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AP: Music labels tapping illegal song-swapping to glean trends

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Saturday, November 15, 2003
News Categories: Digital Media

“Despite their legal blitzkrieg to stop online song-swapping, many music labels are benefiting from—and paying for—intelligence on the latest trends in Internet trading. [...]

One company, Beverly Hills-based BigChampagne, began mining such data from popular peer-to-peer networks in 2000 and has built a thriving business selling it to recording labels. [...]

BigChampagne has certainly done well by file-swapping. It formed in July 2000, just as the Internet boom was beginning to bust, and now counts Maverick, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Disney and Atlantic Records among its clients. All the major labels have worked with BigChampagne ‘in one capacity or another,’ Garland said.”

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1

This was in “Wired” about three months ago. Suprised more people have not jumped on it.

Posted by Depressing on November 16, 2003 at 6:00 AM (PDT)

2

Talk about disengenuousness. George Orwell Lives!

Posted by Christianiconv.2 on November 17, 2003 at 1:44 PM (PDT)

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