NARM Issue White Paper For Development of Digital

With suspiciously good timing as the Digital Economy Bill is hurried along towards becoming law, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers has issued a white paper outlining their recommendations for the development and standardisation of…

Bid To Buy The Orchard Raised To $2 By eMusic Owners

The Orchard’s majority stock owners, Dimensional Associates, are considering a bid from music streaming service eMusic’s owners, JDS Capital. JDS have been angling for a majority in The Orchard for a while, and this is…

Emusic Signs Warner Music Deal

Emusic has just announced that they’ve licensed not only Warner Music’s catalogue, but that of every one of their associated sub-labels. From their blog: So — quite a few new arrivals today, eh US members?…

iTunes Browser Previews – Now more link friendly

Ever clicked on an iTunes link and sworn under your breath as you wait for iTunes to open and demand that you download the latest version of the software before you’re allowed to hear the…

IFPI – New Research On Music Buying Habits

Another new survey conducted in the EU argues that music sharers buy less music over the course of a year than those who are classified as online or physical only buyers. http://www.ifpi.org/content/library/Jupiter_Research_study_on_online_piracy.pdf Oddly iPod owners aren’t…

Spotify, MOG, Streaming, Piracy and the Future of Digital Music

The debate on music piracy is a bit like that on global warming; vocal and vehement, and extremely polarised (pardon the pun). Evidence can be produced to support the most extreme opinions, and is wrangled…

MoneySupermarket and Opinium examine Spotify’s effect on Piracy

In the aftermath of the MORI poll about music piracy, consumer advice site Moneysupermarket have commissioned their own piece of research, conducted by Opinium research in an online poll of 2,319 British adults between Friday…

Beggars Group Sign Up To The Amie Street Music Model

Over at Crenk, they have posted an article about Amie Street and how they have just signed the Beggars Group to their catalog. The Beggars Group consists of labels such as XL, Rough Trade, 4AD,…