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Real Music for a Virtual World

On November 25th, Uncle Seth will play a real show at C’est What, a popular live music venue in Toronto. The audio from the live concert will be "streamed" into the virtual world known as Second Life, and avatars representing each member of the band will mimic their real life performance.

Top tunes miss the hit parade

WHAT does it mean to have a number-one hit in an age when the internet has fundamentally altered the way we buy, consume and listen to music?

BMG Japan Catalog Now Available on the iTunes Store

BMG Japan and Apple® today announced the availability of top Japanese and international artists on the iTunes® Store in Japan (www.apple.com/jp/itunes/). The addition of the BMG Japan catalog brings top J-POP and international artists to the iTunes Store beginning today, including Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake, Kasabian, Outkast, Pink, Seamo, Suga Shikao, Sukima Switch, Usher and more.

The Difficulties of Discovery: Bumping Into New Music Can Be a Circuitous Task

Time for Serendipity Showdown, in which old-fashioned radio descends into the pit of battle against satellite radio, music blogs and online music-discovery engines to determine the best way to find new sounds.

Music lovers choosing to tune in to choice

IT’S another nail in the coffin for the album and may spell the end of the music "megastore". Victorians are now able to walk into a store, cherry-pick individual songs from albums using an ATM-like "digital kiosk" and make their own compilation CD. Video clips are also available