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Music Industry Back In Slump

From The Hollywood Reporter:  "…At the beginning of this year, industry observers were saying that U.S. album sales appeared to have bottomed out. Indeed, 2004 started auspiciously, and sales for. Continue reading

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Jazzfest Swings To New Media

From the New Orleans Times Picayune: "When Jimmy Buffett performed at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts on Wednesday night, the New Orleans audience wasn’t the only one. Continue reading

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New Technologies Changing Radio’s Future

For a good non-technical overview of all of the technologies competing with traditional broadcast radio; check out this article in the Greensboro, NC News-Record .  The article takes a look. Continue reading

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Marketers Buzz About Homemade iPod Ad

Wired.com reports that "School teacher George Masters has the marketing world abuzz with a homemade ad for Apple Computer’s iPod that is rapidly "going viral." To some experts, Masters’ ad. Continue reading

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Rock Hall Announces Inductees

Launch and The Asosciated Press are reporting that, "Irish rockers U2, R&B singers The O’Jays and soul balladeer Percy Sledge are among five musical legends to be inducted into the. Continue reading

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AOL To Embrace Ad Supported Model For More Content

In a world there is an abundance of free media Internet, radio, broadcast TV, we’ve often wondered if subscription based consumer services can survive.  Can is be a good business. Continue reading

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SoundExchange Launches New Artist Royalty Info Services

SoundExchange, the recording industry entity set up to collect royalties paid by webcasters to stream music online and distribute them to artists and record labels, has launched a new search. Continue reading

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US Supreme Court To Hear P2P Case

The Supreme Court said on Friday that it will hear a case deciding whether file sharing services like Grokster and StreamCast Networks can be held liable for the copyright infringement. Continue reading

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Three Net Companies Join Forces To Break Indy Acts

Many Music 2.0 convention attendees recently attended a live concert performance by Geoff Byrd, an indie artist sponsored by MSN, Garageband, and Live365. The three net companies have joined together. Continue reading

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Universal Buys Roc-A-Fella And Names Jay-Z Pres./CEO Def Jam

According to FMQB "Universal Music’s Island Def Jam label has officially bought out Jay-Z’s successful Roc-A-Fella Records, purchasing the 50% it did not already own from Jay, Damon Dash, and. Continue reading

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