iPad 2 as a portable music recording studio

Garage bands may never be the same again.When Steve Jobs launched Apple's iPad 2 on March 2, he spent much of his time in the spotlight showcasing the new tablet's music creation capabilities

Published on: April 29th, 2011 Brian Jackson

On brink of closure, Limewire seeks settlement with recording industry

Beleaguered file-sharing software maker LimeWire LLC said it still hopes to settle a dispute with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) even as a federal court in New York appears set to

Published on: June 11th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Start your own Internet radio station without spending a dime

If you're the kind of person who insists on handpicking a road-trip playlist rather than just setting your music player to shuffle, you were born for radio, baby. Fortunately, you don't have to

Published on: March 5th, 2010 Patrick Miller

Student to declare bankruptcy after $675,000 music piracy fine

In a major victory for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), a federal jury one week ago fined Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum $675,000 for illegally downloading and distributing 30 copyrighted songs.

Published on: August 10th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Montreal karaoke upstart signs profitable duet with Google

Employees at Montreal's Stingray Digital Media Group probably can't blame Eric Boyko if he starts singing in the office these days. After all his three-year-old interactive music distribution firm owns the licences to

Published on: July 20th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Woman appeals ‘monstrous’ $1.92 million fine in copyright case

The woman ordered to pay $1.92 million in fines for illegally distributing 24 copyrighted songs said she will appeal, and called the June 18 jury verdict "excessive, shocking and monstrous." In a 13-page

Published on: July 10th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Woman fined $1.92 million for sharing music files over Kazaa

A woman who won a retrial after a $220,000 verdict against her for sharing music files has now been ordered to pay $1.92 million by a jury in Minnesota. In 2007, when she

Published on: June 22nd, 2009 Nancy Gohring and Jaikumar Vijayan

9 nifty ways to get awesome laptop audio

Whether your laptop is a state-of-the-art screamer that cost you thousands of dollars or a budget model that cost just a few hundred, chances are its speakers make it sound about as good

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Brian Nadel

“Secret negotiations” could lead to your laptop being seized for file sharing

You're returning to the U.S. from a quick trip to Canada. A customs official says he wants to examine your laptop. You boot it for him and he finds (gasp!) a bootlegged copy

Published on: May 19th, 2009 Bill Snyder

Canadian rock singer Usher-ing new online community for musicians

With a newly-arrived baby bringing a second booster seat to the kitchen table, Canadian musician David Usher is finding it tough to keep up with his numerous social network accounts – Twitter, Facebook,

Published on: April 9th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Blogger who streamed Guns N’ Roses tracks may be jailed

A man who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally uploading and streaming nine pre-release Guns N' Roses tracks from his Web site last June could face up to six months in

Published on: March 19th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

MySpace takes on iTunes – launches free “on-demand” music streaming site

Social network MySpace lobbed a shot across the bow of Apple iTunes last night with the launch of MySpace Music, a new site that offers free on-demand music streaming along with MP3 downloads

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Heather Havenstein

ClickFree enables hassle-free auto data backups

While you know the importance of backing up data, if you're like the majority of PC users, you probably find backup procedures time consuming and complicated.A product that could simplify and speed up

Published on: September 26th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

How to transform your home computer into a media centre

Your PC already plays music, and your hard drive holds every digital photo you've ever taken. And you probably watch hours of video on Hulu, Veoh, or YouTube.Wouldn't it be nice if you

Published on: August 11th, 2008 Rick Broida