Moby tops piracy list

Earlier this year the popular dance musician Moby (real name Richard Hall) released a collection of his music for free via bit torrent. The same collection now has the distinct honor of being the most torrented music file of 2013 with nearly nine million downloads. I did a blog post on how Moby thought that…

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Music inc

You have to give an industry some credit for thinking outside of the box. The music industry has come up with some very unique ideas in its seemingly never ending battle with piracy, but this new one takes the cake. UK music, the UK’s largest lobbying group representing the music industry, is releasing a video…

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Innovative ideas to fight piracy in 2013

With 2013 come and gone I think now is an appropriate time to reflect upon the advancements the music industry has made in combating piracy. Personally I would dub 2013 as “the year of the streams”. With the launch of Apple’s iTunes Match, and Google’s streaming service in the middle of 2013 the market feels…

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The unseen impact of Beyonce’s album

The music world was taken aback when Beyonce released her new album exclusively to iTunes without any prior marketing. Despite this, her album sold extraordinarily well with over 500,000 copies purchased in a few short weeks. The album was by no means conventional. While it did have the normal elements we have all come to…

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