In the latest salvos in the online music standard wars, the industry's point man outlines the difficulties of his new role as technologist-diplomat. Meanwhile, MP3.com contemplates going public, while Microsoft enters the fray with an investment in music technology firm Reciprocal. And the outspoken Chuck D sounds off on the future of music online.
The man behind the music|
profileThe leader of the studio initiative to deliver secure music online is a long way from Hollywood--Italy, to be exact. But in many ways he's the best person for the job.
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