Today’s Music and Film posts are going to cover a lot of ground — its more a round up than a specific rant (you can see Lefsetz’ industry takedown for that).
Music: File-sharing continues at colleges — whats surprising about this is that file sharing remains active even at schools that offer free versions of Ruckus, Cdigix, Napster and RealNetworks.
Why? ‘Cause none of the all-you-can-eat-buffet services allow you to transfer your music to your iPods. Is it any surprise that Yahoo’s! Music Unlimited — which is similarly tethered to a PC with no provision for moving it to iPod — has no traction. None.
How clueless are these companies?
Movies: Our prior discussion as to Why movie theatre attendance was declining paid scant focus to the quality of the films. Theater owners disagree, making the Hey Hollywood! Make Better Movies to Lure Crowds! See also,
Summer’s Flops Spur Movie Studios To Reassess TV Ads.
RIAA: Wired takes down the RIAA fabrication that the Mafia are music pirates in Mob Pirates: Menace or Myth?
Bring ’em on: a Mom refuses to knuckle under to RIAA litigation threats, and says "Lets go to court."
Tech: The iPod is why Apple is able to beat Sony’s music service, even on their home turf.
The first sign of improvement for the Japanese giant are the Sony beans; While they don’t look like iPod killers, they are certainly are improvements over Sony’s old offerings.
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