NPR Series on Online Music [10:14 am]
I’m barely keeping up, but I’ll try to accumulate the names and the URLs of the program here — you have to click-through to their page to spawn the Real streams. (Hmm - it seems that the tsunami has pushed this series off their schedule, for the moment anyway.)
Online Music Services Still Face Major Hurdles
Apple’s digital music player, the iPod, was one of this holiday season’s hottest gifts, with many retailers selling out. But online music sales haven’t seen the success of the iPod and continue to be dwarfed by the amount of music traded for free unauthorized sites. NPR’s Neda Ulaby reports.
CD Baby Finds Success in Online Music Niche
Though online sales make up only about 4 percent of overall music sales, one Oregon company has found success in the Internet market. CD Baby has found a middle ground between corporate record labels and the independence of the Internet. Marcie Sillman of member station KUOW reports.
Tracking Royalties for Online Music
Songwriters and musicians get royalties when their music is played in public, on the radio or in clubs. With the advent of Internet radio and digital cable broadcasts, performers are also entitled to royalties. In the final story in our online music series, NPR’s Neda Ulaby reports on Sound Exchange, a company dedicated to tracking the music and sending royalties to musicians.
Thursday, Dec 30, 2004: Looks like there wasn’t anything today, probably pushed aside by the increasingly detailed news about the tsunami disaster.