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Big reshuffling in music industry

According to an article in Time (link) Madona left her record company - not for another one but for a concert promoter. Meanwhile Radiohead is selling its new album on the net for "whatever you want to pay" (link) and Prince gave away his new album in a London newspaper (link). What gives? Looks like things are slowly moving toward a massive retolling of the music industry where, as in informal economies like Brazilian tecno-brega and funk carioca and Colombian champeta, recorded music is just promotion for the live show. I guess Benjamin's aura lives.

It seems that the polemic over IP and music has made it deep into th ebelly of the beast, and one wonders when the conservatives at the RIAA or Disney or wherever are going to have a backlash, and what it will consist of...

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