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Sympathy for the labels, part 2

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In my previous post I discussed the difficulties that independent labels were having in adapting to the new landscape of the music business, and whether eMus...

Sympathy for the labels, part 1

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I previously commented on the Billboard article about labels’ unhappiness with eMusic, although I got some of the facts of the article wrong—an obvious remin...

Pakman blogs

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David Pakman (CEO of eMusic—but you already knew that, right?) has traditionally confined his public comments to press interviews. However in the wake of rep...

Goodbye labels?

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I don’t normally do breaking news, because frankly I’m just too busy to keep track of what’s happening every day in the music business. However I’ll make an ...

Two takes on Amazon’s digital music plans

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Now that I’ve done a lengthy eMusic-related post I feel less guilty about doing yet another post on Amazon and its rumored plans to enter the digital music m...