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This surely marks a faint glimmer of hope for all the beaten-down and forgotten formats out there. Granted, the vinyl record has been out of fashion recently but still, a 745 percent increase in Amazon sales marks some pretty impressive growth. So, why the bump? A retro explosion? A new-found appr...

September 16th 2013 at 12:56pm 0 Comments
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For about as long as we can remember, each new CD we've purchased has made a trip to our computer for a good, old fashioned ripping, first thing out of the plastic. So the concept of offering up free MP3s with the purchase of a compact disc always felt a bit superfluous (particularly in these days...

April 3rd 2013 at 9:25am 0 Comments
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The battle for digital music -- and cloud-based music solutions -- continues. Amazon has announced Amazon AutoRip, a service that gives anyone who has purchased eligible CDs from them since 1998 a free digital copy of that CD. From Amazon's press release announcing the new service: AutoRip...

January 10th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments