By James Ledbetter – You might think in the nearly two decades since music first began streaming over the Internet that some kind of consensus about paying artists would have emerged. But about the only thing most Internet radio stakeholders can agree on is that the current system makes no sense.
The business stakes of this battle flared up again this week, when the New York-based indie musician Blake Morgan picked a public fight with Internet radio giant Pandora. more> http://tinyurl.com/ca7h9go
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By Dan Gillmor – Google is at the top of its game. It presides over, if not ruling outright, enormous swaths of modern life.
The company’s engineering culture assumes it will solve problems; that data is king; and that anyone with common sense will use the company’s solutions. It’s true enough, as Google notes, that its search dominance is always one click away from melting. Competition does exist. But the company’s culture has has been a factor in some bad ideas and worse moves, and I suspect it could be real trouble down the road. more> http://tinyurl.com/b32vu7b
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