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Free & Legal Road Kill

About a year ago a couple of start-ups announced their intentions to take the US by storm with a completely new take on ad-supported free mp3 downloads. Free All Music of Atlanta, Ga. claimed that they were going to give…

Don Henley Spreads The Love

On most days I’d be filling this space with rants bashing major record labels—usually EMI or WMG. In fact last week EMI lent more fodder with their pension plan troubles that threaten to bankrupt the company. Last week I had…

Radio Ga Ga

US record labels and terrestrial radio have been battling for years now about royalty payments. When satellite radio struck a deal with the record industry a few years ago to pay royalties to the owners of master recordings in addition…

Who’s Afraid of Spotify?

Last week there was a lot of news concerning Spotify resulting from some bogus information that was fed to the industry press. I guess some people in the business don’t want to make things easy for them to launch in the…

Have I Got A Deal For You

The guys at Torrentfreak do a terrific job of covering the torrent and p2p scene. I’m always amazed at the stories they break and the excellent writing. And if I understand it correctly, they do it in their spare time…