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Gunning For iTunes: New Site Offers Songs For 10 Cents Each

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The music junkie has to face the souring economy, too, and it may come to a point where 99 cents for a song on iTunes is too much to pay. For these re...

Songs For Sale: The Era of the New Megahit

David Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Singer

As in any ecosystem, a new and parasitic mutation is coming to fill the void, giving us the tunes that will become part of our lives, our history, our shared cultural identity. I speak, of course, of the jingle.

Clouds and Pirates: Darknets Rising

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Shelly Palmer

Soon, "darknet" technology is going to become so easy commonplace that the law of unintended consequences may innocently take the movie business to the place where the music business has gone to die.

Who's Afraid Of Direct-To-Consumer, Digital Downloads?

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Despite the major labels having convinced themselves that there is now no way to capture the kind of traffic iTunes generates, there was an opportunity they missed that proved just the opposite.

UPDATED: Music Label Says No Deal With New Free Music Service Qtrax

Silicon Alley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: QTrax, the free P2P music service, made a big splash today by announcing that it was launching with the support of all four big music labels....

Minnesota Woman Must Pay Recording Companies $222K In Music Download Suit

USA Today's "On Deadline" Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A 30-year-old Duluth, Minn., woman must pay six record companies $222,000 for violating copyright by downloading songs illegally and then sharing them...