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2008-08-13 09:00:29

Pure Play Music (Pink Sheets: PPML) and HSBC, a major multinational financial institution, will team up to provide students free access to music through their "Fresher Sounds" promotion. The promotion is a scaleable incentive program targeted at students which will give them free music download vouchers from the world's hottest, newest, unsigned, and emerging artists while simultaneously educating them on student banking services. The promotion will incorporate on-line Radio and TV...

2008-08-12 06:00:38

By Fred Goodman When Charles Grimsdale, a British investor, started the Internet music venture OD2 in 1999, he had a hard time persuading large record companies to license their music. But when he approached the rock musician Peter Gabriel about putting his music catalog online, he got a very different response: Gabriel was not only willing, he also wanted to take a stake in the company. While major record companies have spent heavily on the Internet with relatively little to show,...

2008-08-11 00:00:13

By COURTNEY BLANCHARD File work What is an MP3 file? An MP3 is an audio file, in which the data is compressed. This makes the file "smaller," therefore allowing many files to be stored on a computer or music device. The MP3 file is gaining popularity over traditional forms of packaging music, like compact discs. The files are easy to transfer among computers and music devices and don't take up physical space. What is file sharing? File sharing is the process in which users upload music and...

2008-08-05 09:00:27

According to the latest MusicWatch consumer surveys from The NPD Group, a leading market research company, the five leading music retailers in the U.S. for the first half of 2008 (January through June, based on purchases of CDs and a-la-carte digital music downloads) ranked as follows: 1. iTunes 2. Wal-Mart (Walmart, Walmart.com, Walmart Music Downloads) 3. Best Buy (Best Buy, Bestbuy.com, Best Buy Digital Music Store) 4. Amazon (Amazon.com, AmazonMP3.com) 5. Target (Target and...

2008-08-05 03:00:21

By Anonymous We7 (www.we7.com) is an ad-funded music download site, that lets music fans stream or download music for free in return for receiving targeted advertising. The site was co-founded by Peter Gabriel and launched in May 200 7 with a mere 30 tracks; there are now 750,000 tracks available for streaming on the site. The hosting challenge for We7 is that apart from the paid-for music downloads it offers, the content on its site is dynamic by nature, since each free track that is...

2008-08-04 09:00:38

eMusic the world's largest retailer of independent music and the world's second largest music service after iTunes, announces that its worldwide catalogue has now exceeded four million tracks. The growing eMusic roster now comprises more than 40,000 record labels. The majority of these label catalogues are available worldwide, including number one UK-based reissues label Ace Records, with a music collection ranging from soul and jazz to rock and roll; non-profit New World Music Records,...

2008-08-01 12:00:47

IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music and film industry, and R2G, the leading digital music distribution company in China, today announced an agreement to provide China's growing Internet audience with access to a diverse selection of more than one million recordings of international music. IODA's catalog will be available on R2G's Wawawa Music Store, which as of its launch today at www.wa3.cn is China's largest digital...

2008-07-28 12:00:34

By James Daley The rapid rise of the MP3 player has revolutionised the way we buy and listen to music over the past few years. In 2007, sales of CD albums fell by 10%, while the number of tracks downloaded from the internet rose by more than a third. Given the pervasiveness of digital music players (it's hard to find anyone on public transport that's not listening to one), it is perhaps surprising that the download market is not growing even more quickly. However, the confusion over...

2008-07-25 12:00:55

By GERRY BRAIDEN SCOTTISH computer users who download music and films illegally could now be identified through "filtering" technology or have their broadband usage limited to prevent them file-sharing under new proposals. The UK Government has also refused to rule out users paying an annual levy to download, with money then channelled back to the rights holders and the artists receiving a bigger slice of the monies. It insists that the proposal is not part of the consultation with...

2008-07-25 12:00:54

By GERRY BRAIDEN SCOTS who download music and films illegally could now be identified through 'filtering' technology or have their broadband usage limited to prevent them file-sharing, under new proposals. The UK Government has also refused to rule out users paying an annual levy to download, with money then channelled back to the rights holders and the artists receiving a bigger slice of the monies. It insists the proposal is not part of the consultation with internet service providers...


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