AM Biz News: Too Much Free Music Online, MP3 Format of Choice, Big Media Historical Blip & More

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  • For Better Or Worse, MP3s Are The Format Of Choice. (NPR)
  • 8-Track Piracy Is Killing The Music Business.... In 1976. (TechDirt)
  • PledgeMusic partners with David Lynch Foundation. (MusicWeek
  • Could music service Topspin fix the artist-fan relationship? (Wired)
  • Game over Guitar Hero: Rocksmith is the real guitar video game. (Yahoo)

MORE:

  • No More Free Online Digital Music? Analyst Mark Little says, "There is too much free music available in the digital economy and not just the illegal kind." (ibtimes)
  • Why 'Big Media' Was Just a Historical Blip. (Techi)
  • Three Top Songs Censored: From Cee Lo Green to Pink, Speaking the Unspeakable. (NYT)


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