From Rolling Stone, an article on the death of high fidelity: In the age of MP3s, sound quality is worse than ever. Ripped to shreds: In the dying days of the music business as we once knew it, record labels are waging war on leaks—only to discover that many of the saboteurs come from within the industry itself. It's official: From the mighty executive to the humble songwriter to the savviest analyst, nobody has a clue what's going on in the music industry. Stop the music: Before the derogatory term elevator music was slapped onto it, there was a radio station format known as "Beautiful Music". From New Statesman, a review of Music at the Limits by Edward Said. More and more on The Rest Is Noise by Alex Ross.