Thursday, April 05, 2007

payola - digital style

> New Music Business Briefing - Apple Paid EMI $5M, Auto iPod Use Soars & More

>>> is reporting that Apple paid EMI a $5 million advance to be the first to sell their
> tracks DRM free. Will other services be required to pay advances and how will it effect
> DRM-free momentum?

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. wow. so DRM can be removed for the low low price of $5 Mill?!? and the artists on EMI are getting how much of this? right. $0.00

jeezus. not really surprising, but still, this is gall. this is payola, straight up. big player pays big player to keep general public appeased, but small guys (artists, fans) still get screwed.

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