Jupiter Report: CD To Hang On

Reuters reports that the compact disc has at least another five years as Europe’s most popular music format before online downloads chip away at its dominance. Technology consulting outfit Jupiter. Continue reading

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Virgin Digital Launches

In a move we’re surprised Richard Branson didn’t make more than a year ago Virgin became the newest brand in online music late last week with the launch of Virgin. Continue reading

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REM Partners With MySpace For Promo

They have trouble getting played on corporate radio these days. but still talented multiplatinum alternative rockers R.E.M. have found a home on the web. They’ve partnered with social netorking portal. Continue reading

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Emusic Re-launches

Kudos to former Indy artist manager Bullethead (Mojo Nixon) and his compadres @ eMusic, one of the first online music download services, as they re-launch today with a new look. Continue reading

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Does Price Matter? New Discount Download Site To Launch

If you’ve traveled much in Europe you’ve probably come across the EASY brand and their bright orange logos. Best known for easyJet a deep discount intra-European carrier that puts Southwest. Continue reading

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P2P News: Emusic Gets Makeover & Napster Goes Public

FMQB reports that “Two of the old school members of the digital download world are making some changes in the near future. “ “Emusic will relaunch their subscription service this. Continue reading

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Miscrosoft May Align With Majors For CD Copy Protection

CNET and MusicAlly have both reported talks between Microsoft and major record labels about the software company’s hoped for support of CD copy-protection technologies in its upcoming “Longhorn” Windows operating. Continue reading

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Global Music Sales Fell 7.6% in 2003. Fourth Year Of Decline.

Sales of recorded music worldwide fell 7.6% in 2003, the fourth consecutive year of decline, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Total sales were 2.7 billion units. Continue reading

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WHO SAYS PRICE DOESN’T MATTER? Real Networks Sells 3 Million Tracks In 3 Weeks

RealNetworks has announced that music fans purchased more than 3 million songs during the three-week 49 cents per track promotion celebrating the company’s new Harmony Technology, and said it would. Continue reading

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WARNER MUSIC MEMO: ANNOUNCING THE INDY LABEL INCUBATOR SYSTEM

This (we believe authentic) memo from Lyor Cohen of WMG has been circulationg around the net: Dear Partners, I want to share with you the news that Warner Music Group. Continue reading

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