2002 November 4 [7:34 am]
(entry last updated: 2002-11-04 17:59:07)
The missing article was in the NYTimes; it still isn’t online today, so I’m going to have to bring in the physical article and really make a hard search - it was about the use of rivalry to sell music in the rap business. Today’s Boston Globe cites more declining CD sales, in the online category.
UPDATE: The NYTimes article is now online - a look at record economics and, more importantly, Hilary Rosen ascribing the decline in record sales in rap to something other than online file sharing! Hmmmmmmmm……
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Online Music Sales Plummet trumpets the Boston Globe. And, since all other online sales are up, it must be piracy. Or, maybe the decline in popularity for the Britney- and boy-bands. Naaaah, must be piracy. comScore press release here
Of course, if they’re that prevalent, maybe marketing should target these pirates, right? Worth a shot, according to this NYTimes article.
Speaking of the Microsoft decision Friday, as the Register points out, it’s good to see that Microsoft is taking the decision to heart.
CNet describes a movie industry plan to rent movies online, in spite of lukewarm demand.
- CNet also talks about Peter Gabriel’s foray into online European music distribution with OD2.
And it looks like it will be Napco Acquisition who will finally acquire the bones of Napster.
Law.com cites a post mortem on the Microsoft ruling from The Recorder. And Ernest Miller over at LawMeme finds an article showing just how much of a change in Microsoft’s attitude we can expect. Of course, David Coursey has to get in his licks, from a completely disinterested persspective, of course!
A CNN bit on the order that Madster (nee AIMster) track songs on the network