iPod Sales Continue to Grow, But Future Less Bright for Digital Music Sales

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Digital Licensing Revenue To Change Future Of European Music Industry

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Why Comes with Music Needs Time

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The UK's Carphone Warehouse have just reduced the retail price of the Nokia Comes With Music 5310 handset by £45 to just over £82.  For a consumer that means unlimited music that they get to own permanently for about 22 pence a day.  That is undeniably good value.  However the fact that CPW are having to discount the offering to such a degree just a few months since launch suggests that consumers just aren’t getting sold on the idea. 

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Who Benefits from Apple Going DRM-Free?

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Best Buy's Best Buy?

Best Buy to buy Napster (see David Card's blog). So just as Comes With Music, the first of the 2nd generation of music subscription services, prepares to enter the market, one of the founding fathers of subscriptions sells up. I still think Napster and Rhapsody need to go 100% DRM-free to have a long term future. Subscriptions are dead, long live subscriptions?