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US Government Slams Qtrax Owners

The King of "Free" Music Services, Australian "entrepreneur" Allan Klepfisz. Don't expect to be buying shares in Qtrax anytime soon.

The  US Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a temporary suspension of trading for shares of Brilliant Technologies Corporation, the parent company of the controversial and the failed Qtrax music service. The order states that “Brilliant Technologies Corporation (“BLLN”) (CIK…

Google Music Losing Users Weekly

Users have voted on Google Music and the results aren't good so far.

According to a highly placed digital music executive, Google Music has actually been losing customers week over week–consistently–since it’s launch last November. “I’ve never seen anything like it”, the source said.”It’s astounding. It’s hard to believe that with an install base of over 200 million Android handsets they’re actually losing customers.”

AIR Plays Digital Vinyl

Back to the future? Your iPad can now play vinyl!

There’s been a big resurgence of interest in vinyl records lately. Kids have been snapping up new and used vinyl by the kilo. Taking inspiration from the high-end decks and systems of the 70’s & 80’s, the engineers at the iconic AIR Studios along with app developers Bappz have found a way to turn their iPads into a vinyl-playing old school hi-fi systems, complete with the warmth and ambience of analog sound.

The Vindication of Andy Lack

The iPod: A license to print money

  (Or How Doug Morris Gave Away The Record Industry)   Walter Isaacson’s terrific biography of Steve Jobs is full of interesting little gems. Of interest to most of my readers is, of course, the section dealing with iTunes and…