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Music

There have been -- and will no doubt continue to be -- plenty of blog posts, magazine articles and even (irony of ironies) the occasional newspaper story written about the death of the newspaper. It's become almost a cottage industry, poring over the imminent failure of giants such as the New York Times, the Tribune…

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The Recording Industry Association of America, which has spent the past five years suing tens of thousands of individual file-sharers for copyright infringement, has apparently decided to change tactics, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (hopefully this one is a little more reliable than the recent story about Google's views on net…

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The legendary British Australian rock band AC/DC is one of the few holdouts when it comes to selling music through the iTunes record store, a stand the group has taken in part because it refuses to sell individual songs as singles -- "We don't make singles, we make albums," says guitarist Angus Young -- and…

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Since Lala's newly-relaunched music service includes a "music locker" feature that is virtually identical to one that Michael Robertson pioneered with MyMP3 back in 2000 -- only to ultimately be sued into oblivion by the RIAA -- I emailed him to get his thoughts on what the company is doing, and how things have (or…

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Sometimes -- in fact, most of the time -- it seems as though the music industry has changed very little since the early days of Napster and the invention of the mp3 file. Lawsuits still shut down Web-based music services and tie people up in court, record labels still primarily ignore the potential of the…

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