Tag Archives: online music

The Death of DRM, the Rise of Patrons

By | January 22, 2007

Forget being a big old mass music consumer. Become a Patron of the Arts. The IHT’s Victoria Shannon chronicles the last few gasps of life in Digital Rights Management (DRM) for music, saying that “With the falloff in CD sales persisting and even digital revenue growth now faltering in the face of rampant music sharing by consumers, the… Read More »

Music Formats And The Death Of Ownership

By | December 11, 2003

One thing I still don’t quite get is how online music will work in the long run — who will own it? What will happen to it if the company you bought the songs from goes bust? And what happens if you’re not near an Internet connection? None of these issues seem any clearer with the announcement by… Read More »

Update: More DRM Woes For Online Music

By | November 26, 2003

 Further to my previous post about DRM, or digital rights management, here’s a story from IDG News Service about software that may allow Windows-using customers of Apple Computer Inc.’s iTunes Music Store to break the DRM technology that protects files downloaded from that service.   That the guy who posted it — or hosted it — is Jon… Read More »

News: The Future of Music

By | July 14, 2003

 An interesting, post-weekend read on the future of music, courtesy of CNET and The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. In the end, they say, online music is just going to be too convenient, too cheap and too compelling to be ignored by the majors, and to be worthwhile for the pirates.     The article reckons that the glory days of the… Read More »