CD Sales Up 10% Plus 59 Million Downloads In First Half Of ’04

The Recording Industry Association of America just announced that music shipments have risen 4% in the first half of 2004, with CD shipments up 10%, but that this increase still. Continue reading

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MAJOR LABEL SANCTIONED P2P’s

Wired.com reported Thursday that “amid the recent collapse of talks over the Induce Act in Congress, record labels are closing in on deals to enable several new peer-to-peer services to. Continue reading

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U2 BROADENS APPLE RELATIONSHIP

Billboard.com reports that “U2 and Apple Computer Inc. are expected to announce next week that they have signed a deal to sell custom iPods. According to a source, the Irish. Continue reading

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CD’s For Cell Phones But @ A Hefty Price

From ZDNet News: “Singer Robbie Williams’ greatest-hits album arrives in music stores Tuesday, as well as some phone shops, marking a first for the United Kingdom: It will be released,. Continue reading

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Will Digital Distribution, Podcasting, and Satellites Cause A Creative Renaissance In Broadcasting?

From the USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review: “The rules for the broadcast radio business — the traditional ‘terrestrial’ radio — are changing in many ways, with satellite radio… and the. Continue reading

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UK SINGLES SALES DROP AS DOWNLOADS GROW

Rueters reports that the single that topped this week’s U.K. pop charts had the lowest ever sales for a No. 1 It’s the latest indication that singles format is dying. Continue reading

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Starbucks Adds 45 More Hear Music “Media Bars”

The Starbucks coffee chain will expand its Hear Music “media bar” CD-burning concept into 45 Starbucks stores in Seattle and Austin, Texas, later this month. Starbuck’s expansion on the music. Continue reading

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Two New Download Services Launch In US And Another Expands

– Canadian digital music download store Puretrax has announced the launch of a U.S. version of its online store. Puretracks offers over 700,000 songs as Windows Media 192Kbps downloads, sold. Continue reading

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CELL PHONES: THE FUTURE OF PORTABLE MUSIC

MP3.com (a remade Cnet owned site that shows a great deal of potential) columnist Eliot Van Buskirk has written a good overview and commentary on the future of music via. Continue reading

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More RIAA Download Lawsuits

The Hollywoord Reporter online edition reported that “the recording industry launched a new round of lawsuits against illegal downloading Thursday, the same day negotiations intensified between copyright industry executives and. Continue reading

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