The day the music in nightclubs got dearer

MUSIC to dance to is about to cost more. A landmark decision yesterday will cost nightclubs and dance party promoters — and maybe punters, at the end of the line — millions of dollars a year.

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Twitter goes to the MTV Video Music Awards

Could this finally be what breaks Twitter out of the early-adopter geek set and into the population at large? The microblogging service has partnered with the inarguably mainstream MTV for its upcoming Video Music Awards.

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Amazon Launches DRM-Free MP3 Store

Amazon has launched the public beta of its new digital music portal called Amazon MP3, which will feature two million songs from 180,000 artists and 20,000 labels, all without DRM. Separate songs will sell for $.89 or $.99 and albums will range in cost from $5.99 to $9.99, with the best selling albums coming in at $8.99.

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Sony BMG’s chief anti-piracy lawyer: “Copying” music you own is “stealing”

“When an individual makes a copy of a song for himself, I suppose we can say he stole a song.” Making “a copy” of a purchased song is just “a nice way of saying ‘steals just one copy’,”

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Trent Reznor splits from Universal Music, goes completely independent

No doubt as a reaction to all the bad press he’s been giving record labels, Universal/Interscope has relieved Trent Reznor of his contractual duties. As of today, Nine Inch Nails is working without a useless money-grubbing middleman and going straight to the fans. The revolution continues…

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Top 100 best open source mac software

excerpt: Here are some of the most easy to use and useful open source mac tools and gears round the block. See everything from messenger, email clients, writing , listening to music, browsing or even running windows Software on am mac if you like. Take a peek it’s worth your while if your a mac user and don’t want to pay outrageous amounts for pro

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Sony Ericsson gets official on the W910 and K850

For you Walkman / Cyber-shot buffs out there who’ve been dying to get your hands on some new phoneage — look no further. The Sony-Ericsson dreamteam have just announced the official release of two of its new mobile phones sure to have player haters… um, player hating. The W910, which we took a look at back in June, apparently has music-pla[…]

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