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Real Networks is cutting its Rhapsody music business free to pursue an IPO (just as Arik suggestedin this prescient story many months ago. How does he do it?). The news…
On March 10, House Committee on the Judiciary held yet another hearing to discuss whether AM/FM radio stations should be required to pay royalties to musicians for playing their songs. The hearing resulted in one important step forward in the long-standing impasse between radio and music industries: Both sides have agreed for Congress to commission an independent study on the impact a new royalty could have on the industries involved.
BusinessWeek writers Peter Burrows, Cliff Edwards, Olga Kharif, Aaron Ricadela, Douglas MacMillan, and Spencer Ante dig behind the headlines to analyze what’s really happening throughout the world of technology. One of the first mainstream media tech blogs, Tech Beat covers everything from tech bellwethers like Apple, Google, and Intel and emerging new leaders such as Facebook to new technologies, trends, and controversies.