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Permalink to this day Wednesday, June 12, 2002

If I wasn't locked in the library this afternoon I would have posted this significant news earlier (see I told you the CD was dead):
This summer, Universal plans to sell tens of thousands of high-quality digital singles for 99 cents or less and albums for $9.99 through online retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy and Sam Goody, according to sources and company executives. Universal plans to make new releases available for downloading as well as older ones, and possibly offer downloads before the music is available on CD.

From the LA Times article Net Music That's a Stealóbut Not Stolen (free shitty reg. req'd).

In other music news REM is making available an album of remixes for free download from the REM HQ.

And I'll leave you with this goody from Billboard: Songwriters Claim Spears Pirated Song. My favorite bit:

The liner notes for "Oops! ... I Did it Again" credit both songs to several writers and producers at Cheiron Studios, the Swedish recording studio that also produced hits for the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, and Celine Dion.
Ah, hit producing by focus groups and committees! :)

So if the record labels are stealing from the songwriters and we're stealing from the record labels...
9:52:11 PM  Permalink to this item []


Natalie asked why I bought 3 CDs.. And the reason is that I wanted to increase my chances of winning tickets to the exclusive show tonight. We'll find out at noon if it did.

I might also buy another 3 CDs tomorrow and try and win tickets to the Detriot show. I'll then sell all these excess CDs on eBay to those of you who still love to hold the shiny disk of 0's and 1's and curl up with the liner notes.

Update: We didn't win.. But I do have an exam tomorrow so it's bitter-sweet. Hopefully we'll have better luck with the Detroit show Friday night.
9:42:36 AM  Permalink to this item []


Wired: About.com That Labor Lawsuit ...
An attorney representing current and former About.com employees claims the company fudged page-view records and underpaid the 'guides' who run its topical websites.

9:11:00 AM  Permalink to this item []

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