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Mix: Google, NBC, Video directors, Napster

Google has launched a new service that allows users to quickly find song lyrics, musical artists and CD titles. The company is also providing links to purchase music from iTunes, RealNetworks Rhapsody, eMusic and Amazon.com.

In a recent interview, NBC Universal Television Group president Jeff Zucker said that he sees no limit in the number of shows that can be offered via iTunes. “We see it as a brand-new business, and it will be run like any television network, with new material refreshed and replenished all the time,” Zucker said. “I don’t think there’s a limit as to how many shows we can have available.”

A group calling themselves the Music Video Directors Alliance says the music industry is not properly compensating directors over sales of their videos at the iTunes Music Store. It has posted a petition to gather support.

A new survey by marketing research firm Ipsos Insight reveals that “the battle for mass market consumer awareness remains essentially a two-horse race between Appleā€™s iTunes and Napster 2.0.”

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Comments

1

Maybe they should petition for the videos just to be free like they used to!

Posted by blick2000 on December 15, 2005 at 12:06 PM (CST)

2

In theory, this Google thing is cool.  I haven’t used it yet though…

Posted by Dan on December 15, 2005 at 6:48 PM (CST)

3

Oh, boo-f u c k ing-hoo for the directors.

Posted by Jack on December 18, 2005 at 11:55 PM (CST)

4

Jack—-, since you are living at home with your parents, you can just ask mommy and daddy to buy you Cheesy Poofs.  But mommy and daddy have to earn a living.

Posted by i-am-not-a-director on February 4, 2006 at 4:54 AM (CST)

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