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Singles, singers heat up Net music debate

Major record labels and brick-and-mortar retailers hop on the Net music bandwagon, as artists and songwriters discuss the merits and drawbacks of distributing music on the Web.

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Major record labels and brick-and-mortar retailers hop on the Net music bandwagon, as artists and songwriters discuss the merits and drawbacks of distributing music on the Web.

"My record may not sell as much as it would if I was on the majors, but I'm in a position now to make power moves."

- Ice T, recording artist

 


EMI to offer singles for download
update EMI Recorded Music is the latest major music label to lay the framework for selling singles online or through kiosks in retail outlets such as Virgin Megastores. Chuck D on Net music (Q&A)

Ice T, others sound off on Net's benefits for artists
A panel of recording artists, songwriters and producers at Webnoize 1999 agree on one thing: It can't hurt to try digital music delivery over the Net.

Wherehouse, CheckOut.com in $40 million deal
update The music retailing giant is planning to announce a $40 million deal with the Internet firm run by Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz, making it the chain's exclusive Net partner.

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