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- Geek & Sci-Fi
As it stands, 2012 is projected to be the first year in which digital record sales surpass physical record sales.
We already know that <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2012/05/a-lot-of-people-are-illegally-downloading-game-of-thrones">"Game of Thrones" is the most illegally downloaded</a> show of 2012, while "Dexter" was the most illegally downloaded show of last year, but what about legal downloads.
As you <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2012/04/jack-whites-sixteen-saltines-video-is-no-bland-cracker/">may have already heard</a>, Jack White's debut solo album Blunderbuss comes out on April 24 and, to celebrate/mark the occasion, a show White is doing on April 27 at Webster Hall in New York will be live-streamed on YouTube as part of the "American Express Unstaged" series.
Is it possible for the something to be the most brilliant thing AND the most stupid thing you've ever heard of at the same time.
<a href="http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/legal-and-management/the-temptations-join-chorus-of-lawsuits-1006481152.story">Billboard:</a> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-temptations">The Temptations</a>, the pioneering male vocal group from the 1960s, is suing Universal Music in federal court in California, seeking millions of dollars after allegedly being cheated out of revenue from digital downloads and ringtones.
<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/63640998_a9090d725f.jpg"></a>The Copyright Act of 1976 is a fairly obscure law to most people, but it's about to become very, very important to everyone involved.
We've explained previously <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2011/10/pop-didnt-eat-itself-why-piracy-didnt-destroy-the-music-industry/">how iTunes and its refusal to sell albums</a> is the driving factor in the music industry's plunging revenues (oh noes, ONLY $6.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/steve-jobs">Steve Jobs’</a> contribution to the world of computers and technology has always been very well documented.
<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/steve_jobs_evil_genius_ars.jpg"></a>It's a jolting figure: the US music industry is making less than half of what it made at its 1999 peak of $14.
Nadine Velazquez Leona Lewis Settles 'Collide' Rights Dispute with Producer Avicii <a href="http://www.billboard.com/news/leona-lewis-settles-collide-rights-dispute-1005317882.story">[Billboard]</a> The Best and Worst of WWE Summerslam 2011 <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/08/the-best-and-worst-of-wwe-summerslam-2011">[With Leather]</a> High Minded: A Tasting Tour of the Munchies <a href="http://www.good.is/post/high-minded-a-tasting-tour-of-the-munchies">[Good]</a> Diddy Buys Cassie Breast Implants.
The earlier reports are in and they point towards a first-week win for Jay and Kanye's Watch The Throne.
It's official: Kanye & Jay defeated <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/08/did-kanye-and-jay-z-defeat-the-watch-the-throne-album-leak">the pre-release album leak</a>.
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s announcement that Watch The Throne would be to be distributed digitally first then physical copies sold exclusively by Best Buy was met by <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/07/independent-record-stores-not-happy-with-jay-z-kanyes-throne-business-venture">an overwhelmingly negative response</a>, and for good reason.
Seeing that you can already pick up <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2011/05/here-is-a-new-orleans-bounce-artist-named-mr-ghetto-rapping-about-walmart/">a big booty</a> and <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2011/07/you-will-soon-be-able-to-buy-cheesy-poofs/">some Cheesy Poofs</a> there, I suppose it makes total sense that Walmart is going to start competing with Netflix and iTunes and your on-demand movie cable provider by selling streaming movies on its website.
For what seems like an eternity, friends of mine living in Europe having been taunting me with <a href="http://www.spotify.com/us/hello-america/">Spotify</a>.
Like a thief in the night, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/lil-b">Lil B</a> released his I'm Gay album to iTunes with limited promo or fanfare.
<a href="http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories/052511itunes"> <a href="http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories/052511itunes">[DGN]</a> "Data wonks have been hinting at this sort of statistic for years.
For the first time in 20 years, Microsoft reported a smaller profit than Apple last quarter.
<a href="http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/04/amazon-declares-war-drops-hit-mp3s-to-69-cents-.html"> <a href="http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/04/amazon-declares-war-drops-hit-mp3s-to-69-cents-.html">Hypebot:</a> "In recent days, the price of most track downloads in Amazon's Top 100 Singles have dropped to $.