolidation, cell phones have suddenly emerged as a financial jackpot. Customized ring tones -- synthesized song clips that play instead of a normal ring --...

    April 9, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • File-Sharing Getting Bad Rap?

    File-Sharing Getting Bad Rap? | ARTICLE

    A controversial new study by economists at Harvard and the University of North Carolina has found that file-sharing is not the cause of declining CD sales. Researchers spent a year and a half analyzing downloads and sales...

    April 5, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Napster Troubles Grow

    Napster Troubles Grow | ARTICLE

    Four months after Napster relaunched as a pay-for service, the download site and its owner, Roxio, are in serious trouble. At least four key executives have left the company since its October launch, Roxio's stock price is...

    March 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Kazaa Chief Fights Back

    Kazaa Chief Fights Back | ARTICLE

    Music-industry investigators raided the Sydney headquarters of Sharman Networks on February 6th, launching another lawsuit against the parent company of Kazaa, the world's most popular file-sharing network. According to Music Industry Piracy Investigations -- an organization funded...

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • MTV Under Attack by FCC

    MTV Under Attack by FCC | ARTICLE

    Janet Jackson's Super Bowl flash lasted less than three seconds, but the impact continues to ripple through Viacom, the media giant that broadcast the game. Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, right-wing radio commentators and outraged citizens are...

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Grunge Returns to the Airwaves

    Grunge Returns to the Airwaves | ARTICLE

    A hot new radio format – "classic alternative" – has hit the FM dial. Stations in Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta and Seattle have started...

    February 19, 2004 12:00 PM ET
  • Nirvana Bump Bizkit Off Dial

    Nirvana Bump Bizkit Off Dial | ARTICLE

    A hot new radio format -- "classic alternative" -- has hit the FM dial. Stations in Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta and Seattle have started to replace the rage rock of the past few years with early-Nineties nostalgia....

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Republicans Blast Bono

    Republicans Blast Bono | ARTICLE

    More than a year after Bono said, "This is really, really fucking brilliant" on live TV, Republicans have launched a fresh attack on the U2 singer and a broad attempt to scrub obscenity from the airwaves. In October,...

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Rockers Unite to Oust Bush

    Rockers Unite to Oust Bush | ARTICLE

    Bruce Springsteen told a crowd of 50,000 New Yorkers on October 4th to "shout a little louder if you want the president impeached." Two weeks later, John Mellencamp posted an open letter to America on his Web site, declaring, "We...

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM ET
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