-- Joel Tenenbaum, who recently lost a file-sharing lawsuit, talks to the New Yorker. "Most people want to pay for music when they know the revenue goes straight to the artist...When an entire generation has been raised without supervision on music as a post-scarcity resource, it effectively becomes free, and it's a little late for an incredibly small but immensely powerful minority to impose its will and alter the norms of an entire generation. It won't work and it's wrong to try." (New Yorker, via Copyrights & Campaigns)

-- Is Tenenbaum's opinion shared by most Americans? Maybe not, and Patrick Ross at Copyright Alliance offers possible reasons why. "This Internet echo chamber referenced above follows trends long identified by social scientists. As we filter the overwhelming information in our digital age, we create our own personal stream of 'knowledge.' It then is compounded by a phenomenon called group polarization, where biases become reinforced by 'trusted' voices. The problem then spreads due to what is called a social cascade. We believe the messenger, and now the two of us - the messenger and me - pass it on to another, who has even more reason to believe it. At that point, alternate points of view are not only not heard, they are rejected with vehemence, for they threaten our entire trust network of information." (Copyright Alliance)

-- In Columbus, Ohio, inventories of used CDs, books, movies and games have surged as people sell items for cash or credit. Used Kids' music sales are now split 50/50 between CDs and vinyl. (Columbus Dispatch)

-- Kyrgyzstans largest torrent-sharing site has been shut down. A blogger from the country comments on piracy in the former Soviet Union: "It was several years after the fall of the Iron Curtain that licensed products came to our markets. But they were so expensive that people continued buying illegal copies. And until recently the state has not been taking any firm steps in fighting piracy in Kyrgyzstan." (TorrentFreak)

-- A transcript of Warner Music Group's Q3 earnings call on Thursday. Here's a blurb with Edgar Bronfman, Jr. answering an analyst's question about possible consolidation in the publishing market: "First is while I think the regulatory environment for further recorded music consolidation is probably -- the regulators are probably open to such additional consolidation. I'm not sure that would be the case for any large scale music publishing consolidation. But as with any industry that is contracting, which obviously our business is, though we think it will return to growth as we've discussed, consolidation provides the ability to increase margins in most cases where costs can be removed." (Seeking Alpha)

-- On the day of the earnings release, Warner Music Group dropped 6.55% to $5.28 on below average volume and Live Nation dropped 0.16% to $6.08 on modest volume. WMG is up 75% in 2009 while Live Nation is up 6% on the year.

-- Read this short version of Music Ally's interview with Korean hip hop artist Tablo. Quite a different market than the U.S. "Cell phone music is huge in Korea. Considering the fact that almost everyone has a high-performance cell phone in Korea, selling digital music is not only easy, it's actually the only way." (Music Ally)


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