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Weekend Time Suck: The Devil’s Music

Ever wonder which rockers really embrace the dark side? Check out the Religious Right’s take on the Devil and rock ‘n roll here. via blackrimglasses

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Microsoft Confirms Zune Music Player & Store In ’06

UPDATED: In a Billboard interview released Friday followed by a statement from the company Microsoft has confirmed that under the Zune brand name they "will build a community for connecting. Continue reading

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Astroturfing Hurts The Industry

It may have started with Trini Lopez’s manager paying girls to throw their panties on stage, but the practice of creating buzz by creating the appearance of buzz is still. Continue reading

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Bad News For BMG: EU Merger Review Drags And Despite New Bids Publishing Sale Could Snag

Despite a soaring bidding war for its publishing unit, Bertelsmann was dealt a double whammy this week as EU regulators said that the Sony BMG merger hearings could extend for. Continue reading

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New Music Industry Briefing For Friday July 21, 2006

– Ray Beckerman, a lawyer for defendants in RIAA lawsuits was interviewed about the impact of the RIAA’s legal strategy on the internet, copyright, DRM and our digital freedoms. (Audio. Continue reading

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Bandwidth Music & Technology Conference Announces Stellar Speaker Lineup

The Bandwidth Conference will take place August 18 & 19, 2006 in San Francisco and promises to explore "the evolving musical experience" with panels on marketing, fan behavior, trends and. Continue reading

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Apple Reports Earnings Jump But Can It Continue?

Apple yesterday reported that fiscal third-quarter profits were up a robust 47.5% from the same quarter last year dues to increased iPod and Macintosh sales. But with Microsoft and others. Continue reading

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Hong Kong Unleashes Child Army To Fight Piracy

Sadly, this will make the RIAA smile: "Starting this summer the Hong Kong government plans to have 200,000 youths search Internet discussion sites for illegal copies of copyrighted songs and. Continue reading

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New Music Industry Briefing For Thursday July 19, 2006

– A look at how better, smaller and cheaper portable hard drives are shaping the player market (PC World) – A YouTube trends report. (NoMan’s) – Hollywood tries to avoid. Continue reading

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Coalition Of Indie Music Stores Chart for 7-19-06

Pos. ARTIST | TITLE 1 YORKE*THOM|ERASER 2 MUSE|BLACK HOLES AND REVELATIO 3 CASH*JOHNNY|AMERICAN V: HUNDRE 4 GNARLS BARKLEY|ST. ELSEWHERE 5 STEVENS*SUFJAN|AVALANCHE: OUTT 6 PEACHES|IMPEACH MY BUSH 7 RISE AGAINST|SUFFERER &. Continue reading

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