50 posts and columns on songs
The Internet radio service is handing over half of every dollar it brings into the music industry. But things could be a lot worse. And the royalty system that taxes Pandora also allows it to thrive.
As Mobilized told you last month, T-Mobile is indeed using the Consumer Electronics Show to announce its plans for a faster version of its existing HSPA+ network. It also showed off forthcoming tablets from LG and Dell.
News Byte90-second samples of songs for sale at its iTunes store, up from the industry-standard 30 seconds. Apple has been trying to offer the feature for months, and CNET says the company may still be negotiating with labels and publishers for the rights. But if the move helps sell more music, there’s no reason for the industry not to embrace it: Digital song sales have been stagnating.
When it comes to creating profiles on its would-be social network, Apple doesn’t want music acts thinking that differently.
Federal regulators are looking at Apple yet again, this time at the company’s dominance of digital music. But the big music companies are the ones that gave Apple that power, and they’re the ones that could take it away. Don’t hold your breath.