While researching an The Analog Roland Orchestra, a one man band (Michal Matlak) that makes music with vintage Roland gear, I noticed an interesting comment on the group’s Facebook page that highlights the human cost of unauthorized file sharing: “One week after releasing “Home”, some great guys uploaded it already on the internet. It’s very sad because this… Read More How Should Electronic Musicians Deal With File Sharing?
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This is almost to ridiculous to be true. The major music labels are so concerned about Apple’s dominance in the world of digital music that they are betting their future on Napster. The major labels have teamed up with Napster to offer what they are calling “the world’s largest and most comprehensive MP3 store.” Yep… Read More The Music Industry Gets Desperate & Bets On Napster
Amazon.com today announced it will launch a digital music store later this year offering millions of songs in the DRM-free MP3 format from more than 12,000 record labels, including EMI. Every song and album in the Amazon.com digital music store will be available exclusively in the MP3 format without digital rights management (DRM) software.Amazon’s announcement… Read More Amazon Announces iTunes-Killer MP3 Store
EMI has beat Apple to the punch, releasing The Good, The Bad & The Queen, an album by Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn’s latest supergroup as a DRM-free download. It’s the first EMI album to be offered for legal download in mp3 format, free of copy protection. For the first time, downloads by EMI artists purchased from… Read More The Good, The Bad & The Queen First DRM-Free Album Release
Apple CEO Steve Jobs posted a surprising statement on the company’s site yesterday, challenging the music industry to abandon DRM (copy protection) on digital music downloads.Jobs outlines three possible futures for digital music: Continue as is it is now, with each manufacturer competing freely with their own “top to bottom” proprietary systems for selling, playing… Read More Steve Jobs Challenges Music Industry To End DRM’d Downloads