Category Archives: Downloads

DAP Delights for November 3

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Share this post AOL, the most boring of all ISPs, is jumping into online music, after purchasing Musicnow.com. They’ll be offering a subscription music service similar Napster, Yahoo, and others. Cost? $10 a month for unlimited subscription downloads, and $15 … Continue reading

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John Benedict, Partner, Benedicts Grant, quoted

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Share this post Any owner of copyright can license anything. What changes is whether you can control anything as a copyright, or if you try to monetise the anarchy. It#039s very easy to point fingers at the record industry, but … Continue reading

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Shannon Ferguson, Yahoo Music Europe, quotes

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Share this post Shannon Ferguson, Yahoo Music Europe said: Both ad-supported and subscription with be the model for Yahoo Music Europe. We compete more against the free music than against other music subscription services. I think there is some price … Continue reading

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Live event blogging: Does Digital Devalue Music? in London

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Share this post MusicBites is live blogging from the MusicAlly debate on “Does Digital devalue Music“. The line-up: Keynote address: Adam Singer, Group CEO, MCPS-PRS Alliance Thomas Gewecke, SVP Digital, Sony BMG Panel discussion: John Benedict, Partner, Benedicts Grant Tim … Continue reading

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Thomas Gewecke, SVP Digital, Sony BMG, key quotes

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Share this post Thomas Gewecke, SVP Digital, Sony BMG started by saying “we#039re big”. “Piracy distorts everything and takes away from the underlying value of music.” “Digital is now an integral part of our producing music. It is a fundamentally … Continue reading

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Robbie Williams manager, Tim Clark, key quotes

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Share this post Digital doesn’t devalue music. Absolutely not. But to whom does it deliver the value? There are proliferating opportunities to create black boxes – hiding revenue from artists. Digital can help to deliver transparency. As artists representatives this … Continue reading

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Adam Singer, key quotes

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Share this post Adam Singer MCPRS: “The music industry is first and foremost about harnessing ther technology. If copyright and tech grow up together then you also change the nature of copyright.” “Nature dislikes difference. Similarly in the music industry, … Continue reading

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Video from the iPod launch in London

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iTunes 6 gets a once-over

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Share this post Digital Music Weblog reviews iTunes 6: It concludes it is “functionally and cosmetically the same as iTunes 5 for the most part; the big difference, of course, is the presence of videos in the iTMS catalog. Music … Continue reading

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A question about Apple

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Share this post So, to wrap up from the Apple announcements. A new iMac G5, with nice DVD controls. iTunes with music videos (2,000 of them) to buy, and the ability to subscribe to video podcasts – plus user recommendations … Continue reading

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