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New Record Companies Pulling out of RIAA
Ding dong the witch is dead.

[link|http://www.artistaudience.org/pressroom/rara_release|http://www.artistaud...room/rara_release]

Sony/BMG, Warner Music, Vivendi Universal and EMI have also committed to dropping all pending lawsuits, and will instead join with Apple and Microsoft to create an environment where Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology will be eliminated from their online music stores. The companies are joining other personal electronics manufacturers and independent labels in a new organization, Respect the Artist, Respect the Audience (RARA) that will focus on creating a climate better associated with the creation of art, and the fostering of musical talent.

With the announcement of the new trade group, RARA spokesperson, Jeff Mutton said, \ufffdThe major labels will no longer fight technology but embrace it. The creation of RARA demonstrates that the industry has listened, that it believes it has identified a new way of engaging the audience to increase revenues for the labels and the artists. We realize selling high quality audio without DRM, and in formats unencumbered by software patents, we will give audiences the music they want in the formats they want. Music fans will also know that through RARA, a higher portion of royalties from any online music sale will reach the artist, because, lets face it, selling digital files over the net have a higher margin than CDs sold in a store."
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I hope this is sincere.




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March 31, 2007 (Hollywood, CA) \ufffd Music industry executives announced this morning that they were withdrawing support for the trade group the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and launching a new representative body called Respect the Artist, Respect the Audience (RARA).

Date is wrong. So I call foul.



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The [link|http://www.riaa.com/default.asp|RIAA site] doesn't say anything about it, and Google lists lots of variations.

It does look like there's going to be some music industry news soon, though. [link|http://investing.reuters.co.uk/news/articleinvesting.aspx?type=allBreakingNews&storyID=2007-04-01T222611Z_01_N01345958_RTRIDST_0_APPLE-BEATLES-UPDATE-1.XML|Apple and EMI] are going to announce a new deal, but it apparently won't include the Beatles.

Cheers,
Scott.
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Impeach, Indict, Incarcerate, Inject
Bush, Cheney, Gonzalez, Rumsfeld, Rove, Rice
     Record Companies Pulling out of RIAA - (tuberculosis) - (4)
         You remember what today is, don't you? :-/ -NT - (Another Scott) - (3)
             Well, if a gag - they didn't follow the rules - (tuberculosis) - (2)
                 Yeah - they cheated. - (Another Scott) - (1)
                     I hate cheaters -NT - (tuberculosis)

'Cause the music rules.
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