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P2P pirates cost music $69 billion – claims

The value of unlicensed music trafficked on P2P networks in 2007 was $69 billion, according to new MultiMedia Intelligence research, though the researchers warn the value shouldn’t be seen as lost revenue but instead reflects the “fair value” on a per–track basis of traded music files.

“A $69 billion figure is staggering to contemplate, but it effectively illustrates the impact of piracy on the music industry,” according to Rick Sizemore of MultiMedia Intelligence.

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EMI top brass praise ‘great’ iTunes Plus…

EMI’s senior executives provided a full and frank interview with Billboard today – an essential read for anyone in the business of music, the interview looks across the label’s revivified strategy and explores its new formation into three separate business units.

We like what they’re saying, to be blunt. The label seems prepared to make the transition away from music retail and toward relationship management, working to bring fans and bands closer together, which is exactly what most people have been saying all the labels should do.

We think EMI’s extensive recent root and branch reorganisation means it’s closer than most to achieving that dream.

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Matt Mason on the Pirate’s Dilemma

There’s a few video clips where author, Matt Mason, talks about the roots and thoughts he’s put forward in his well-recieved book, The Pirate‚Äôs Dilemma: How hackers, punk capitalists and graffiti millionaires are remixing our culture and changing our world. We were alerted to a lecture he delivered at the RSA quite recently, which you can take a look at just here, meanwhile, here he is speaking on the topic at a US event a couple of months ago.

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