Tag: digital music

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eMarketer predicts cloud-based tipping point for digital music

eMarketer's latest report predicts that 2010 will be a digital music tipping point, but not necessarily driven by download stores like iTunes. The company claims US spending on recorded music will increase at a compound annual...
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MidemNet Lab Call for Entry in association with Music Ally

MidemNet and Music Ally are on the lookout for the hottest new digital companies for 2010. MidemNet Lab aims to seek out the most enterprising, innovative and inspiring new digital business models and provide a high profile...
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Project Playlist in trouble for hosting songs rather than linking to them

After a troubled few months, things could be about to get worse for music startup Project Playlist.
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Now HP will sell laptops that come with music

Universal Music Group's latest digital experiment has Hewlett-Packard as a partner: people in Asia who buy the company's laptops will receive scratch cards and PINs to register on a website and access UMG's catalogue.
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Amie Street gets Sony Music catalogue… but without dynamic pricing

Digital music store Amie Street has won plaudits for its innovative dynamic pricing for song downloads - they start cheap, and rise in price as more people buy them.
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Radiohead guitarist – “MP3s sound fine to me”

It's become fashionable for artists to grouse about the sound quality of MP3 files, but Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood is bucking the trend.
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Why digital music will win you eco-points

A study financed by Microsoft and Intel claims that downloads are the greenest way to buy music.
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Pakman: ”Entrepreneurs are deserting digital music”

Former eMusic boss David Pakman - now working at VC firm Venrock Associates - says investors and entrepreneurs are deserting the digital music sector in favour of making Facebook and Twitter services.
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Techdirt puts its money where its mouth is

Techdirt editor Mike Masnick has become a high-profile figure in the digital music industry, thanks to some sparky presentations and the odd row with the RIAA.
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Younison planning to sue SABAM and SACEM over digital payments

Belgian artist advocacy group Younison has revealed that it's "building a case" against Belgian musicians and authors' collection societies SABAM and SACEM based on what it claims are "failings in distributing digital music...
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Twitter users buy more digital music, says NPD

Research from NPD Group claims that active Twitter users buy 77% more digital music downloads on average than non-users.
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The most gob-smacking digital music scam yet

Check this out for lateral thinking on the part of international fraudsters. A gang have been arrested for allegedly making $300,000 from a scam involving making songs, uploading them to iTunes and Amazon via a digital aggregator