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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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Sony BMG, UK music charts: the beat goes on

Back in the 80’s it wasn’t unknown for a number one song to top out in the many hundreds of thousands. In fact, getting to number one demanded that. Fast forward through the intervening couple of decades and here we are – dwindling record sales, a slump in consumer confidence and all but outright contempt […]

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Google very much ink deal with YouTube to the tune of $1.5 billion

With hardly enough time to draw breath between curious rumour and putting ink to cheque, Google have indeed bought YouTube. “As Google put it in when announcing the buy, ‘The acquisition combines one of the largest and fastest growing online video entertainment communities with Google’s expertise in organizing information and creating new models for advertising […]