Major Label Messes With the Wrong Guy
Date: Monday, December 07, 2009 @ 14:09:45 UTC

Tim Quirk, a senior vice president at the digital music service Rhapsody, used to front a band that was signed to one of the major labels, Warner Bros. His experiences at Rhapsody taught him firsthand that itís possible to build a big database that accounts for what each copyright holder is owed. However, he and others contend, major labels have no incentive to put such a transparent database in place - quite the opposite: They only stand to benefit by obfuscating the accounting process for middle- and long-tail bands and tracking their digital streams and downloads casually. Complete Article

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