digital-music-thumb1114679As CD sales have dropped, record labels are realizing that they must be on the same team as those companies that distribute digital music to millions of internet users. Thats why Warner Music Group and Universal Music have forgiven debts to some start-ups, and this month they have renogiated the terms of licensing deals to allow users to download the labels’ songs. I haven’t seen the agreements nor heard of the details, but apparently the groups are experimenting with unusual licensing arrangements that would provide immediate breathing space for the start-ups to succeed. More on the details in a New York Times article today.


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