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Articles tagged with: recording industry

Sony Retires Production Of MiniDisc Players

Sony announced today that it will be cancelling its MiniDisc player. Laughably, I haven’t seen or heard of a mini disc player for the past 5 years so I had assumed they were already out of production, but I guess not!

The recordable 1GB Hi-MD discs that it uses will be cancelled a year from today. Hopefully not too many purchased one of these mini-disc players recently, but to be honest, I haven’t even seen them in stores.

Apple iCloud: $25 Per Year After Free Trial

According to 9to5Mac, The LA Times has reported that the iCloud will be a low-priced add on to iTunes and will cost users only $25 a year.

Before charging the fixed fee, however, the service will be offered for free to people who buy songs through Apple’s iTunes digital download store. Users will be able to upload their music to Apple’s computers and later play the tunes from a web browser or any Apple device. Apple would also sell advertising around its iCloud service.

RIAA President Makes $3M Per Year

The RIAA is an organization that is completely against file sharing and p2p (peer to peer) music networks that allowed users to illegally download music. So these protect the rights of musicians in the stop of music piracy, ain’t that great? Oh, I forgot to mention that the RIAA’s President made $3.2 million dollars in 2009. From an expose on P2Pnet, President Cary Sherman was awarded a 240% increase in his 1.3 million salary from 2008. You would think that $1.3 million was more than enough, but apparently it wasn’t.

I certainly wish we were talking about some banking executive but we are talking about the head of an organization that seeks to prevent millions of dollars of lost damages from musicians pockets, and here is a guy raking in $3.2 million a year, and who knows if he’ll raise himself to $5 million next year?