the new music industry

Clear Channel Concert Division Hits Slump?

From two stories on“A little over a week ago, MusicBiz reported on what is shaping up to be a largely disastrous summer concert touring season. More evidence of that. 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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33% of global ’03 music sales were illicit

From The Hollywood Reporter:“Global sales of pirated music added up to an estimated $4.5 billion by the end of last year, according to figures released Thursday by the International Federation. Continue reading

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Involver Ready to Rock Youth Vote

From – Josh Koenig has outsized, outlandish political ambitions: to use the Internet to create a new civic movement for disengaged younger Americans, whose first act would be to. Continue reading

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Electronic Press Kits Get Soul

We’re a huge fan of bands producing and using EPK’s (Electronic Press Kits) as promotional tools. Not only do EPK’s save a lot of wasted paper and trees, but they. Continue reading

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BLUEBEAT: 320 Channels Of Free Digital Radio

From The Hollwood Reporter: “Media Rights Technologies has unveiled a new product intended to raise Internet radio to higher levels of quality and security. The content software company’s subsidiary 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

Share on: Launches Free Mp3 Search Engine

New service (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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Just in case you had any illusions about where the power in the music industry is, check out this from the Associated Press: “The Sony-BMG merger leaves four music “majors”. 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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