Wired: 4 Ways One Big Database Would Help Music Fans, Industry
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 14:50:27 UTC

MySpace Musicís acquisition of imeem revealed, for the umpteenth time, a major problem with the music business - not piracy, nor the ongoing failure of pure-play ad-supported music services - but rather that each digital music service grows in its own data silo. This impacts us in all sorts of negative ways. In this latest example, some imeem users are upset that their carefully constructed playlists are gone, for now anyway. MySpace Music plans to reconstruct them on its own site(s), but it admits that the job will be arduous and time-consuming. Complete Article

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