Apple CEO Steve Jobs, eBay CEO John Donahue, Which? director Peter Vicar and other leading tech industry folks will be flying into Europe to attend a private EU conference on online sales of music and consumer goods.
Led by consumer champions such as Peter Vicar, the summit will look at and review cross-border sales of music and other goods over the internet.
EU competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes, says the meeting aims to resolve problems when purchasing products online from countries outside of your own – particularly in Europe, a federation of states whose citizens are meant to be able to freely shop around for the best available deal under free market regulation.
UK independent music companies have launched the world’s largest ever music, memorabilia and experiences auctions on eBay. The auction is part of the Independents Day 08 Campaign which also includes the release of an independent music album featuring the cream of indie acts and a Channel 4 TV show. The auction will offer hundreds of opportunities to bid for “money can’t buy” experiences and rare artist merchandise and will offer new items every 10 days until July 6.
You can visit the auction and buy rare stuff here.
Auction items include:
– The first test pressing of Arctic Monkeys ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ album’
– VIP tickets to Camp Bestival, Creamfields & Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide festival;
– Original master tape of Gary Numan’s ‘Tubeway Army’;
– Vampire Weekend artwork;
– Exclusive signed merchandise from Radiohead and Franz Ferdinand;
– Jay Sean customized video message;
– Prodigy gold disc.
And there’s more – other auctions include: A drumming lesson with Basement Jaxx’ drummer; The opportunity to play guitar on stage with the Cult; Online music marketing master class from Nile-On PR; Tickets to South-by-South West and Midem industry festivals; Two days working on music with a world-renowned record producer in LA, New York or London; and studio time and a top artist management consultancy session.