Ultimate-Guitar Were Not So F-cked After All

date: 12/24/2010 category: features
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We're only ten years into the 21st century and already the music industry has been exposed to countless considerable changes (alliteration, anyone?). With a drastic increase in file sharing and with more harsh laws being imposed than ever before, many companies have either become severely crippled or have completely shut down. But not all music companies crashed and burned to the ground as some like Napster, Spiralfrog, and LimeWire have. A few have not only survived the changes, but continue to thrive. We here at Ultimate-Guitar are pleased to announce that we have been considered one of those successful entities, being named one of the not-so-f*cked groups on a list created by Digital Music News. The list, which can be found below, recognizes the top 100 companies that weren't completely screwed over by all the changes in the music industry. Ultimate-Guitar, at #98, shared the list with Apple, Spotify, Pandora, and many other groups that could very well be the face of the future. I guess it's nice to know that the face of future isn't f*cked, huh? UG users will be proud to know that according to Digital Music News we are #98 on the list of least f*cked companies. We here at UG have been really trying not to f*ck up, says UG's zappp, We have seen a steady decrease in acts of ineptness by our employees in the last year, and we hope to become even less f*cked next year. So, UG, you can all sleep easy tonight knowing that Ultimate-Guitar isn't as f*cked up as you may have thought it was (although to be fair, these guys probably haven't visited The Pit). And if we keep it up, who knows in the future we may not even be f*cked at all! 01. Apple 02. Apple Corps. 03. Spotify 04. Pandora 05. BMG Rights Management 06. Frontline Management Group 07. Universal Music Group 08. Google Music 09. YouTube 10. Facebook 11. Kanye West 12. EMI Music Publishing 13. BigChampagne 14. Sirius XM Radio 15. Topspin 16. Clear Channel Radio 17. Android 18. MTV Networks 19. Twitter 20. ReverbNation 21. Anonymous 22. Berklee College of Music 23. Rightsflow 24. CD Baby 25. Music Reports, Inc. 26. Smule 27. Sonicbids 28. Pitchfork 29. The Hype Machine 30. Fuse 31. Vevo 32. CBS Radio 33. Disney Music Group 34. Avid Technology (Pro Tools) 35. Rovi 36. TuneCore 37. Amoeba Music 38. The Agency Group 39. Antares Audio Technologies (maker of Autotune) 40. Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) 41. Creative Commons 42. Trent Reznor 43. Sonos 44. David Shapiro Lewit & Hayes 45. The Copyleft 46. SXSW 47. Merlin 48. Domino Records 49. Goldenvoice/AEG Live 50. Coachella 51. The Michael Jackson Estate 52. Bonnaroo 53. Arcade Fire 54. TDC's Play (Denmark) 55. Festival Republic (Reading & Leeds Festivals) 56. The Metropolitan Opera 57. Howard Stern 58. Amazon MP3 59. Metric 60. KCRW 61. Big Machine Records 62. Sony/ATV Music Publishing 63. Electronic Frontier Foundation 64. UStream 65. Ford (see #4) 66. Concord Music Group 67. Naxos 68. Taylor Swift 69. INgrooves (see #7) 70. Music Hack Day 71. The PROs: ASCAP, BMI, SESAC 72. [Insert Torrent Tracker Here] 73. Rapidshare 74. Radiohead 75. iBiquity 76. Snoop Dogg 77. Touchtunes 78. Chop Shop Music Supervision 79. Bob Lefsetz 80. Soundcloud 81. New Orleans 82. Weezer 83. Gathering of the Juggalos 84. ISPs 85. Gibson Guitar 86. Musician's Friend 87. NPR Music 88. Getty Images (Pump Audio) 89. Outside Lands 90. Gene Simmons 91. Glee 92. AT&T 93. Music Choice 94. ClickandBuy 95. Gracenote 96. RoyaltyShare 97. Music Mastermind

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