10 items by Warren Cohen

  • U2 Talk iPod Strategy

    U2 Talk iPod Strategy | ARTICLE

    For two weeks before MTV debuted U2's video for the new single "Vertigo," fans had a chance to see the band perform the song on TV -- in an iPod commercial. The members of U2 are passionate...

    November 5, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Wal-Mart Wants $10 CDs

    Wal-Mart Wants $10 CDs | ARTICLE

    Wal-mart wants every CD you buy to cost less than ten bucks. And the nation's largest retailer -- which moved a quarter of a trillion dollars' worth of goods last year -- usually gets its way. Suppliers...

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • CD Prices on the Rise Again

    CD Prices on the Rise Again | ARTICLE

    Last fall, music giant Universal announced a sweeping plan to cut the price of new records by thirty percent -- with some CDs selling for just $12.98. But anyone checking out racks at a music store will...

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Sabbath to Headline Ozzfest

    Sabbath to Headline Ozzfest | ARTICLE

    Ozzy Osbourne will thaw Black Sabbath for a headlining slot on this summer's Ozzfest tour. The concerts will be the first by the legendary metal troupe since 2001. This year's roving festival offers a horn-throwing nod to more...

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Can Porn Kill File-Sharing?

    Can Porn Kill File-Sharing? | ARTICLE

    The music industry is hoping that the availability of child pornography on peer-to-peer networks such as Kazaa will help put file sharing out of business. Record executives have been frustrated that Congress hasn't acted to curb piracy on these services, but...

    October 2, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Downloaders Fighting Back

    Downloaders Fighting Back | ARTICLE

    It's been the summer of fear online because of the music industry's campaign to sue file traders. But after millions of instant-message warnings, some 1,600 subpoenas and at least 261 lawsuits, there's been no discernable effect on piracy. Traffic on...

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Downloader "Doe" Fights RIAA

    Downloader "Doe" Fights RIAA | ARTICLE

    Her lawyer calls her Jane Doe. The music business calls her nycfashiongirl, which is her Kazaa screen name. She's fighting to keep her real name a secret, becoming the first individual to take a stand against the...

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Apple Gets Indie Bands

    Apple Gets Indie Bands | ARTICLE

    Now that Apple has proved to the major labels that it can sell their digital songs inexpensively and in mass quantities, CEO Steve Jobs is going after the rest of the record industry. On June 5th, Jobs invited some 150...

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • U2, Johnson Top Apple Charts

    U2, Johnson Top Apple Charts | ARTICLE

    The second week after its gala opening, Apple's new online-music store duplicated its huge first week, selling another 1 million songs. The company says more than half of those sales were for full-length digital albums rather than...

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM ET
Special Report: Copy-Protected CDs

    Special Report: Copy-Protected CDs | ARTICLE

    Ever since computers became de facto stereo systems, the record business has taken more and more unpopular stances against consumers in an effort to combat music piracy. The cat-and-mouse battle is ramping up with the industry's latest scheme: copy-protected CDs. Each of...

    June 7, 2002 12:00 AM ET