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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Listen before you buy tops iTunes on Heart download

From Digital Media Wire: “The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA), a trade group of peer-to-peer file-sharing software distributors, said on Thursday that download sales of songs from female rock band. Continue reading

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Report: Global MP3 Player Sales Will Double in 2004 to 20 Million

FROM DIGITAL MEDIA WIRE London – Global sales of MP3 players are expected to double in 2004, to more than 20 million units, according to London-based market research firm Informa. Continue reading

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MPee3.com Launches Free Mp3 Search Engine

New service MPee3.com (yes we cringe reading the name too) takes the most basic Internet service, a search engine, and applies it to MP3 (MPEG2-Layer3 Audio) files. The result is. Continue reading

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Free iPods For Duke Univ. Freshmen

QUOTED FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “DURHAM, N.C. (AP)–Duke University will soon give its freshmen a trendy item it hopes will be a cutting-edge learning tool. The university has announced a. Continue reading

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Recording Industry’s Filesharing Blacklist

FROM THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.COM: File-sharing outfits cite music-biz ‘blacklist’ WASHINGTON — The recording industry has “blacklisted” Internet file-sharing services and is preventing other companies like RealNetworks Inc. from doing business. Continue reading

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Digital Download Auctions?

Ebay adds digital download music sales Online auction giant eBay Inc. will allow some customers to buy and sell digital music files as part of a pilot program that could. Continue reading

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FILE SHARING GROWING AS USERS MIGRATE TO NEW NETWORKS

FROM YAHOO NEWS & REUTERS Excerpts: “Internet users download twice as many films, games and music as they did a year ago, despite a big crackdown on the activity, according. Continue reading

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Two Music Related Surveys

FROM DITIGITAL MEDIA WIREo Report: U.S. Music Album Sales Up 6.9% in First Half of 2004 New York — The U.S. music industry rebounded in the first half of 2004,. Continue reading

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