Industry Chat: A2IM President Rich Bengloff on the State of Indie

December 2, 2017

Paste recently asked “Is Indie Dead?” with the answer being that it’s so alive that the term lacks meaning. Yet on the business side of the music business, the concept of independence still has currency—and perhaps more meaning than ever. So to unpack how independents are navigating the constantly reinvented…

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8 Best Free Music Apps for the iPhone

December 2, 2017

Sure, the best thing about the iPhone is that it’s an 8- or 16-gig iPod Touch. But when Apple rolled out the 3G and opened up its platform to outside developers, iPhone users started getting more and more benefits each day, especially with last week’s release from SimplifyMedia. Here are…

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Did Best Buy Leak Google Home Max’s Release Date?

Did Best Buy Leak Google Home Max’s Release Date?

December 1, 2017

The Google Home Max is Google’s high-end Google Home smart speaker that’s scheduled to arrive this month. Google hasn’t announced a release date for the Home Max yet, but it looks like it may arrive on Dec. 11. The potential Google Home Max release date is listed on Best Buy’s…

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Pandora: A Few Reasons to Sing

December 1, 2017

Illustration: Getty Images It’s been a rough year for Pandora Charms Clearance investors, but one analyst sees better days ahead. BMO Capital Markets analyst Daniel Salmon upgraded Pandora Charms Clearance shares to Outperform on Thursday, writing that while Pandora Charms Clearance “may lack near-term catalysts,” some big picture trends and…

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Morning Movers: Cisco, Wal-Mart Boost Stocks; Best Buy Bumbles

December 1, 2017

Stocks look poised to bounce back after their two-day losing streak. Illustration: Getty Images S&P 500 futures  and the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures  have gained 0.3%. Nasdaq Composite futures are up 0.4%. L Brands (LB) dropped 4.4% after its earnings matched analysts estimates but same-store sales fell. Best Buy (BBY) is…

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Pumping the Brakes on Roku’s Big Rally

December 1, 2017

Illustration: Roku Roku’s stock price has nearly doubled since the start of the month, and one analyst thinks the rally has gone too far. Oppenheimer’s Jason Helfstein downgraded Roku shares to Underperform on Tuesday, noting that the stock looks pricey after its huge rally. His price target of $28 is…

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