Industry report: The music industry

Dutch authorities arrested the site admin for and founder of massive music file sharing site Oink last week, compelling hyperbolic cries of anguish (and misplaced allegories) from fans of free content everywhere.

Dutch authorities arrested the site admin for and founder of massive music file sharing site Oink last week, compelling hyperbolic cries of anguish (and misplaced allegories) from fans of free content everywhere. Oink was shut down, but many rightfully claimed that another site would pop up in its place. The struggle for the music industry will likely continue.

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Reuters reports retailers have mixed feelings about Apple's digital album cards.

The New York Times' Janet Morrissey reports on how rock acts are generating nontraditional (i.e. non-CD or ticket sale) revenues (Coolfer.com).

Taking a page from Radiohead's recent decision to allow fans to pay whatever they want for the digital download of its album, In Rainbows, music magazine Paste is letting fans pay what they want for a year subscription.

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