Where it’s going, where it’s at, and where it’s been.
Ticketmaster and Live Nation have merged, thus completing the stinkiest music deal of the new century. Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wis), Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition and Consumer Rights, doesn’t like itRead More »
The last HWS issue’s story about pointless divisiveness in the Bay Area’s zydeco and roots music communities drew some interesting responses. The better news is that zydeco’s battling bookers have decided against going head-to-headRead More »
The Recording Industry Association of America regularly sends out thousands of greenmail compensation demands to the families of downloaders who are usually minors. College students are favorite targets, but the RIAA never sets itsRead More »
The Wall Street Journal has caught up with Hicks with Sticks News in describing the trend toward songs about the Great Depression of ‘09 (HWS News, 12/24/08). A WSJ story of 2/6/09 missed DonRead More »