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Mix: Disney shows, Google video, Universal Music, Heart beats

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By LC Angell

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Published: Thursday, January 19, 2006
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The Walt Disney Company said it plans to expand the availability of its TV shows beyond the iTunes Music Store.

In the first two reviews for the new Google Video Store, the New York Times and the Associated Press both say the new offering needs a lot of work.

Universal Music plans to digitize 100,000 out of print European recordings, beginning with 3,000 British, French and German albums from artists such as Marianne Faithfull, Brian Auger and Brigitte Bardot.

Time magazine has an article on how medical students are using iPods and recorded heart sounds to better identify abnormal heart conditions.

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I’ve been saying this for years, it is amazing to me that in this day and age that any audio recording that was released for sale should ever be deemed “out of print”. If a customer wants to buy it, it should be available for sale. Now I understand that an actual physical CD or LP might be harder to provide, but in an era of easy, simple, cost-effective, digital distribution via outlets like iTMS, pretty much all commercial recordings should be available for purchase. It cost virtually nothing to store or distribute them so any revenue is pretty much all pure profit. I hope we continue down this path. I’m chomping at the bit to get certain “out of print” recordings.

A.

Posted by André Warner on January 19, 2006 at 7:37 AM (PDT)

2

omg it are teh long tail of music!

Well, *somebody* had to say it.

Posted by Joel Pan on January 19, 2006 at 8:21 AM (PDT)

3

Andre-

The same goes for books.  This is just the beginning people.

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on January 19, 2006 at 11:34 AM (PDT)

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...pretty much all commercial recordings should be available for purchase.

Someday. It still takes someone time and effort to transfer (and more importantly, competently digitally process) all that OOP material from analog, something that the RIAA and its members will not likely let you and anyone else forget. I would imagine that many recorded masters have deteriorated just from the passing of time (it’s a BIG problem with film, even under the best storage conditions); I’d guess that in at least a few circumstances that restoration will be required.

Posted by flatline response on January 19, 2006 at 12:19 PM (PDT)

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Heart sounds…

So the iPod has replaced the cassette tape player’s role; this is earth-shattering?

Sometimes I get the feeling ‘reporters’ and news editors are just aching to write and publish stories with the word ‘iPod’ in them.

Posted by flatline response on January 19, 2006 at 12:24 PM (PDT)

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