Running Your Own MP3.Com?

This looks like a fight in the making — if the record industry is foolish enough to make it one: Digital music finds some locker room A number of companies have created online content “lockers” where users can upload their digital media files for storage that they can subsequently access from multiple devices. Examples include … Continue reading “Running Your Own MP3.Com?”

BusWeek Columnist Sees An MP3.Com-Redux Strategy

Of course, the courts might have something to say about it (see UMG v. Another Take on Amazon Music: High-Stakes Chess? But one source in digital music suggests a way that Amazon might actually provide something different than Apple while making the digital music business more profitable: What if Amazon believes that the fair … Continue reading “BusWeek Columnist Sees An MP3.Com-Redux Strategy”

The Unwhackable Mole

Russian pirate music site to reopen — pdf Russian music download site has said it will resume business soon, after a Moscow court ruled its operation is in accordance with Russian law.

AllofMP3 Owner Acquitted

Russian court acquits music site owner — pdf A Russian court on Wednesday acquitted the former boss of music download Web site of breaching copyright in a case seen as a key test of Russia’s commitment to fighting piracy. […] “The prosecution did not succeed in presenting persuasive evidence of his involvement in infringing … Continue reading “AllofMP3 Owner Acquitted”

A Business Look At the Universal/Apple Contretemps

Frankly, it’s the Zune statistic that I found most interesting this this article: All Shook Up, Right Down to the Musical Core In this environment, the music industry has a tempestuous relationship with Mr. Jobs, more respect-resent than love-hate. Label chiefs respect that he has revolutionized the online and portable music businesses at a time … Continue reading “A Business Look At the Universal/Apple Contretemps”

AllofMP3 Gone

You knew it wouldn’t last: Russian Online Music Service Closes, a Russian online music service accused of skirting copyright law, has shut down but may be back in business elsewhere on the Internet, authorities said yesterday.