New Dutch Download Site Gets 500,000 Hits In First 24 Hours

Accosciated Press reports: “Hoping to keep up with Apple’s iTunes digital music downloading service in Europe, a Dutch record company has launched a Web site offering 250,000 tracks from five. Continue reading

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Colleges Punishing Downloader

From Music Biz.com “it’s now being reported that almost all Kentucky colleges are yanking Internet access from copyright violators. Repeated violations can invoke a permanent ban. Morehead State, for instance,. Continue reading

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Rio Introduces iPod Mini Challenger

Rio introduces iPod Mini challenger with 25% more storage and 30-40% longer battery life. FROM THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: “In the world of portable music players, the spotlight has lately been. Continue reading

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Is Real’s Hack Of iTunes Legal?

Hypebot applauds Real Network’s new software which finally makes downloads purchased @ iTunes playable on devices other than the iPod. Allowing consumers to move the music that they have purchased. Continue reading

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Apple Responds To Real’s Harmony Software

Apple today released the following statement: We are stunned that RealNetworks has adopted the tactics and ethics of a hacker to break into the iPod, and we are investigating the. Continue reading

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Emusic Slams Real Harmony Launch Claims

FROM EMUSIC PRESS RELEASE: Since Their Introduction in 2001, iPods Have been Playing MP3s; eMusic Sets the Record Straight In a news release issued yesterday announcing the launch of its. Continue reading

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Rhapsody Rival ?

From Digital Media Wire: Music jukebox software maker Musicmatch has announced the release of its latest upgrade, Musicmatch 9.0, which for the first time integrates unlimited access to the company’s. Continue reading

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RealNetworks Enables Consumers To Buy Digital Music That Plays On All Devices

FROM THE “IT’S ABOUT TIME SOMEBODY DID THIS” DEPARTMENT: RealNetworks today announced Harmony Technology, the world’s first digital rights management translation system to enable consumers to securely transfer purchased music. Continue reading

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The Orchard Extneds Digital Distribution Reach

Independent music distributor The Orchard announced on Friday that it has signed a distribution deal with U.K.-based independent record label Fierce Panda Records. Under the terms, New York-based The Orchard. Continue reading

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Induce Act P2P Hearings

From Digital Maedia Wire – Wired News on Friday provided coverage of Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the “Induce Act,” a controversial bill that could outlaw peer-to-peer networks and. Continue reading

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