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Interesting article about a site that is making money selling independent music by subscription in MP3 format - with no digital rights management (DRM) at all. The major lables, of course, cannot fathom how such a business could make money, but eMusic is the number two retailer of downloadable music behind the iTunes Music Store. Also worth noting is that the company decided "to hire several distinguished music critics to serve as 'curators' for the site." This is the beginning of the newsmastering rend. As Jeff Jarvis observes, "TiVo announced today that it had recruited critics, magazine editors, and such to recommend TV shows - to create ad hoc networks, in other words." Via Michael Geist.

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