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Now Warner Music Group (WMG) Goes Social!

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The music Industry is listening..

Warner Music group has finally listened to the market  …Its going social.

Finally, it has made the shift towards consumer-oriented conversation. WMG will utilize the EOS Platform of Cisco for this channel migration.

As of now, WMG plans to add such functionality to the sites for Atlantic artists Laura Izibor and Sean Paul. Other artist sites will migrate to the platform over the course of the year.

“As the Web shifts from the enterprise to the consumer in terms of where the traffic is coming from, the social media revolution — which is all about fans interacting with artists — is going to provide an enormous opportunity,” said WMG executive vice president of digital strategy and business development Michael Nash. “This is a recognition that having a social media strategy is not just about partnering with social networks, but it’s also about what we do with our direct-to-consumer efforts.”

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January 10, 2009 at 9:02 am

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Music restrictions to Go away….Says Apple!

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Apple Inc has agreed to start selling digital songs from its iTunes store without the DRM (Digital Rights Management) software.

  • At present, most music downloaded from Apple’s iTunes store can only be played through an iTunes interface or iPod.
  • The agreement with Sony BMG, Universal, and Warner Music will end digital rights management (DRM) software currently attached to iTunes music.

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The changes were announced at the end of the keynote address, at the Macworld conference in San Francisco.

Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, Phil Schiller delivered the speech, traditionally given by Steve Jobs.

“Over the last six years songs have been $0.99 [79p]. Music companies want more flexibility. Starting today, 8 million songs will be DRM free and by the end of this quarter, all 10 million songs will be DRM free,” he told the crowd.

“Ultimately, what we’re going to end up with is a new form of DRM. The more you pay, the less DRM you get bolted onto your music. Premium music will be DRM free, the cheaper it gets, the more shackles are attached,” Mark Mulligan, a director with market analysts Jupiter Research, said .

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January 7, 2009 at 10:49 am

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Rookies or Pros…We love to humanize the Gadgets!

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We are in the world of gadgets..Some good for us and some good for the corporations.

Here at MM, we will question the gadgets from whatever angle we can…Hoping that some good will come out of it.

If you are one of those, who love to jog off the beaten track, you are welcome to join the group!

Written by hermit

January 6, 2009 at 5:53 am

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