Digital sales now count immediately.
CD sales still made over $3 billion.
As usual, the RIAA are the villains.
One less thing for dead people to worry about!
The music business, increasingly facing irrelevance in an economy ruled by technological innovation, has just announced its newest hire — it's some guy with a background in the music business!
After last year's successful legal shakedowns of peer-to-peer services Napster, Kazaa, and Bolt.com yielded a rumored $400 million for major record companies, artists and their managers are wondering when they might see some of that money.
Great news for content owners everywhere today as the Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors are close to filing charges against the operators of Swedish BitTorrent hub the Pirate Bay with conspiracy to breach copyrights.
A Minnesota jury surprised a single mother yesterday by offering to let her pay whatever she wants for music she downloaded, as long as it's $220,000.
Plus: Comedy Central dumps David Spade!