Jim Carroll

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The reading list

Some day, all record executives will be like Rick Rubin. A Mercury Music Prize judge tells all. Just a pity Jude Rogers forgot one vital detail: the panel do not get to select their shortlist from ALL albums released, but …

Thu, Sep 6, 2007, 11:05

   

Some day, all record executives will be like Rick Rubin.

A Mercury Music Prize judge tells all. Just a pity Jude Rogers forgot one vital detail: the panel do not get to select their shortlist from ALL albums released, but rather just those albums submitted by labels who can afford the application fee.

That dude Diplo has a new mix-tape for y’all to download and he goes through it track by track with Pitchfork.

The story behind the Ethiopiques series, one of the finest world music projects of recent years.

Business Week runs the rule over ticket brokering giant Ticketmaster’s revenue model.

Researchers think they can put manners on file-sharers. Maybe when they’re finished, they could do the same for blog readers. Hah!

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