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betterInformation, the betterPropaganda digital music newsletter

Welcome to the betterPropaganda digital music newsletter. Every two weeks we will be sharing the really important industry developments from media sources around the globe.


You Are What's On Your Playlist
Experts say digital music library reflects listener's personality.

Wrath of the RIAA
Lawsuits seem to be effective, but do they further the interests of the record industry?

U.K. Launches New Singles Chart
The U.K. yesterday (April 17) launched its first singles chart that integrates sales of downloads and physical product. The British Phonographic Industry hailed its arrival as "an historic day for the U.K. music industry," citing sales figures that have "virtually doubled" the market's volume.

Creative Bites Apple’s Music Pie in Australia
Australians have had their first taste of an online music store. MP3 distributor Creative Labs has partnered with digital music provider Soundbuzz to give consumers access to legal downloads.

Big Music Sings The Blues
On Wednesday, the Canadian music industry will appear before the Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto in an attempt to overturn an April, 2004 ruling that essentially legalized file sharing in Canada.

Digi Radio Download
Music fans could soon be able to download their favorite tunes over digital radio.,,31500-13327711,00.html

Standford University Considers Legal File-Sharing
The University has formed a committee to determine whether or not Stanford should negotiate an online music subscription service, which would allow students to download music for low prices, with companies like Napster or Apple.

Indy Music Client
Ian Clarke, creator of Freenet, has launched an interactive streaming-music client that uses collaborative filtering to improve your listening experience within the first six songs.

BBC Radio Extends Podcasting Trials
The BBC, the UK public broadcaster, has announced it is to extend its podcasting trials by offering a further 20 radio programs for download.


Consumers Are Changing the Way They Access Media
Consumer media habits are changing as people watch video-on-demand services through their cable or satellite provider (10 percent in the past month), access news online (11 percent in the past month) and listen to Internet radio (37 million in the past month), according to a new study by Arbitron Inc. and Edison Media Research.


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