UK Music Fans Can Copy Own Tracks

Whilst I’m on a digital music roll, it’s worth also mentioning that the BPI chairman, Peter Jamieson, has said that the BPI won’t press for prosecution of users who make digital copies for use on portable players of music that they own. The BBC report is here and the BPI’s version is here. Jamieson was… Continue reading UK Music Fans Can Copy Own Tracks

Karma Download RIP

Whilst most of the attention is on the BPI’s attack on All Of MP3, another MP3 download site quietly died yesterday. Karma Download is currently showing a page which says that it’s “temporarily suspended”, but I hear that it’s very unlikely to return. That’s a real shame. Like All Of MP3, Karma Download sold its… Continue reading Karma Download RIP

MPs in Digital Downloads Warning

The All Party Internet Group of MPs has been looking at DRM and has now announced it’s results. Their main recommendation is that all digital content should be clearly labelled with details of what you can and can’t do with it. I think this is a great idea. Record companies have been slowly introducing DRM… Continue reading MPs in Digital Downloads Warning

DRM is Killing Music

Well, at least, it is according to the keyboard player of Counting Crows: The public should support all “digital rights management software” because, in the end, it means that more movies will be produced, and they will be of better quality. Copy protection is fair and it’s right and it’s good for art, for artists… Continue reading DRM is Killing Music

Gervais to Charge for Podcast

This won’t go down well in the blogosphere. Or the podcastosphere. Or whatever it’s called. There were a couple of jokes in an episode of the Ricky Gervais Show podcast about how much money they would have made if they had charged for downloads. And now. it seems, that’s exactly what they’re going to do.… Continue reading Gervais to Charge for Podcast

Mozart For Free

Oh look. Following in the footsteps of the BBC’s Beethoven experiment from last year, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation is making nine Mozart symphonies available for free download starting on January 27th. I got the information from Jon Lund, but here’s the original announcement (in Danish).

BBC Beethoven

You’ll have heard that the BBC are making new performances of all of Beethoven’s symphonies available for download as MP3s. In this post, Dan Hill (from BBC Radio and Music Interactive) says that this has been extremely successful (600,000 downloads) and has generated a huge amount of discussion around the BBC. Which can only be… Continue reading BBC Beethoven