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  1. [News] [OT] Music Industry Evolves, Piracy Not the Culprit Despite Industry's Demise and Torrents Surge

    Record labels to ditch CD singles for USB Flash drives

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    | USB Flash drives will soon appear in record stores in a bid by major music
    | labels to build up sales of physical media in the post-CD era.
    `----

    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/10...usic_with_usb/

    Apple, Tesco 'most to blame' for music biz crisis

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    | A new report suggests that Apple and Tesco, not P2P file sharers, should take
    | the most blame for the woes of the British music industry.
    `----

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10...ue_gap_report/

    Torrent Sites Are Gaining Popularity, Who’s Growing The Fastest?

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    | Over the past few years bittorrent has been growing exponentially, we decided
    | it was time to size up these traffic monsters and see which site has the
    | highest growth rate and which sites are on the rise.
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    http://www.peertopress.com/torrent-s...ng-the-fastest


    Related:

    Free Radiohead music pirated

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    | Big Champagne, a Los-Angeles-based company that tracks illegal downloading on
    | the Internet said that while 1.2 million people legitimately downloaded the
    | album online, 500,000 picked it up from torrent sites. *
    |
    | [....]
    |
    | It has also had more copies sold. Radiohead's previous album sold only
    | 300,000 copies in the first week. *
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    http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...-music-pirated


    Radiohead album bets on fast release, open pricing

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    | The release of popular rock group Radiohead's new album next week is the
    | latest wake-up call for a music industry still struggling to deal with the
    | advent of digital music, experts say. *
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    http://www.news.com/Radiohead-album-...l?tag=nefd.top


    Music industry attacks Sunday newspaper's free Prince CD

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    | The eagerly awaited new album by Prince is being launched as a free
    | CD with a national Sunday newspaper in a move that has drawn
    | widespread criticism from music retailers.
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    http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,2114557,00.html


    Defendant: RIAA abusing courts to shore up "failing business model"

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    | After the lawsuit was filed, Njuguna said she boxed up the PC reportedly used
    | for infringement and purchased a new one. She then filed a series of
    | counterclaims to the RIAA's lawsuit in an attempt to have the lawsuit
    | dismissed and her name cleared. One of those accuses the record labels of
    | failing to negotiate in good faith. * *
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Njugana also accuses the RIAA of engaging in deceptive and unfair trade
    | practices, arguing that the record labels have demonstrated repeated behavior
    | that has an "adverse effect on the public interest." She also cites former
    | RIAA defendant Tanya Andersen's lawsuit (which seeks class-action status) as
    | evidence that, unless the courts step in at some point, the RIAA will
    | continue its campaign. * *
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    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...ess-model.html


    The RIAA will come to regret its court win

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    | And, he told his blog readers: "If [the industry tries to] keep up the
    | strategy of 'you need us badly and therefore we make the rules' you will lose
    | the artists, their managers... and the audience. Another 12 months for this
    | Radiohead experiment to become the default approach. Get engaged or get
    | outmoded. And do it soon." * *
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10..._riaa_comment/


    Mom Sues Universal Music for DMCA Abuse

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    | The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit today against Universal
    | Music Publishing Group (UMPG), asking a federal court to protect the fair use
    | and free speech rights of a mother who posted a short video of her toddler
    | son dancing to a Prince song on the Internet. *
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    http://www.linuxelectrons.com/news/g...sic-dmca-abuse

  2. Re: [News] [OT] Music Industry Evolves, Piracy Not the Culprit Despite Industry's Demise and Torrents Surge

    Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    > Record labels to ditch CD singles for USB Flash drives
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| USB Flash drives will soon appear in record stores in a bid by major music
    >| labels to build up sales of physical media in the post-CD era.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/10...usic_with_usb/
    >
    > Apple, Tesco 'most to blame' for music biz crisis
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| A new report suggests that Apple and Tesco, not P2P file sharers, should take
    >| the most blame for the woes of the British music industry.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10...ue_gap_report/
    >


    Hmm... it seems to say that the world has changed, that technology has
    moved on, and the customers are no longer prepared to accept bundling.
    It also notes that copyright violation is responsible for less than
    20% of the so-called "value gap" problem. The RIAAs constant attacks
    on its own customers are not addressing their major problem, which is
    that there is a break in the supply chain.

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  3. Re: [News] [OT] Music Industry Evolves, Piracy Not the Culprit Despite Industry's Demise and Torrents Surge

    Roy Schestowitz did eloquently scribble:
    > Apple, Tesco 'most to blame' for music biz crisis


    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | A new report suggests that Apple and Tesco, not P2P file sharers, should take
    > | the most blame for the woes of the British music industry.
    > `----


    What a load of bull****.
    The only people to blame for the state of the british music industry....
    Is the british music industry.
    Forcefeeding the public utter crap.
    Perhaps instead of creating more and more bland manufactured useless
    boybands/girlbands and actually sign musicians WORTH signing who'd been
    working at it independently for years trying to make it big...

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  4. Re: [News] [OT] Music Industry Evolves, Piracy Not the Culprit Despite Industry's Demise and Torrents Surge

    On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 02:00:32 +0100, spike1 wrote:

    > Roy Schestowitz did eloquently scribble:
    >> Apple, Tesco 'most to blame' for music biz crisis

    >
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | A new report suggests that Apple and Tesco, not P2P file sharers, should take
    >> | the most blame for the woes of the British music industry.
    >> `----

    >
    > What a load of bull****.
    > The only people to blame for the state of the british music industry....
    > Is the british music industry.
    > Forcefeeding the public utter crap.


    I'm with you there. At work, the radio is tuned to a local radio station,
    mostly playing chart music. I rarely hear anything that's any good, and
    often have to endure the same tripe three or four times in one day. Though
    there's clearly some decent bands out there, they often don't get airtime
    except on more specialist stations.

    Granted, I'm no longer in the target age-range but even taking that
    into account, there's too much crap about. Rock and alternative music is
    in a better state, though I don't listen to as much new music as I used to
    ten or fifteen years back.

    > Perhaps instead of creating more and more bland manufactured useless
    > boybands/girlbands and actually sign musicians WORTH signing who'd been
    > working at it independently for years trying to make it big...


    Absolutely.

    --
    Kier


  5. Re: [News] [OT] Music Industry Evolves, Piracy Not the Culprit Despite Industry's Demise and Torrents Surge

    ____/ [H]omer on Saturday 20 October 2007 08:38 : \____

    > Verily I say unto thee, that spike1@freenet.co.uk spake thusly:
    >> Roy Schestowitz did eloquently scribble:

    >
    >>> Apple, Tesco 'most to blame' for music biz crisis

    >>
    >>> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>> | A new report suggests that Apple and Tesco, not P2P file sharers,
    >>> | should take the most blame for the woes of the British music
    >>> | industry.
    >>> `----

    >>
    >> What a load of bull****.
    >> The only people to blame for the state of the british music
    >> industry.... Is the british music industry.
    >> Forcefeeding the public utter crap.

    >
    > +1
    >
    >> Perhaps instead of creating more and more bland manufactured useless
    >> boybands/girlbands and actually sign musicians WORTH signing who'd
    >> been working at it independently for years trying to make it big...

    >
    > Or maybe they shouldn't bother, and just die with dignity, like the
    > dinosaurs that they are, and leave /artists/ to be their /own/ agents
    > using the Internet as a distribution medium. Oops - too late.
    >

    I agree too. Most of the music I listen to nowadays seems to be decades old...
    when music was music and before some model agency dropouts began 'reusing' it
    with funky beats and videos that show nothing but faces, tits, and cars.

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