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Welcome to coverage of Changing Media Summit, London

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Share this post The Guardian has had some foresight in putting the Changing Media event together. Let's hope it lives up to its ambitions…

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iTunes “only” on 54 per cent

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Share this post According to The Register an Xtn Data study suggests that iTunes, at 54%, has the biggest digital music market share in the UK, while Napster has 10%, Wippit 8%, MyCokeMusic 6%, MSN 5%, Virgin Digital 3%, Tesco … Continue reading

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DRM CDs are turning music away say retailers

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Share this post Really? You don#039t say. Copy-protected CDs are turning music fans off record buying say retailers in the US. Thus retailers themselves are starting to consider throwing out DRM#039d CDs. Great news for fans – bad news for … Continue reading

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Fresh crackdown on illegal music filesharers – here we go again

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Share this post Guess what? 50 individuals and companies who illegally uploaded music tracks from the web will be hit with legal action. For more news see: Fresh crackdown on illegal music filesharers – Ireland Online: addict3d.orgFresh crackdown on illegal … Continue reading

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Sony using hacker techniques

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Share this post [InformationWeek]: Sony’s DRM system uses techniques normally employed by hackers and “can crash Windows.” Sony BMG Music Entertainment installed a “rootkit” in the copy-protection software distributed along with one of its music titles which exposes those systems … 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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Does buying from iTunes mean you’re committed to Apple for life?

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Share this post In a word? Yes. “Only digital music players that will play the music you’ve purchased are the ones that include Apple’s Fairplay — a technology that Apple not only controls.”

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