Who Are The Real Pirates?

This one’s from an indie filmaker, but there are plenty of musicians who feel the same way. (via Bob Lefsetz/Les Garland)

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Amazon Announces MP3 Download Store With EMI Catalog And 12,000 Labels

Amazon today officially announced that it will launch an MP3 only digital music store later this year with tracks from more than 12,000 record labels including EMI’s entire catalog. Every. Continue reading

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eMusic Has Become Indie Cornerstone

PART 1 OF A SERIES: In the few years since being purchased along with The Orchard by Dimensional Associates, eMusic has established itself as the premier source of independent music. Continue reading

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More eMusic Turmoil As Ultra Exits & Ray Farrell Joins RoyaltyShare

UPDATED: Indie Ultra has been added to the list of labels that have left eMusic or are considering an exit over per track payout issues. Yesterday we reported exclusively that. Continue reading

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Quote Of The Week: Competing With Free

The whole competing with free thing is tricky, it works well in the water business but it’s hard everywhere else." – Jason Flom, CEO of Capitol Music Group

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Dilemma 2.0: Music Discovery May Not Mean Music Purchase

How to turn increased music discovery into increased music purchasing has just become every music marketer’s dilemma 2.0. An NPD Research study presented at NARM showed several trends that should. Continue reading

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Could Live Nation Be The Next Record Label?

Concert giant Live Nation has just completed its purchase of music merchandiser Trunk and made some key executive appointments.  The move now positions the publicly traded company as a gatekeeper. Continue reading

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Circuit City Grabs Napster As Retailers Continue Search For Digital Success

UPDATED: Circuit City + Napster is the name of a new service launching April 29th that has the retail giant marketing Napster’s 3 million track library. (press release here) This. Continue reading

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Indie Global Licensing Agency Merlin Appoints Board

Merlin, the new non-profit new media licensing agency which represents many of the world’s top independent labels and artists (White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Tom Waits, De La Soul and Cat. Continue reading

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Indies To Invade WalMart With “Hits” Series

Some top indie labels may be joining forces to produce a series of hit compilations similar to the hugely popular "Now That’s What I Call Music" line. But instead of. Continue reading

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