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Music Pioneer Mitch Miller Dead at 99

Record exec went on to host karaoke precursor 'Sing Along With Mitch'

(Newser) - Mitch Miller, the goateed orchestra leader who asked Americans to "Sing Along With Mitch" on television and records, died Saturday at age 99. Miller was a key exec at Columbia Records in the pre-rock 'n' roll era, making hits with singers Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Johnny Mathis, and Tony... More »

Dolly Parton Releases Album on Own Label

Backwoods Barbie hits No. 2, gives an iconic career new life

(Newser) - More than a decade after Nashville spurned her for a crop of up-and-comers, Dolly Parton is releasing a new album on her own label--and having the last laugh, as Backwoods Barbie hit Billboard's No. 2 on Billboard in its second week. That's thanks to new technologies that are creating end-run... More »

Radiohead: Pioneers of the New Music Industry

On In Rainbows : a business watershed

(Newser) - Born of a “stoned philosophical conversation about the value of music,” Radiohead’s voluntary-pay download arrangement for its In Rainbows album has, the New York Times argues, made 2007 a watershed for the music industry. This year saw the creation of the music star free agent, as Radiohead... More »

Jury Almost Fined $3.6M in Download Trial

Woman could have paid $150k for each of 24 songs shared on Kazaa

(Newser) - The jury that last week slapped a Minnesota mom with a $222,000 fine for illegal file-sharing was tempted to do much worse. Jammie Thomas almost faced the maximum $3.6 million, one juror said. “You go too low, it's not going to stop the illegal downloading of music,... More »

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