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Going Gaga at Amazon

At some point, some people decided they’d better eat the costs of their mule herd and invest in tractors to haul stuff if they wanted to survive. Which side of history is the music industry on? Continue reading

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Apple and the Future of Movie Downloads

Movie download services have been about to take off for nearly 20 years. In the mid-1990s, Time Warner spent $10,000 a customer in Florida to show downloading movies over cable lines was technologically feasible. In 2008, movie downloads are still mired … Continue reading

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Ad-Supported Music Deserves a Look

The music industry is broken. Any business whose main product is stolen far more than it’s bought can’t be considered anything else. But how to fix it? Online and mobile music sales are still in their infancy; and it’s still … Continue reading

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A New Music Brew at Starbucks

When I picked up today’s morning latte at Starbucks, I also picked up a free iTunes download of Brandi Carlile’s Turpentine. From Oct. 2 through Nov. 7, Starbucks is handing out 1.5 million "Song of the Day" cards, including Carlile, Bob … Continue reading

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Wi-Tunes?

The long-awaited Wi-Fi iTunes Store opens for business   Apple takes aim at yet another longstanding bug in the mobile content eco-system with the release Friday of its Wi-Fi iTunes Store. Owners of the iPhone and new touch iPod were … Continue reading

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Brrrring! Mon!

Ringtones Have a Mixed Week Industry analysts have predicted for years that the mobile ringotne fad had to ebb sometime. While there have been signs that European taste for tones has come to a bit of a plateau, the latest M:Metric figues … Continue reading

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Apple Takes on NBC

There is more to the Apple/NBC dispute than pricing After NBC announced last week it would not be renewing its contract with Apple to distribute its premium content on iTunes, most industry insiders understood this to be a pretty big bite out … Continue reading

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