8 items by James Oliver Cury

  • From CBGB to MP3

    From CBGB to MP3 | ARTICLE

    Jerry Harrison knows all about the music biz. While he built his early reputation as "that guy in the Talking Heads," he's also been a member of theModern Lovers, a solo artist and a producer of several bands including Live,...

    October 6, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Digital Music Gold Rush Confuses Consumers

    Digital Music Gold Rush Confuses Consumers | ARTICLE

    Recorded music hasn't been around that long, but it's sure been repackaged a lot. The upgrading alone -- from cylinder to vinyl to tape to CD, and now to a slew of Net-based formats -- has been hard enough on...

    September 1, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • David Bowie to Release Entire New Album Online

    David Bowie to Release Entire New Album Online | ARTICLE

    David Bowie has pulled another cyber-coup by becoming the first major-label artist to sell a complete album online in download form. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 21, fans will be able to purchase the digital files for hours... at...

    August 30, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Bill Gates Goes Head to Head with MP3

    Bill Gates Goes Head to Head with MP3 | ARTICLE

    It was bound to happen. Just when you thought MP3 had become the audio format for downloading music off the Net, here comes a slew of contenders battling for Internet ears -- and a piece of the...

    April 14, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Revolution Number 3

    Revolution Number 3 | ARTICLE

    It was the perfect setting for revolution-rock rhetoric. Crammed into a few rooms at the New Yorker Hotel in midtown Manhattan, a healthy crowd of anti-corporate music and Internet fans -- rock and rap artists, Web site producers, media types...

    March 8, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Yesterday and Today

    Yesterday and Today | ARTICLE

    "If Mudhoney is still around in twenty years, I just hope it hasn't become a nostalgia act," says Mudhoney's lead singer Mark Arm in a conference room on the twenty-first floor of the Time-Warner building in New York. "Iron Butterfly probably...

    September 22, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Be Like Mix Master Mike

    Be Like Mix Master Mike | ARTICLE

    It's taken Michael Schwartz -- a k a Mix Master Mike -- twenty-eight years to hone his cutting and scratching chops to perfection. Now he's so busy he doesn't just juggle records, he juggles projects: The DJ's touring with the...

    August 28, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Hot Bands Help Ignite 1998's SXSW

    Hot Bands Help Ignite 1998's SXSW | ARTICLE

    More than 700 bands and 7,000 music execs, critics and publicists (not to mention artists that flew in to play non-affiliated clubs and on the streets, and the thousands of fans hoping for an early glance at...

    March 24, 1998 12:00 AM ET