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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.


EU Weighs Plan to Help Online Music Market'
A European Union initiative to foster EU-wide licensing of online music use and royalty collection is due in early July to help spur jobs and creativity, a source close to the situation said on Thursday. etNews&storyID=2005...

Online Music Royalties Challenged
The Alliance want more royalties for music sold online than on CD. The "unreasonable" royalties composers and music publishers demand for digital downloads is being challenged.

Sweden Outlaws Digital Content Piracy
Sweden has finally outlawed digital content piracy and as a result, downloading of copyrighted movies, games, and music from the Internet is now illegal in this European country.

RSS Inventor Slams Apple's Podcast Approach
With the release of iTunes 4.9, Apple included the first edition of a long-anticipated XML document type definition (DTD) for RSS 2.0, that will enable access to podcasts.

IDC Audio Survey Finds U.S. Consumers Getting Into the Swing of Digital Audio Technologies
U.S. consumers are experimenting with new audio technologies, from online music services to terrestrial and satellite digital radio and multichannel audio formats, but they still rely on CDs and FM radio as primary sources of music.

Musicians Go Mobile to Reach Fans
Musicians have begun looking to mobile phones to reach fans directly, bypassing the record label.

UC Systems Offering Music, Movie Downloads
The University of California and California State University systems have struck deals to offer their students legal music and movie downloading services to curb rampant piracy.

Britons Snap Up Music Downloads as Vinyl Makes Unexpected Comeback
Music downloading is booming in Britain, industry figures showed, but at the same time the humble seven-inch pop single is also making a surprise comeback.


Digital Formats Full of Distrust
As they fight in court to clamp down on piracy, the major record labels also have tried to coax music fans to switch from free downloading to paid services.


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