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The new music revolution

Radiohead’s recent album “In Rainbows” is probably the most eagerly-watched musical release of all time. And that’s not because of any musical prowess on their part, but because of an experimental business model that has the power to disrupt the whole balance of the entire music industry…

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Web as music’s future, not DRM or music labels

Music is something very personal. For me, music is how I focus. Music gets me through a tough day in the office or up a steep hill when out jogging. Music is also an exceptionally lucrative business. The stewardship of which being hotly contested, with the music labels on one side, while you & I […]

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Apple, YouTube, EMI in tech’ triumvirate

Technology can be an incestuous business to be in. Deals being forged one week, when only the week before, those same parties were sat staring at each other across a court room. And if you keep an ear to the ground an finger to the wind, you’ll have a noticed that it’s the same names […]

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iTunes get EMI DRM-free exclusive

As of today, EMI are offering their entire catalogue of music sans DRM and at a higher quality, too. Sounds like a good deal to me! Well, not quite. EMI may well have hit a wrong note, and I’ll tell you why. So here’s the good news: “EMI Group CEO Eric Nicoli today hosted a […]

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Tech’ news in brief: EMI DRM MIA?

EMI DRM MIA? Can this really be? “Music label EMI Group is in talks to release a large portion of its music catalog for Web sales without technological protections against piracy that are included in most music bought over the Internet now, sources said on Thursday.” And let’s face it, it’s about time, too. What […]