TuneCore thrives by charging performers a flat fee to get their music into online stores such as iTunes rather than the traditional percentage that record labels take.The music industry may be bellyaching about how tough times are as revenue continues to sink like a rock for traditional music companies, but don't tell that to Jeff Price.
With thousands of artists descending on Austin for SXSW, there are incredible acts on practically every street corner — but we'll be structuring our schedules around these new favorites. Read on for verbal and visual introductions from the artists themselves, and check back in the next few days to find out more about the influences behind their very diverse sounds.
The industry’s record on acquisitions is appalling, and Rio is not alone in destroying shareholder value
LONDON — Rio Tinto sacked chief executive Tom Albanese on Thursday and revealed a US$14 billion writedown in connection with his two most significant acquisitions, the Alcan aluminium group and Mozambican coal.
The story of an "incredible letter" from Maurice Taylor, CEO of Titan, to Arnaud Montebourg, Minister of Industrial Renewal of France starts with a question Taylor asked Montebourg: "How Stupid Do You Think We Are?"
In his letter, Taylor blasted French workers, French unions, and he also threw in a side insult directed at the USA. A day later, Montebourg, responded with his own set of insults directed at Titan, but the response was in French.
Kapitall submits:This is a list of six stocks that are deeply in the red for the last quarter (below -20% return). On the positive side of things, all these companies have conservative accounting practices, according to the ratings developed by Audit Integrity.Audit Integrity was founded in 2002 to develop risk management tools based on a statistical analysis of corporate integrity.