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Thursday, July 03, 2003

MM02 announced it is hoping to launch a downloadable music service in the autumn and is running trials with several record companies using a wireless-enabled device. [Guardian] -- posted 3:03 PM --

Apple iTunes store finds that individual artists (Metallica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers) are refusing to make their music available as individual track downloads in order to "not contribute to the demise of the album format". [Yahoo!] -- posted 2:58 PM --

Wanadoo Netherlands has deployed PeerCache technology to help its users download MP3 and video files twice as fast as usual. [Register] -- posted 2:51 PM --

Nielsen SoundScan will begin compiling sales of permanent music downloads for inclusion in Billboard charts. [Billboard] -- posted 9:31 AM --

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Amazon confirms plans for online music store. [Reuters] -- posted 3:08 PM --

MusicMatch Jukebox player (including MusicMatch Radio MX subscription streams) to be bundled with HP / Compaq PCs. [BusinessWire] -- posted 2:48 PM --

Internet radio radio usage shows sharp growth. [MediaLife]
-- posted 2:43 PM --

Rhapsody CD burns have doubled since $0.20 price drop. [Reuters] -- posted 2:40 PM --

P2P filesharing activity has been unaffected by RIAA's threats to sue individual users. [San Diego Union-Tribune] -- posted 9:19 AM --

Electronic Frontier Foundation launches a campaign to lobby for changes in copyright law to make file sharing legal. [BBCi] -- posted 9:06 AM --

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Sprint PCS has struck a deal with the major music labels to deliver entire songs to cell phones. [NY Post] -- posted 3:02 PM --

Distributed Computing Industry Association, which includes entertainment industry and providers of file sharing services amongst its members, has met to discuss how file sharing networks can gain legitimate access to music and movie content. []

-- posted 3:00 PM --

Friskit , the multi-media search and streaming tool is suing RealNetworks' subsidiary for patent infringement over the technology that allows users to incorporate streaming media in personalized playlists . [mi2n] -- posted 2:59 PM --

Monday, June 30, 2003

RIAA faces a backlash from P2P advocacy group over plans to sue individual
file-swappers. [Reuters] -- posted 4:59 PM --

KaOzz Entertainment announces its "Unleashed" technology for secure transfer and promotion of music via P2P. [PR Newswire]

-- posted 4:55 PM --

RealNetworks to provide audio and video content into Vodafone Live. [CBSMarketwatch] -- posted 4:51 PM --