Album sales up following 7-year slump: internet rescues reluctant music industry

ShinyJess Digital Music, Internet, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

Ever since we learned that nothing in that Alanis Morissette song was actually ironic we've been nervous about using that word – but we're going to take a shot. Because news that digital sales are the reason the music…

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Mobile apps to be bigger than CDs by 2012

Gerald Lynch iPhone apps, Media, Mobile phones, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

Could mobile phone apps be set to outsell CDs? That's the prediction GetJar are making, believing that applications will generate $17.5 billion worth of revenues in 2012, compared to CD's $13.83 billion as predicted by the IFPI. The prediction comes…

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Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails urges Australian fans to pirate his CDs

Katherine Hannaford Digital Music

trent-reznor.jpgAngry-man there, Trent Reznor, from Nine Inch Nails (and that brilliant duet with, cough, David Bowie), can be officially renamed as Piratey-man. Yes, Piratey-man. I’m sure his HARDCORE SCREAMINESS would appreciate the new nickname. Following on from his outburst in China last week where he urged Chinese fans to download his music for free, he’s taken his pro-piracy attack to the sunny beaches Down Under.

During a concert in Australia, he spoke out against Universal Music Australia who are pricing his latest album at $30. “Has the price come down? [crowd: no] Well you know what that means. Steal it. Steal away. Steal, steal and steal some…

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