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Tuesday, April 29

Trying to Compete with Free

Today's missive from Digital Music News points out the new, ultra-cheap "Wal-Mart Exclusive" CDs that are available for $5, with a load of other stuff at $7
In fact, a large percentage of CDs are expected to carry the basement tags in the near term. "I think this will have the most impact on the music industry this year," said David Pakman, chief executive of eMusic, during a discussion at MusEXPO in Los Angeles on Monday. 
Nothing that indies would be carrying anyway, yet, but it will be interesting to keep an eye out. Looks like a faster race to the bottom for the big boys and it remains to be seen how much it will suck the rest of us down with it.

In a completely different vein, Wired links to an MP3 of the scientifically created "Most Annoying Song Ever," which I have to say lives up to its name. It's a 22 minute monster, but worth a listen and a chuckle while you eat lunch.

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