Music charts are increasingly short-lived

Cultural processes are increasingly short-lived, showing in addition a growing tendency toward self-organization. As a result, success is now governed by a universal law. This was discovered by the physicists Professor Claudius ...

Probing Question: Can we save today's documents for tomorrow?

Even though your grandparents’ old photo albums are yellowed and grainy, they’re still there for you and your family to enjoy. But will your grandchildren be able to say the same of the digital photo albums you’re compiling ...

Feeling Self(ie)-Conscious

The perfect poolside vacation selfie. A braggy snap of the spread at your #friendsgiving dinner. That classic gag shot of the Eiffel Tower—with the top pinched between thumb and forefinger just so.

Streaming subscription boom boosts US music sales

Song streaming on subscription services more than doubled in the United States last year, bringing solid growth to the music industry despite sagging album sales, data showed Monday.

Spotify mulls a 'paid only' option for new music releases

Music-streaming giant Spotify is toying with the idea of allowing musicians to reserve new releases for paying subscribers, although it balked at doing so for Coldplay's latest album, according to a person familiar with the ...

Coldplay to stream album on Spotify after delay

British rockers Coldplay, one of a select number of acts that have shied away from Spotify, will put their latest album on the leading streaming site after a one-week delay.

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