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Author of "All You Need to Know About the Music Business" acknowledges the impending death of the CD, but he remains optimistic about the long-term health of the industry.
CDBaby and Tunecore are well-established ways for independent musicians to get their songs placed on iTunes and other music stores, but RouteNote's cheaper.
If MSN were serious about giving unsigned musicians a shot at fame, it wouldn't launch a site like this.
Played Guitar Hero before? This is pretty much the same thing, but in your browser.
When I spoke to a Mercora founder a couple years ago, I didn't understand the start-up's vision and business model. Lack of clarity may have been its fatal flaw.
Consumers don't know and don't care about record labels. They want to find music by their favorite artists, and if the selection's not there, the service won't be used.
MySpace announced an initiative with three of the four major labels to offer downloads on artist pages. The site should offer the same services to independent artists, says Matt Rosoff.
Speakerheart, a relatively new online service for selling downloads, shows the problem with digital distribution start-ups: lack of critical mass.
According to anonymous record label execs quoted in an AP story, Yahoo Music will sell DRM-free tracks soon.
10 predictions for music and technology in 2008.