Peter Kafka

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About That Music Recovery…

If you were looking for some reason not to get too excited about a reported uptick in music sales, here you go: Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music label, says revenue decreased 5 percent in the last quarter, after accounting for currency effects. The label said digital revenues were up 17.6 percent.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald