We’d Like to Apologize to Anyone We May Have Offended Over the Years…

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At Digital Music News, we often receive detailed suggestions on where to stuff things.  Perhaps we should apologize to a few people and organizations we may have accidentally offended over the years.

AdRev
Anonymous
The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
The Association of American Music (AIM)
Amanda Palmer
Amazon
American Music Awards (AMAs)
Amie Street
Anything Streaming-Related
Apple
Apple Corps
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs
Current Apple CEO Tim Cook
Woman-assaulting Apple executive Dr. Dre
Rapper Alex Trabek
Ariel Hyatt
ASCAP
Audiam
Audiogalaxy
Austin, TX
Irving Azoff
BPI
BREIN
BandPage
The Beatles
Beats by Dr. Dre
Beats Music
Beatport
Berklee College of Music
Best Buy
Beyoncé
Beyond Oblivion
Justin Bieber
Big Machine Records
BigChampagne
Billboard
Former Billboard editor Bill Werde
Blackberry
BMI
Bon Iver
Boxee
Garth Brooks
Bruno Mars
BurnLounge
Canada
Capitol Records
Cary Sherman
Cassette Tapes
CD Baby
Chris Anderson
Chris Brown
Christian Bands
Citigroup
Clear Channel Communications
CMJ
Cricket Wireless
Coachella
Coca-Cola
Copyright Law
Dancing With the Stars
David Lowery
Def Jam
Disney
The DMCA
Donda, the ‘uber-startup’ conceptualized by Kanye West.
Doug Morris
Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
eDonkey
Electric Daisy Carnival
EMI Music
eMusic
Entourage music supervisor Scott Vener
Escape Media
Facebook
Fans First Coalition
FBI
Flattr
Arthur Fogel
Fox News
Foxconn
Future of Music Coalition
GEMA
Gene Simmons
George Michael
Gibson Guitar
The Global Repertoire Database
Goldman Sachs
Google
Google Play Music All Access
The Grammys
Grooveshark
Grooveshark CEO Sam Tarantino
Grooveshark lawyer John Rosenberg
Grooveshark lawyer Ed McPherson
Grooveshark law firm Rosenberg & Giger
Grooveshark law firm McPherson Rane
Grooveshark Vice President Benjamin Westermann-Clark
Grooveshark Senior Vice President Paul Geller
Grooveshark Vice President John Ashenden
Grooveshark Software Engineer Chanel Munezero
Grooveshark Quality Assurance Specialist Nikola Arabadjiev
Grooveshark cofounder and CTO Josh Greenberg

(More information on how we may have offended Grooveshark and their lawyers here.)

The Los Angeles Superior Court
HADOPI
The Harry Fox Agency
Helio
Guy Hands
Don Henley
Hilary Rosen
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hip Digital
HMV
The Hollywood Bowl
Hypebot
Ian Rogers
India.Arie
The iTunes Store
IFPI
Imeem
iMesh
INgrooves
INgrooves Fontana
INgrooves CEO Robb McDaniels
Interscope
IODA
James ‘Jimmy Henchman’ Rosemond
Jay-Z+Kanye West
Jeff Price
Joe Jonas
KaZaA
Kenny Rogers
Kim Dotcom
Lady Gaga
Last.fm
Lazy Artists
Len Blavatnik
Liquid Audio
LittleBits
Live Nation
Live Nation Labs
Los Angeles Times
Lucian Grainge
Lyor Cohen
Ted Cohen
LAPD
LAPD Deputy Andrew Francis Wood
Lyricfind
Macklemore
Madonna
Madonna’s brother, Anthony Ciccone (he lives under a bridge)
Lauren Mayberry
McDonald’s
MediaNet
MegaUpload
Mel Gibson
Mercedes-Benz
Merlin
Merlin CEO Charles Caldas
Metallica
Michael Jackson
Michael Robertson
MIDEM
Milk, Samsung’s new streaming service
Mitch Bainwol
Music Managers
Morrissey
Harvest/Capitol Records
MOG
mp3.com
Music Ally
Musicmetric
Muve Music
MySpace
Napster I
Napster II
NARM
Netflix
New Music Seminar
The New York Post
The New York Times
New Zealand
Next Big Sound
Nickelback
The NFL
Nuclear Blast
OK Go
OneSheet
The Orchard
Overpeer
Pandora
Pandora founder Tim Westergren
Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews
Pandora Head of Product Tom Conrad
Pandora CMO Simon Fleming-Wood
Pandora CFO Mike Herring
Sean Parker
The Pirate Bay
Paul McCartney
Placido Domingo
PlaysforSure
PONO
Pressplay
Prince
Qtrax
Tim Quirk
R. Kelly
Rap Genius
RapidShare
Michael Rapino
Rdio
Record Store Day
The Recording Academy
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
ReDigi
ReverbNation
Rhapsody
RIAA
Roadrunner Records
Robin Thicke
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Rolling Stone
Rolling.fm
RootMusic
Ruckus
Rumblefish
SanFran MusicTech Summit
SDMI
SDMI II
SeaWorld
Seeqpod
Selena Gomez
SESAC
SFX Entertainment
Siri
Sirius XM Radio
SMH Records
Snocap
Soundcloud
Soundhound
Songkick
Songza
Sonos
Sony Music Entertainment
Sony BMG
Soundcloud
SoundExchange
Soundscan
Spiralfrog
Spotify
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek
Spotify chief content officer Ken Parks
Spotify ‘artist-in-residence’ D.A. Wallach
Spotify investors Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs.
StubHub
SXSW
Target
Ted Cohen
Deborah Sass
Teenagers
T-Shirts
The City of San Francisco
The City of Santa Monica
The Continent of Europe
French People
The Echo Nest
The Who
Ticketmaster
TicketsNow
Tommy Silverman
Topspin
Tower Records
The Tupac Musical
Tunecore
TuneSat
Turntable.fm
Twitter
Twitter Music
Ultra Music Festival
Ultra Records
Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group head of digital Rob Wells
Unpaid Interns
US Airways
The US Military
VEVO
Vivendi
Walden Venture Capital
Wal-mart
Warner Music Group
We Are Hunted
Whitney Houston
White Males
will.i.am
Wyclef Jean
Yahoo Music
Neil Young
YouTube
YouTube MusicKey
Yves Villeneuve
Brian Zisk

32 Responses

  1. Sequenz_

    You should include the link to each article where such people/companies might have been offended. =)

    Reply
  2. anontech

    Ted Cohen gets a double-apology. You guys must’ve really ruffled his feathers.

    Reply
  3. Jughead

    …and this is something for which you are proud?

    Nobody likes Keith Olberman either.

    Reply
  4. TonsoTunez

    You’ve been so wrong for so long.

    If you would just learn to spin out the spin you wouldn’t have to bow and scrape.

    Reply
  5. TuneHunter

    My personal apology for all of my own offenses!

    No apology to Google for being the most destructive MONK of music industry!
    Why they have no interest in $50B of music sales in place of $2.5B in ads around free music?

    Is it the Labor Day triggering your apologetic mood?

    Reply
  6. Anonymous

    i wish i would have said more shit that i didn’t…

    stakes are to high to be apologizing, i’ll find other ways of diplomacy!

    Get at me Google et all boys > 😉

    Reply
  7. Truth-monger

    Jeff Price?? Really? That’s the only one I was certain would NOT be on this list. Don’t you work for him?

    Reply
  8. Anonymous

    Hm, that’s right, you never offended Rick Falkvinge who founded the international Pirate Parties.

    On the contrary, you’ve used him as a guest writer — and you even defended Mr. Falkvinge’s indefensible headline: Three Reasons Child Porn Must Be Re-Legalized In The Coming Decade

    This is what you said:

    I’ve read the Falkvinge piece on this topic, and while controversial I don’t think that is his point. He is rather extreme in his view that all information (in any form of media) should be legal, though he points to issues with broader laws in the area and inconsistencies with rules around other crimes like murder.

    Edge is good — but this?

    Reply
  9. Anonymous

    Digital Music News, you have proven that your douchery truly has no limits. Congrats.

    Reply
    • Mean Cheerleader

      … And that Paul must have been that kid in high school that no one liked 🙁

      Someone’s got issues!

      Reply
      • Anonymous

        “Paul must have been that kid in high school that no one liked”

        Or the opposite…

        At any rate, I like writers that don’t try to please me — especially when there’s room for discussion — so what’s not to like here? 🙂

        (I’m not the Anonymous you’re talking to, btw. I’m the one in the comment above him, bitching about Mr. Falkvinge…)

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    • Anonymous

      It’s actually on the list, but I have no idea why…

      It’s a criminal organization, it’s launched and operated by convicted criminals, and it’s hurting every single music fan in the world — including most DMN readers — yet, I’ve never seen DMN say anything even remotely offensive about it.

      Reply
      • PiratesWinLOL

        TPB is operated by convicted criminals? Well, who are the criminals that is current operating TPB and what are they convicted of?

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        • Anonymous

          One of the convicted criminals who founded the site still seems to be involved, and all current operators are criminals as well.

          Are you one of them, pirate?

          Reply
  10. Streaming

    How about an article about how MUSIC STREAMING REVENUE IN THE USA WILL BE $2 BILLION in 2014?

    2012 Streaming Revenue: $1.0328 billion USD (up 59%) source RIAA
    2013 Streaming Revenue: $1.439 billion USD (up 39.3%) source RIAA
    2014 Streaming Revenue projection: $2 billion

    Reply
    • PiratesWinLOL

      When it first start to happend, it can happend very fast. Just look at the recent figures from my country Denmark, which released 4 days ago:

      http://ifpi.dk/?q=content/digital-dominans-i-musikbranchen-0

      The article is in Danish, but the image there should be understandable to anyone. Last year streaming was 45 percent, now it is 63 percent. Physical sales are down from 26 to 18 and download sales from 29 to 19. Two years ago, streaming was a only 24 percent, so this is how fast it can go, when things start moving.

      Reply
      • Anon, take 1

        And physical sales will continue to decline rapidly… Unless an independent label is “distributed” by one the big players, no one will even touch Scandinavia for distribution of physical product – it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy unfortunately.

        The article? I like the SEO comment – I have no problem with that. Either way, the article is harmless.

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      • Anonymous

        Um, this happens to be a site for music lovers, and music lovers suffer from streaming no matter if they are artists, writers, fans or producers.

        If you like pro-streaming fiction, you have to visit one of the Tech sites. Streaming is absolutely awesome for guys like Mr. Ek.

        Reply
    • Anonymous

      “Nice SEO work”

      Haha, yeah that’s for sure. It’s actually not a bad idea… 🙂

      Reply
  11. Ffgg

    Who cares.
    In the end you guys are not helping music,
    You just trying kill rap music which is a standard.
    Kurt cobain was an idiot.
    Who stood for what? Freedom.
    Bury all that none sense.

    Reply

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