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Pete Townshend: I Am a Genius, iTunes Is a Vampire, Streaming...

The U.K.'s BBC 6 Music invited musician Pete Townshend to give the inaugural John Peel Lecture on Oct. 2011 at The Quays Theatre in Salford. The following is a transcript of his speech on how the business of music in the digital age should change in order for there to be future musicians.

The CMJ 'Sick 50'

CMJ Music Marathon starts tomorrow in New York City, and once again music industry maven Fiona Bloom has agreed to sift through the hundreds of performing artists to select 50 of the best gigs for any Digital Media Wire reader who wants to sample a cross-section of the most diverse, original and exciting entertainment CMJ 2011 has to offer.

Google's Schmidt: "No Laws Can Preserve Markets That Have Been Passed...

“History shows that in the face of new technology, those who adapt their business models don’t just survive, they prosper. Technology advances, and no...

New Law Means Police Won't Need Warrants for ISP Access

Canada's ruling Conservative party is considering a new law — Bill C-52 — that gives law enforcement authorities greater access to ISP and geolocation...

ISP Chief Denounces Copyright Law

Allan Freeth, chief executive of TelstraClear, has spoken out against his country's Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011, which comes into effect Sept....

RIM RIP by 2013?

Research in Motion will no longer be an independent company by the end of the first quarter of 2013, according to Eric Jackson, manager...

Radio Apps Incite War of Words

The National Association of Broadcasters is very displeased with a new report that found FM radio on mobile phones is not a popular feature....

File Sharing Not Evil: EMI's Ex-president, Digital Music

Douglas Merrill grabbed considerable attention for saying that sharing music files might not be a bad thing. This sentiment has been voiced before, but not by someone who had been chief operating officer of New Music and president of Digital Business at EMI Music. Merrill also was chief information officer and vice president of engineering at Google, and now he's CEO of ZestCast, so he's not an easily dismissed firebrand demanding that information wants to be free.

Gov't Gets Cloud Advice

The TechAmerica Foundation today released recommendations from the Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2), which are intended...

NAB Study Says FCC Plan Will Kill TV Stations

The National Association of Broadcasters released a study Monday predicting dire consequences if the Federal Communications Commission acts on its plan to reclaim 40...