Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its music download service today (March 18) to about 100 indie label executives at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The software giant's offering will compete with the likes of Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store and Roxio's Napster.
In an effort to stem Internet piracy, Sen. Kevin Murray has introduced new legislation in the California Senate that requires recorded audio or visual works distributed on the Internet to disclose the "true name and address" of the manufacture.
Savoy Label Group (SLG) is starting a new imprint, 429 Records. Named after the label's street address in Santa Monica, Calif., 429 will focus on triple-A artists. First signings are the Warren Brothers, who were formerly on Nashville's BNA Records, and Scottish act Cosmic Rough Riders.
In an effort to stem the distribution of pirated goods over the Internet, California Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Los Angeles) introduced state legislation Tuesday (Feb. 24) that requires recorded audio or visual works distributed over the Internet to disclose the "true name and address" of the manufacturer.