• Probe may delay change in digital-music prices

    For a while the complaint we kept hearing was that illegal downloads were killing the labels. Then along came Apple's iTunes Music Store to save the day. With millions of downloads, all paid for, the complaining ceased. But it recently

  • Firefox P2P extension

    There has been some discussion on this blog about digital downloads, both legal and otherwise. So I thought I'd link to this story on cnet.com. Apparently a number of third party companies are developing peer-2-peer plugins for the popular

  • Serious threat to bluegrass? A rebuttal

    The following is a contribution from Kip Martin, a semi-regular guest contributor to Bluegrass Today. The views expressed are his, and are not necessarily those of the authors of Bluegrass Today. Commenting is enabled for all ViewPoint posts, so please

  • Serious threat to bluegrass?

    The following is an unsolicited contribution from Ted Lehmann, a regular reader of Bluegrass Today. The views expressed are his, and are not necessarily those of the authors of Bluegrass Today. Commenting is enabled for all ViewPoint posts, so please

  • A Theoretical Study of Bluegrass

    Jambase has an article up titled Bluegrass: A Theoretical Study. Here's the first few sentences. Bluegrass is engaged in a stylistic civil war. On one side, steadfast traditionalists continue to make music the time-tested way: acoustic instruments with minimal amplification,

  • A statement from Sammy Shelor

    The following is a statement from Sammy Shelor, in which he comments on and responds to the many rumors that have been circulating about him and the future of Lonesome River Band. We have enabled commenting on this post

  • Legal music downloads and bluegrass

    The bluegrass music industry seems to find itself consistently behind the curve on technology, but more and more bluegrass artists are finding ways to make their music available for legal download. We've posted about artists that have downloads available here,

  • Digital technology and bluegrass

    This is the first in a series of Viewpoint articles I'm working on concerning digital technology and bluegrass. It is intended to be an introduction to the topics I want to discuss and to give you the opportunity to suggest

  • Conflict of interest?

    The question of conflict of interest has arisen with regard to the the fact the authors of Bluegrass Today also operate businesses that market products and services to the bluegrass community. Please be assured that we will always pass along