the new music industry

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

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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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In the “old” days, labels had to develop lists of radio stations, separate them by genre, then mail promotional copies of recordings in an effort to get the music out. Continue reading

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