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Reaction on MySpace MP3 move

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Share this postReaction is coming in on the Myspace decision to sell non-DRM MP3s from unsigned bands registered on the site. The Register: “We reckon it’s the record companies that should be more woried about MySpace than Apple at the … Continue reading

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MySpace to sell music from nearly 3 million bands

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Share this postMySpace is to sell songs from nearly 3 million unsigned bands, reports Reuters. Thats’non-DRM’d MP3s, by the way. The bands will be able to set the price for each track, with MySpace and tech partner Snocap taking a … Continue reading

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SpiralFrog – crazy frog?

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Share this postSpiral Frog will make us watch adverts before downloading the music track to one PC and two portable devices, while remembering to log in at least once a month, in order to retain access to the music we've … Continue reading

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Podcast: Digital music – how the fans and the bands are revolutionising the music business

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Share this post The mbites.com podcast this week looked at how digital music is impacting both on music fans and the artists themselves. The guests (pictured) were Laura Lee Davies, former editor of Time Out magazine in London and a … Continue reading

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D&M not X&Y

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Share this post Coldplay#039s X&Y album has problems with DRM. In that is has a LOT of DRM. Mac User has the story.

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MusicBites Podcast: Industry Roundtable – The Year in Digital Music

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Share this post MusicBites put together a panel of experts for its end of year review of the digital music business, the recording of which can be downloaded here (Note: 49MB file). It took place at one of London’s best … Continue reading

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15% file share – 5% pay to download. Uh oh.

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Share this post Some interesting new research from Jupiter: Jupiter thinks the European music industry is facing “a demographic time bomb”. In its report “European Music Consumer Survey, 2005” it says that European consumers who download music from illegal file … Continue reading

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Public Enemy distributes music via mobile

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Share this post Public Enemy’s New Wireless Order: Public Enemy (which pioneered using MP3s) is getting into wireless. On Nov. 28 the group will make the music from its new album, New Whirl Odor, available through wireless phone networks using … Continue reading

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Today Lefsetz rants about…

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Share this post Today Lefsetz rants about…how music labels had the media on their side “but, by not coming up with a reasonable alternative to P2P, or authorizing it, and SUING traders, they’ve lost all their good will.” The next … Continue reading

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