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Sunday, January 13, 2008

# 4080

Amazon.com To Get Sony BMG MP3s

Artist Managers Protest New EMI Regime
EMI is facing the prospect of an artists' revolt, with representatives of major acts Robbie Williams and Coldplay expressing concern at the current state of the company.

Williams' manager, Tim Clark of ie: music, told the London Times that, since Terra Firma's £3.2 billion ($6.3 billion) takeover of EMI in September, the new EMI Group chairman Guy Hands has behaved like a "plantation owner," with the paper reporting Williams was effectively "on strike." High profile artists Radiohead and Paul McCartney have already left EMI in the past year.
YouTube Traffic Surges In '07

Music Server Market Will Help Drive Networked Audio Industry As It Grows To $3.2 Billion