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Judge Believes Major Labels Attempted To Fix Download Prices To Protect CD Sales

A San Francisco judge appears to believe that major US record labels lied to the courts during a 2001 anti-trust case on download price fixing according to an investigative piece. Continue reading

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Is It Time To Bring Back The DJ ?

We’re living in the age of consolidated radio groups, computerized song selection, voice tracking and random-play Jack formats.  And people are tuning out in droves… "Is it time to bring. Continue reading

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The Hot LG 550 MusicPhone

Just in case you’re not convinced that there a convergence of cell phones and portable music players going on check out this photo of the LG 550 musicphone complete with. Continue reading

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INDUSTRY SHOCKER: VIVENDI DROPS “UNIVERSAL”!

At the annual meeting held yesterday in Paris, the shareholders of Vivendi Universal approved the company’s name change, to just Vivendi.  "A new chapter in the history of the company. Continue reading

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Hypebot’s Music Industry QuickNews For Friday April 21, 2006

A variety of sources are reporting that the major labels seem ready to temporarily give up on their fight for variable download track pricing at iTunes. Its a big reversal. Continue reading

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Worthy Clicks – What’s Happening Online

Indie Download music site FreshTracksMusic is offering unlimited un-protected downloads for as little as $4.95 a month.  Coke has also tapped the outlet for a special promotion. During a quick. Continue reading

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FCC Launches The Largest Payola Probe Since The 1960’s

Talks between the FCC and major broadcasters appear to have broken down as The LA Times reports that the government agency has formerly opened the largest payola investigation since the. Continue reading

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EMI & Universal Tell Stock Market There’s A Good Year Ahead

EMI offered the stock market a first quarter financial preview covering the full year ahead. Combined revenues from music and publishing are expected to increase 4% for the fiscal year.. Continue reading

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Hypebot’s Music Industry QuickNews For Thursday April 20, 2006

Apple reported that profits in the last quarter surged 41% from a year ago to $410 million driven in part by hot iPod sales. (AFP) Reggatone stumbles?  "In at least. Continue reading

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Worthy Clicks – Music & The Industry Online

PureRevolution.com – Good looking beta of a new online indie music and artist community. BandSpace.com – Yet another new online indie music community in beta. DigtialGrabber.com – How to clean. Continue reading

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