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The CEO of The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) believes that the illegal swapping of copyrighted music online has been “contained,” claiming that legal digital downloads continues to grow while unauthorized music trading online has seen no growth.

“The problem has not been eliminated,” says RIAA CEO Mitch Bainwol. “But we believe digital downloads have emerged into a growing, thriving business, and file-trading is flat.” Apple’s iTunes Music Store (which has sold over one billion tracks), has greatly assisted the rise of digital music, according to industry executives.

One second commercials?
Clear Channel
is considering make its Less Is More campaign much more about less. The radio giant is developing Blink, which would showcase one-second commercials. Senior VP-creative for Clear Channel Radio, said that the purpose of the potential initiative is “to find new uses of radio for advertisers who are continually asking us to demonstrate that our medium can successfully extend brands

Bonnaroo’s allotment of 80,000 tickets was sold entirely through the festival’s Web site. Headliners include Radiohead, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Phil Lesh and Friends, Bonnaroo will present well over 100 acts on its nine stages.


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