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AudioToday: The New Business of Music

Aug 04, 1999, 16:12 (0 Talkback[s])

Jack Moffitt writes:

"MP3, SDMI, the RIAA, copyright law, and piracy are just a few of the issues facing the digital music industry today. Digital music benefits greatly from the open source model as well, with icecast being one example, and the almost open MP3 format being another. I think this openness is in some ways inspired by the Linux community, no doubt because they have been using MP3 since the very beginning."

"Tonight Jack Moffitt will be talking to two people who believe the future is bright for digital music and are on the front lines of making the cool stuff happen. Gene Hoffman is the young founder and CEO of EMusic.com, formerly GoodNoise, which sells downloadable MP3's. Before taking GoodNoise public, he served as Director of Business Development for Pretty Good Privacy. David Weekly, is a Stanford student, digital music consultant, and open source advocate. He is currently writing a book about digital music and the internet."

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