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Warner Music Group Corp.

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    August 9, 2013

    How a Prince Cover Sent Me to YouTube's Copyright-Infringement Cartoon

    Thursday morning I logged onto YouTube and found that my account had been frozen for copyright infringement. It's happened before, but this time I was instructed to watch a five-minute cartoon from the folks behind Happy Tree Friends about being a dirty, content-stealing pirate as well as take a qui ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Rockabilly Filly Rosie Flores Slings a Working Girl's Guitar

    Rosie Flores, known these days affectionately by many as the Rockabilly Filly, has had several careers: Punk rocker, cowpunk alt-country badass, potential country star, rock and roller, and rockabilly queen. Born in San Antonio, she spent her teen years in San Diego before striking out to find a car ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Last Night: Mutemath at House of Blues

    Let's get something straight right off the bat: Mutemath is not a Christian band. Sure, the band members are all lifelong Christians, but the New Orleans-based act sued their label, Warner Music Group, in 2006 for breach of contract and negligent representation when their debut EP Reset was releas ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    12 Music Business Predictions for 2012

    Photo by Robert Bejil​Where were we? Oh yeah, crystal ball and prophesies. You ready for this? OK. What follows is a list of events we expect to befall the music industry in 2012. Yes, these are etched in stone and should be regarded as gospel. Full prophetic titillation ahead.

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    December 9, 2011

    A Roundup of the 2011 Music Industry Based Strictly on Band Names

    XL/Columbia​Theologians love saying things like "Man is created superior to animals" and "Animals can't be equal with humans." And then we go scouring philosophy books to see if animals have immortal spirits and if this means we'll someday meet our pets in heaven. That's a bunch of horse dung. ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    Rap Boom Reload

    In 2005, rappers put Houston on the map. Then the spotlight moved on. Some musicians are working hard to turn it back this way.

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    October 26, 2011

    What Google Music Means To The Music Industry

    techonzo.com​Google is finally launching its own music service. Google Music is a full-scale music service/store designed to compete with Amazon and Apple. Android boss Andy Rubin says they're very close to launch. About a dozen independent labels are have already joined forces with Google and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    The Top 25 Comedy Rap Songs Of All Time: Nos. 15-11

    ​The countdown continues (Click here for Nos. 25-21, and here for 20-16). So far we've seen everything from Star Wars raps to Irish street beats to towering mainstream figures like Eddie Murphy, MC Hammer, and Afroman. Today's playlist should be triumph for the nerdcore crowd, and features som ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    Half a Paycheck

    Dave Alvin is an inveterate troubadour and staunch advocate for Houston's blues history.

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    January 7, 2011

    Top Six Artist Vs. Record Label Feuds

    ​Pink Floyd has finally settled its lengthy dispute with their longtime record label EMI. The band, which signed to the label over 40 years ago, first took EMI to court last spring in an effort to clarify their existing contract. Floyd sought to prevent EMI from "unbundling" their albums by se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Ally ASL Keeps Fighting Corporate Ignorance

    Courtesy of Allyson Townshend​One of the most delightful acquaintances Rocks Off has made this year is Allyson Townsend also known as Ally ASL. A Baylor graduate of now teaching deaf children in Dallas, Townsend carved quite a bit of fame for herself after she began her quest to translate mode ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    YouTube Reinstates Ally ASL's Account

    ​Allyson Townsend, better known to her fans as Ally ASL, made headlines earlier this month when YouTube shut down her account after Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group complained that her videos, which featured Ally translating pop songs by Kesha, Owl City and others into American Sig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs from the Year We Were Born That We Still Listen To

    Yes, we are older than MTV. Shut up.‚ÄčThe thing that struck She Said most when researching this list of songs that came out the year we were born (May 1980) was just how much of this music we regularly listen to now. 1980 marked the end of disco, the middle of New Wave and punk, and a damn good tim ... More >>

  • Music

    June 18, 2009

    Byte This

    Consumers try hawking "old" digital music files through new Web sites.

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    April 30, 2009
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    March 26, 2009

    When Publicists Attack: The "Dirty Tourney"

    Admittedly, here at the Press we receive all kinds of stupid shit, especially from publicists. But seldom have we gotten a press release with less social merit and higher scuzz factor than this one from WMG (Warner Music Group), entitled "Screw The NCAA's...Welcome To the DIRTY TOURNEY!" I know rec ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Bill Bentley Goes Online with Sonic Boomers

    Native Houstonian creates Web site for boomer music fans

  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Paradise Found

    Two years ago, the Velvet Teen took the road less traveled, and that has made all the difference

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Baring Fangs

    Heavily hyped L.A. punks the Distillers jump to the majors with a highly guarded new album

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    MPFree.com

    New way to hear music is music to consumers' ears

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    August 13, 1998
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    April 9, 1998
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    February 19, 1998

    Smells Like Holy Spirit

    At some of Houston's biggest churches, twentysomethings' faith is built on solid rock. And roll.

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    Heaven Sent?

    Caedmon's Call strives to be heard above the Christian rock din

  • Music

    May 1, 1997

    She's the Boss

    Houston-bred Sara Hickman has never been keen on constraints

  • Music

    October 10, 1996
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    August 24, 1995

    Bittersweet Pill

    Alanis Morissette has jumped from kiddie crushes to adult angst

  • Music

    July 13, 1995

    Big Band Boon

    A dispute with their former label moves Chicago toward the past

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