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Apple Deleted Rivals’ Songs from Users’ iPods

Apple Deleted Rivals’ Songs from Users’ iPods | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Apple deleted music that some iPod owners had downloaded from competing music services from 2007 to 2009 without telling users, attorneys for consumers told jurors in a class-action antitrust suit against Apple Wednesday.
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Big Brother is watching you (and your ipod playlist)

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New Metrics And Tools Like Ultimate Chart Reveal Music Industry's Secret Strengths

New Metrics And Tools Like Ultimate Chart Reveal Music Industry's Secret Strengths | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Daft Punk (source: Wikipedia) If you believe everything you read, the music industry is swirling the financial drain. There’s always some new study or article that purports to show how business is much worse than it’s ever been.
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Breaking news: MP3 did not kill the Record Industry, it only made stronger

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Africa High-Tech: Christopher Kirkley finds a new musical tradition in the Sahara

Africa High-Tech: Christopher Kirkley finds a new musical tradition in the Sahara | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Portlander Christopher Kirkley went into the Sahara in search of an unheard musical tradition. He found it — but it wasn’t what he expected.
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Music Ownership: eMusic's Molly Neuman Looks At Consumer Motivations - hypebot

Music Ownership: eMusic's Molly Neuman Looks At Consumer Motivations - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Guest post by Molly Neuman, eMusic's VP Label Relations and MD Europe via digitalmusic.org. For a large segment of music consumers, downloading music to own is something that's seen as music's past.
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Backstreets.com: Springsteen News

Backstreets.com: Springsteen News | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

In this first phase covering South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, the method by which concert recordings can be purchased is via a “special USB wristband” onto which a single show can be downloaded "approximately 48 hours after the show." The price point of the wristband, according to Springsteen's official merchandise store, is $40.

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$40 for a lossy live recording that on a ridiculous usb wristband, Bruce Springsteen, are you serious?

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Amazon Gives Free Digital Album to Anyone Who Buys the CD | TIME.com

Amazon Gives Free Digital Album to Anyone Who Buys the CD | TIME.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Republished with permission from paidContent, which writes about the transformation of the media-and-entertainment industries in the digital era, with a focus on emerging-business models and technologies.
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Amazon killed the record stores, now they're going after itunes!

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African bootleg MP3 street-market

African bootleg MP3 street-market | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
This is no amateur operation. Every computer trails a variety inputs: USB multipliers, memory card receivers, and microSD adapters. A virus scan is initiated on each new connection. Each PC is running some version of a copy utility to facilitate the process. The price is a standard 40 ougiya per song, about $0.14; like every market, discounts are available for bulk purchases. The music on the computers is dictated by the owners. Hassaniya music is most often carried by young Maurs, Senegalese Mbalax and folk by Pulaar and Wolof kids. While I’m searching for Hausa film music, I’m directed to the sole Hausa man in the market, a vendor from Niamey. I sit with the vendors, scrolling through the songs on VLC, selecting with a nod or a pass, the files copied to a folder, tallied, and transferred to my USB.
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