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Internet Radio Growing Despite Hurdles

From the Toronto Star: “Judging by the hoops and hurdles the fledgling Internet radio industry is currently hopping through in the United States, the medium that arguably holds the most. Continue reading

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More RIAA Download Lawsuits

The Hollywoord Reporter online edition reported that “the recording industry launched a new round of lawsuits against illegal downloading Thursday, the same day negotiations intensified between copyright industry executives and. Continue reading

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DOWNLOADPUNK.COM LAUNCHES

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — DownloadPunk.com, an on-line music retailer geared specifically towards the punk and indie community with digital music downloads, is now live. DownloadPunk offers a catalog that runs into. Continue reading

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Wired Profiles XM’s Lee Abrams

Not a lot new here if you’ve been wathcing closely, but Wired’s profile of Lee Abrams and XM radio is still well worth the read.

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Starbuck’s Music Campaign A Smash. More Planned.

MusicBiz.com reports: “One of the most surprising record sales success stories this year has to be Ray Charles’ Genius Loves Company, which scanned over 100,000 records in each of the. Continue reading

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Sony BMG Names 3 Ditigial VP

Thomas Hesse has been appointed president of global digital business at Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Hesse will head the newly created global digital business group and lead the joint Sony. Continue reading

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Jupiter Report: CD To Hang On

Reuters reports that the compact disc has at least another five years as Europe’s most popular music format before online downloads chip away at its dominance. Technology consulting outfit Jupiter. Continue reading

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Virgin Digital Launches

In a move we’re surprised Richard Branson didn’t make more than a year ago Virgin became the newest brand in online music late last week with the launch of Virgin. Continue reading

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Launch Offers New Band Promo Competition

Emerging artists are getting a new promo channel with the debut of Who’s Next? — a showcase and competition from Yahoo!’s Launch. Four acts will be offered for fan consideration. Continue reading

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Could IM Save Music?

Cnet.com and other online watchers are reporting that Yahoo, Microsoft and others are planning to use their online chat software to help push music downloads and compete with iTunes. But. Continue reading

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