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The Inevitable March of Recorded Music Towards Free
DRM walls are crumbling. Music CD sales continue to plummet rather alarmingly. Artists like Prince and Nine Inch Nails are flouting their labels and either giving music away or telling their fans to steal it. Another blow earlier this week: Radiohead, which is no longer controlled by their label, Capitol Records, put their new digital album on sale on the Internet for whatever price people want to pay for it.

The economics of recorded music are fairly simple. Marginal production costs are zero: Like software, ...
music  drm  copyright  economics  musicindustry  businessmodel  business  reveue  model  360-music-contract  future 
november 2009 by asterisk2a

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