Although the four-piece band from Chicago have an excellent catalog of songs spanning their three studio albums, they are perhaps best known for their quirky and often elaborate music videos, which have helped them to become an internet sensation.
According to many music industry insiders and commentators, three major future business models are emerging within the music industry. Drawing on a 1 March blog post by Million Media founder Neil Cartwright, Dotted Music Editor Samuel Agini discusses and elaborates on the discussion surrounding them.
So far, many artists have embraced social media as a promotional tool, while others have yet to catch up with the times. Here are a few of the artists that we think are leading the pack:
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is part of a seemingly more aggressive legislative strategy designed to combat the unauthorised infringement of IP rights on the Internet along with its (ugly) sisters the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA).