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10 Years of the iTunes Store, 10 Years of Songs You Recognize Because They Were in iPod Commercials

By Katie Crane on April 26, 2013

It’s the anniversary of the iTunes store, so we’re looking back at years of commercials advertising iPods and featuring songs you can buy in the store.

Engineering Immigration Reform, Virtually

By Katie Crane on March 6, 2013

Can online activists incite change on immigration policy? They think the answer is yes.

Music Industry Makes More Money For First Time Since 1999

By Katie Crane on March 4, 2013

Spotify, Rdio and iTunes, oh my! Music industry make money for the first time in over a decade.

Finally Fixing the Voting System, Hopefully

By Katie Crane on February 13, 2013

“Let’s do something about that.” In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama announced his plan for a new bipartisan commission to improve the – very broken – voting system.

No More Spotify In the House

By Katie Crane on February 5, 2013

Spotify has been banned in the U.S. House of Representatives and, perhaps surprisingly, the legislators are not indifferent to the new rule.

War on Music in Mali

By Katie Crane on January 29, 2013

Can you imagine life without music? For the citizens of northern Mali this is not a hypothetical question. Islamist militants currently in control of northern Mali have declared a war on music, banning concerts, closing venues, smashing instruments and harassing musicians.