U.K. rights body tests sale of songs on Web

Clark-Meads, Jeff
September 1998
Billboard;09/12/98, Vol. 110 Issue 37, p1
Trade Publication
Details efforts of an author's body in Great Britain, the Music Alliance, in trying to sell its members' copyrights directly to consumers via the Internet. When consumers will be able to access titles on www.MusicTrial.com site; MusicTrial.com's 90 day experimental trial run; Question as to why Music Alliance is making music available online; Controversy over the action; Comments of Keith Hill, of Music Alliance.


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