U2 Manager Blasts Internet Providers
- A Meaningful MIDEM. Werde, Bill // Billboard;2/9/2008, Vol. 120 Issue 6, p8
The author reflects on his experience at the 2008 MIDEM conference in Cannes, France, noting that it was a lively event. He focuses on a keynoted address given by Paul McGuinness, manager of the legendary rock band U2, which advocated a plan to involve internet service providers in an effort to...
- Why Only EMI for Non-DRM? McKesson, Joe // International Musician;Jun2007, Vol. 105 Issue 6, p17
The author examines the decision of Apple chief executive officer (CEO) Steve Jobs to offer non-Digital Rights Management (DRM) downloadable music only with EMI. The possible effects of the move on independent labels and the price of digital music are criticized. He claims that the music...
- Legal downloads hit file-sharing. // Music Week;7/30/2005, Issue 31, p6
Reports on the negative impact of global legal music downloads on illegal file-sharing, especially in Great Britain.. Factors that contributed to the decline in illegal downloads such as lawsuits; Number of legal music downloads in the U.S., Germany and France as of the first quarter of 2005;...
- Hong Kong consumers open to graduated response system. // Music Week;5/15/2010, Issue 19, p10
The article discusses results of surveys related to digital downloading of music. It cites the report released by the University of Amsterdam which indicates that filesharers are the best customers of the music industry. It also focuses on the poll conducted in Hong Kong, China which shows that...
- Labels Hail Asian Courts' Moves Against File Sharing. McClure, Steve; Leo, Christie; Rosenfeld, Bram // Billboard;2/25/2006, Vol. 118 Issue 8, p24
This article reports that copyright-related court cases in Singapore and Hong Kong, China raised hopes in the Asian music industry in its struggle against illegal file sharing, as of February 2006. It provides the facts of the case and an overview of the increase in file sharing.
- BLOWIN' IN THE WIND. Jaffee, Larry // Promo;Nov2007, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p6
The author reflects on the actions taken by the music industry to improve music distribution and sales. He mentions how the Internet and Napster have influenced the creation of legitimate models of downloading music. He also states how popular bands, such as Radiohead and Mudvayne, have used the...
- What Price Rhapsody? It Starts At $0. Brund, Antony // Billboard;5/7/2005, Vol. 117 Issue 19, p10
Reports on the Rhapsody service offered by subscription music services provider RealNetworks in its aim to match existing peer-to-peer services. Launch by RealNetworks of its Rhapsody to Go service; Upgrade done by RealNetworks on its Harmony service.
- Format and Function. Mettler, Mike // Sound & Vision;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 71 Issue 6, p12
Provides information on the popularity of compact disks as a method to deliver music to consumers. Implications of the increase of music downloads for the compact disc media; Perception that the file-sharing era diminished the value of music; Technologies that may replace compact discs.
- THE BURDEN OF PROOF IN THE MATTER OF ALLEGED ILLEGAL DOWNLOADING OF MUSIC IN DENMARK. Overbeck, Per // Digital Evidence & Electronic Signature Law Review;2010, Vol. 7, p87
Four civil cases concerning the peer-to-peer file sharing system named Direct Connect ('DC') were brought to trial in the Danish High Courts in 2008. The Danish department of IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), together with the music and film industry, took legal...