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Bands Embrace Social Networking
Ignored by MTV and starved for radio play, indie rock bands across America are turning up the volume on social-networking site MySpace. Even established rock stars are signing up.
Pressure Mounts For ‘iPod Tax’ To Pay For Pirate Tunes
Pressure is mounting on Britain to introduce an “iPod tax”, which would be levied on every digital music player sold throughout the country, after a similar charge has been approved in Holland.
S.F. Radio Station Starts Airing Podcasts
San Francisco radio station 1550 KYCY-AM began airing programming on Monday created exclusively by listeners with podcast technology, as new and old media start to collide.
Will Yahoo's Music Move Prompt A Price War?
With the release of a new low-price music service, Yahoo is kicking off a price war that could put rival subscription services in a painful squeeze, analysts say.
Internet Search Firms Target Music Business
The amount of digital music, video and other entertainment content available on the Internet is at an all-time high, but finding something compelling is getting harder than ever.
Digital Listening Growing, Radio Slipping
An increasing number of people are turning to computers or portable players for music, even though traditional radio still leads the competition, a recent market study has indicated.
When Yahoo acquired Musicmatch last September, it was clear the company wanted a larger piece of the digital music market. But with the launch of Yahoo Music Unlimited, the company's digital music subscription service, some wondered where Musicmatch fit into Yahoo's music plans.
Is SnoCap Needed By This Industry?
The RIAA essentially blames unauthorized P2P for the decline in CD sales of 25% to 1/3 since 1999. But independent labels which focus on niche markets are experiencing unprecedented sales and income.
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