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FOUR MAJORS NOW CONTROL 80% OF MUSIC MARKET

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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DIGITAL PROMO DISTRIBUTION SERVICE LAUNCHES

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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Study Shows iPod A Radio Killer

As Reported in RAIN: The RadIo And Internet Newsletter From MacWorld (UK): “New research suggests the iPod — rather than the Internet, 3G or media fragmentation — will have the. Continue reading

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Apple rolls out cheaper iPods

FROM THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Apple rolls out cheaper iPods NEW YORK -Apple Computer Inc. on Monday introduced lower-priced versions of its iPod digital music player with longer battery life, positioning. Continue reading

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Why Isn’t Any Band Really Using The Techonolgies?

After reading Bob Lefsetz’s piece (posted on hypebot a couple of days ago) on the unusual promotion and distribution model used for the new documentary OUTFOXED I realized how surprised. Continue reading

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Recording Industry’s Filesharing Blacklist

FROM THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.COM: File-sharing outfits cite music-biz ‘blacklist’ WASHINGTON — The recording industry has “blacklisted” Internet file-sharing services and is preventing other companies like RealNetworks Inc. from doing business. Continue reading

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Sony, BMG Merger & Cuts – Major Pain Only Stockholders Gain

From The Hollywood Reporter: Sony, BMG reportedly plan to cut 25% of staff LONDON – Sony Music and BMG plan to shed up to 2,000 jobs or about 25% of. Continue reading

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Digital Download Auctions?

Ebay adds digital download music sales Online auction giant eBay Inc. will allow some customers to buy and sell digital music files as part of a pilot program that could. Continue reading

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“OUTFOXED” And What It Can Teach The Music Industy

The opportunities and empowerments that new technologies can provide musicians and the music industry is a large part of what Hypebot is all about. Commentator/Writer/Radio Host Bob Lefsetz really captures. Continue reading

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