Shawn Fanning’s Snocap Launches Paid P2P Clearinghouse

From The Hollywood Reporter: "…Shawn Fanning, known as a founder of Napster, publicly unveiled his legal peer-to-peer management platform called Snocap. Fanning described it as a music registry that would. Continue reading

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Universal Music Explores It’s Own Cable Channel

The New York Times reports that the Univesal Music Group "is in talks to put the channel on the Dish Network, owned by EchoStar Communications, the executives said. Universal is. Continue reading

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U2 Plays Free Unannouced Shows In NYC

Ever the smart marketers, U2 promoted their new CD release on the streets of NYC yesterday according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Irish rock star Bono brought traffic to a standstill. Continue reading

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WEED Says Listen Before You Buy

Wired.com writes that "while the music industry attempts to shutter peer-to-peer services in court and in Congress, one company is using P2P networks to promote and pay artists." "Shared Media. Continue reading

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Universal Experiments With Digital Only Releases

The New York Times today reported that Universal is starting a "digital only" release program for select indy bands. "…this week, the Shazam and seven other relatively unknown acts will. Continue reading

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Elvis Costello Spoofs FBI Piracy Warnings

Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000. Bob. Continue reading

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BMG In Talks With Grokster

According to a report by Rueters news srvice "Los Angeles-based Grokster is in early talks with major record label Sony BMG to create a legal music service, according to a. Continue reading

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UMG Finally Enters P2P Market With Snocap Pact

Billboard.biz has just reported that the Universal Music Group has become the first major record company to ink a licensing deal with Napter creator Shawn Fanning’s new peer-to-peer software company. Continue reading

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MARK CUBAN ASKS: WHEN WILL THE MUSIC INDUSTRY GET IT RIGHT?

From his own blog Billionaire Mark Cuban writes: "Can the music industry cry wolf any longer?" "This is the only industry in the world that can see thousands of its. Continue reading

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The Marketing Of Another New Edition Comeback

AP and The Hollywood Reporter write this about another comeback by New Edition: "Over the past two decades, New Edition has managed to overcome the kind of obstacles that have. Continue reading

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