Monthly Archives: September 2005
I’m up in Manchester covering In The City, the annual UK music business conference(Sat-Mon), for MusicBites.com and Netimperative.com. Tune in for the coverage…… (Please Google the headline if you don’t understand it).
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“It#039s all about the long tail.” Martin Heath (on the left) of Lizard King Records, continues: “We WERE in a hits driven business, but the business is moving out of that into niches, basically the Long Tail. We are OUTSIDE … Continue reading
Sales dive at HMV – Manchester Evening News: The company warned investors today that there were few signs of an upturn on the high street at present. At HMV stores like-for-like sales in the UK fell 11.5 per cent in … Continue reading
Reuters reports that the music industry wants China to shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problems, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic … Continue reading
In a word? Yes. “Only digital music players that will play the music you’ve purchased are the ones that include Apple’s Fairplay â€” a technology that Apple not only controls.”
Macworld compares the Walkmand the the ROKR music phones. The final analysis? “Both phones performed well. The Rokrâ€™s ITunes compatibility is a nice bonus, especially for current ITunes users. However, the W800i Walkman phone accommodates my needs a little better: … Continue reading
Red Herring reports that Warner Music Group CEO Edgar Bronfman believes selling music over cell phones is the music industryâ€™s biggest-ever opportunity.
MusicGiants Inc. has launched a new music download service today, reports Reuters, hoping their Windows Media Audio “lossless” format will appeal above the crowd. Are they kidding? It’s reached licensing deals with all the major music labels including EMI Group, … Continue reading