A Free Ride

Kridel, Tim
March 2006
Multichannel News;3/6/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p24
Illustrates the result of allowing music services to run over the data and video networks of cable systems operator's rival services such as iTunes Music Store and legal peer-to-peer sites. Observation on operator's ability to make profit on song downloads; Explanation of analyst Martin Olausson on the dominance of Apple Computer Inc. on the online music market; Opinion of Himesh Bhise of Charter Communications on the popularity of online music.


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