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49 Ways The Music Industry is Changing

Even Metallica is Downloading Music

— March 10, 2009 — Pop Culture
When Metallica members admit to downloading music, does that mean the days of legal music buying are over?

Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich confessed to downloading the band’s own album, Death Magnetic’ just to see how it worked, a strange move after Metallica’s lawsuit against Napster nearly a decade ago.

No doubt the music industry has changed a lot since back then 2000; this cluster highlights just a few of the changes that have gone about in the music industry, and focuses mostly on how easily people can now get their music for free. If musicians like Metallica openly confess to it, will you?
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Activity
Freshness
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Free MP3s & New Band Exposure
Free MP3s & New Band Exposure
Insound "Give More. Get More." Program
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44
P2P Marketing
P2P Marketing
MediaDefender Stops Spamming, Launches Free Sponsored MP3s
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43
MPWiis
MPWiis
MP3tunes Music Locker for Nintedo Wii
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42
Trend Hunter Launches Groove Armada's Latest Album
Trend Hunter Launches Groove Armada's Latest Album
Groove Armada Free MP3 Download
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41
DRM-Free Music Downloads
DRM-Free Music Downloads
Sky & Universal Music Service
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40
iTune Competitors
iTune Competitors
MySpace Music Launched
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39
Paid Music-Sharing
Paid Music-Sharing
PopCuts Pays Savvy Music Buyers
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38
Free Concerts
Free Concerts
Radiohead's 'Scotch Mist' Brings You Into The Studio
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37
Crowdsourcing Music Wikis
Crowdsourcing Music Wikis
Amazon Launches SoundUnwound.com
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36
Unlimited Music Downloads in Canada?
Unlimited Music Downloads in Canada?
$5 on Mobile Phone Plans for Songs
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35
User Generated Music Videos
User Generated Music Videos
Michael Jackson's Beat It Spoof
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34
YouTube Music Sharing
YouTube Music Sharing
Muziic Allows You to Stream Music for Free
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33
Amazon.com Launches "Amazon MP3" Music Download Store
Amazon.com Launches "Amazon MP3" Music Download Store
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32
Beatles Go Digital
Beatles Go Digital
Downloadable Album To Debut in 2008
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31
Freeconomics of Music
Freeconomics of Music
Coldplay's Next Single is Free
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30
Virtual Front Row Tickets
Virtual Front Row Tickets
Free, Live, Elton John Concert Online
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29
Portable Music Studios
Portable Music Studios
'PCRocks' Lets You Record Whenever Inspiration Strikes
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28
Music to Fight Aids
Music to Fight Aids
Project (RED) Music Subscription
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27
Free Prince CD With Sunday Paper
Free Prince CD With Sunday Paper
Artist Kisses Norms Goodbye
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26
Pirates Rejoice!
Pirates Rejoice!
Research Shows That Filesharing is Not Hurting CD Sales
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25
Rock Music Studies
Rock Music Studies
Liverpool Hope University Offers MA Degree in Beatles Music
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24
Streaming Albums on MySpace
Streaming Albums on MySpace
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Debut "It's Blitz" Via Social Networking
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23
Mobile Music Sharing
Mobile Music Sharing
Simplify Media for the iPhone
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22
Still Rollin'
Still Rollin'
Rolling Stones Unlikely to Ever Retire
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21
Apple To Sell DRM Free Music
Apple To Sell DRM Free Music
Apple Announce Deal With EMI
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20
Interactive Songwriting Software
Interactive Songwriting Software
Microsoft Songsmith Matches Background Music to Your Vocals
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19
Drive & Download
Drive & Download
Directions Sent To Your Car
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18
Marketing With Free Music
Marketing With Free Music
Nokia Phones With Unlimited Music Downloads
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17
Digital Honesty Box
Digital Honesty Box
Radiohead Lets Fans Set Price
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16
Free Music Albums
Free Music Albums
The Slip by Nine Inch Nails
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15
Cross Promoting Music
Cross Promoting Music
Coldplay in Apple iTunes Commercial
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14
Evolving Music Marketing
Evolving Music Marketing
Live Nation's 360 Deals Put Control Back in Musicians' Hands
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13
Multimedia Mirrors
Multimedia Mirrors
Listen to Music and Watch TV While Primping with the ‘Hi Mirror'
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12
Anti-Piracy Programs
Anti-Piracy Programs
Rawrip, Roccatune and Kyte Fight Illegal Downloads
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11
Download Tunes While You Pump Gas
Download Tunes While You Pump Gas
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10
In-Dash Internet Radio
In-Dash Internet Radio
Blaupunkt Prototypes Signal a Seamless Music Driving Experience
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9
New Madonna Song Available for Free Download
New Madonna Song Available for Free Download
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8
DIY Music Remixes
DIY Music Remixes
Musinaut Customizable MXP4s
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7
License Free Music
License Free Music
for Blogs, Web Sites, Profiles & More
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6
Stumble Streaming Indie Music
Stumble Streaming Indie Music
Stumbleaudio
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5
Owning Mainstream Music
Owning Mainstream Music
Aerosmith Songwriters Selling Rights
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4
Coke to give away 2 Billion Free iTunes Tracks
Coke to give away 2 Billion Free iTunes Tracks
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3
Musical Gloves
Musical Gloves
Piano Hands Make Impromptu Recitals Possible
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2
Free Music as Broadway Advertising
Free Music as Broadway Advertising
Shrek The Musical Offers "I Know It's Today"
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1
True iPhone & iTunes Killers
True iPhone & iTunes Killers
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic at Half The Price
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