Digital music, the next generation: MP3Tunes+Beamer An Apple Beater?
Michael Robertson has unveiled his master plan.
BELLSTER: P2P TO SHARE YOUR LOCAL PHONE CONNECTION
Enables free connection from a caller with VoIP to a fellow Bellster member to a the call recipient on the regular phone network.
More Music Commodification: "Free" music
SHARE ME: JUN GROUP RELEASES VIDEO SERIES DIRECT TO P2P
New medium features sponsor-supported video developed specifically for P2P and PC users.
LABELS LEARN TO MARKET WITH MULTIPLE CD VERSIONS AND PRICES
As average basic new release prices drop to $13, new expensive $30+ high-end versions are released with photos, DVD, and more.
MUSIC COMMIDIFIED: SOON IPODS WILL COME LOADED WITH MP3 LIBRARIES.
NEWSWEEK TO MUSIC BIZ: PAY ATTENTION TO THE REAL OPPORTUNITY
Lowering prices generates more sales and everybody wins.
FILE SHARING WORKS FOR BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Web visitors up 40%, sales up 32%.
HARVARD LAW PROF. PROPOSES A NEW P2P COPYRIGHT PROGRAM
Artists paid by music popularity. Funded from ISP & MP3 player taxes.
MUSIC INDUSTRY STARTS TO USE NET TO FIND TALENT
RUSSIAN DOWNLOAD SITE ALLOFMP3.COM CRACKS HIGH US MUSIC PRICES
Top US and world music at dirt cheap Russian prices. Charges a penny per MB. Licensed by a Russian society. Fill your hard drive now with those tunes you can't find on TrustyFiles ... before the US finds some way to shut it down, sue your ISP, or tax you.
GIVING IT AWAY (FOR PERSONAL USE) WILL CREATE A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR MARKET
Creative Commons license generates fame and commercial sales for artist. Tech providers of peripherals and software boost income from exploding amateur market.
MORE CD RECORDER SOFTWARE: UNCDCOPY
CD copy protection defeated by using analog output
MUSIC LABELS USE FILE-SHARING DATA TO BOOST SALES
A HOST OF PEOPLE JUMP ON THE FLAT $5/MONTH FEE FILE SHARING BANDWAGON
Music industry sales would be the same as now. Unfortunately this makes too much sense for RIAA to adopt.
... EFF PROPOSAL
... HARVARD PROFESSOR, $6/MO INCLUDES UNLIMITED P2P MOVIES AND MUSIC
... BRITISH COLUMBIA BUSINESS PROFESSOR
WHOSE REBELLION, WHOSE INNOVATION?
Dynamic pricing and music conversion innovation
REPRISE RECORDS GETS IT WITH SECRET MACHINES ALBUM
Releases digital 3 months before CD to drive CD sales. Bundles digital sample with purchase. Web site buyers also get free CD to burn music to that include band artwork.
THE RISE OF THE DARKNET: INNOVATION RIAA-STYLE
RIAA and others seeking online IDs for people and files create an inevitable backlash from both consumers and tech developers. Secure P2P networks are only the beginning.
... SEE YOU ON THE DARKNET
RIPDIGITAL: CONVERT YOUR CD'S INTO MP3'S
100 CDs for $129. Cheaper than buying it again online, more convenient for a large collection, and legal.
USES DEMAND-BASED PRICING TO LOWER OR RAISE PRICE
FILES WITH ITUNES
OF MUSIC LAUNCHES "BERKLEE SHARES"
Distributes free music lessons
through P2P networks
BEGINS: TUNES NOW AVAILABLE AT COLLEGE
But provides only "tethered" downloads
INDUSTRY MAKES USE OF P2P
Employs Big Champagne research
and Jun Group marketing
PLAYLOUDER LAUNCHES FIRST
Internet services includes streaming
and downloading music and pays royalties to music companies
MIT STUDENT PROJECT SIDESTEPS MUSIC COPYRIGHT LAW
Students program tunes for broadcast on cable TV channel
BELGIUM'S ANSWER TO FILE SHARING: TAX REWRITABLE CDS
FILE-SHARING GOES SOCIAL
RIAA drives P2P to higher security smaller groups
MORE ON COMPULSORY LICENSES
P2P: AS A TECHNOLOGY IT MAKES THE INTERNET MORE RELIABLE AND ROBUST
ANALYSTS URGE INDUSTRY TO GIVE MUSIC AWAY FREE
The music has always been able to sell the same music multiple times through repackaging and new mediums. Free music would be supported by ads.
THE UNDERGROUND INTERNET: PRIVATE NETWORKS PROTECT FILE-SHARING USERS
... GETS SUPPORT AT HARVARD CONFERENCE
... WHO WINS IF ENACTED? GOOGLE
FAME VS. FORTUNE: MICROPAYMENTS AND FREE CONTENT
By Clay Shirky
Free content is stable and unavoidable in a digital world. Micropayments will never work.
NEW FILE SHARING DEVELOPER OPENLY DEFIES RIAA AND MPAA
Try to serve a lawsuit on them at the Palestinian West Bank!
BRING BACK THE SINGLE!
Innvative strategies to win back CD buyers.
A THREATENING BUSINESS MODEL: SON OF NAPSTER
Group ownership of CDs with digital distribution
HOW TO INFURIATE THE RIAA AND STAY ENRAGINGLY LEGAL
Proposed scheme uses webcasting rate for P2P-like music playing
ENHANCED CD FEATURES AND BETTER MARKETING MAKE CDS MORE ATTRACTIVE
Consumers buy less CDs due to price, economy, file sharing
NULLSOFT MESSES WITH AOL PARENT AGAIN
Releases "Waste" for encrypted P2P. AOL pulled the software.
THE BEAT GOES ON: APPLE, ROXIO, & CENTERSPAN
May 21, 2003
Entertainment synergy has been touted for two decades now. The alignment of Apple-iTunes and Roxio-Napster-Pressplay is an old theme. ... Picture Maxtor selling a $100 80GB hard drive with entire music catalogs that the user can preview and unlock with a credit card. Or Microsoft giving away such drives in exchange for a one year broadband and music subscription.
OFF TO A HOT START – SELLS 1 MILLION SONGS IN
DOLLAR SONGS: BARGAIN OR RIP-OFF?
$1 song beats subscriptions
but it’s no discount from album pricing and it’s
not competitive with free.
THEY BUY ALL THE ALBUMS, BUT
TRADE CONCERT BOOTLEGS http://www.nytimes.com
AN INCENTIVE BASED P2P MARKETPLACE
The consumer purchase is only
first step in an ongoing relationship over the access
and use of the product.
FREE CONTENT: WHY NOT?
VC Greg Blonder: "the power
of low-cost distribution, combined with subsidized free
services, will save and transform the music business.
Stealing will become equally irrelevant."
MUSIC BETA RELEASES FOR FANS
It worked for software.
CHINA PRESAGES THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Piracy kills the music. Money
shifts to endorsements and paid events.
IT’S KEVIN KELLY (WIRED EDITOR)
V. JACK VALENTI (MPAA)
The latest entertainment cartel
abuse is extending copyrights. Some of their arguments
are laughable. According to Valenti, the entertainment
needs longer copyrights to convert old materials. "Who
is going to digitize these public domain movies?"
the very thing you’re fighting. Says Kelly, "I
have an answer: movie buffs. Not only have fans moved
almost all of music into the digital era, they have
been busy moving hundreds of millions of documents onto
the Web and are producing millions of pages of daily
reporting and news in Weblogs. And without the help
of paralyzed publishers, avid readers have already converted
nearly 20,000 books in the public domain."
For content creators who prefer
to share their creative works instead of exercising
all of the restrictions of copyright law.
COPYRIGHTS, NAPSTER, AND OUR
You don't have to panic,
Mr. Big Shot Producer. We'll still pay for things like
quality, speed, convenience, and service. If you can
prove the value and deliver.
WHERE MUSIC WILL BE COMING
By Kevin Kelly
"What kinds of things can't be copied? Well, for
instance: trust, immediacy, personalization."
MAKING AN ALLY OF PIRACY,
by Jaron Lanier
"When somebody in a dorm
room buys thousands of dollars' worth of gear and stays
up all night hacking MP3's just to get 'free' music,
that's what you call an opportunity, not a problem."
taken from the New York Times, May 9, 1999. Page down
halfway through the newsletter for the article.