It looks like 7digital have won the race to be the first web site to sell EMI’s non-DRM MP3 audio files. Or, at least, they’re the first one I’ve heard of that claim to work in any browser on any operating system. I shall be testing this theory tonight and, if it works, then I… Continue reading Buying Digital Music
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
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
Oops. Looks like the BPI has started taking an interest in AllOfMP3. Better spend all the credit in my account as soon as possible.
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
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
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
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).
Looking back over the music that I’ve bought over the last couple of years I see that I’ve bought a lot of CDs that replace albums that I have already bought once on either vinyl or cassette. I’ve bought very little new music recently. This year I want that to change. I want to investigate… Continue reading Music Downloads
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