Music labels continue to fade out slowly.
Warner Music Group
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Warner's bass line isn't any sweeter. It posted a loss from continuing operations of $0.09 a share, before a gain related to the sale of its minority stake in artist management company Front Line to Ticketmaster
Yes, Ticketmaster. The same Ticketmaster that is cranking up the rumor mill this week with buzz that it's in merger talks with concert promoter Live Nation
Digital music is real. It's a high-margin beacon worth swimming to. However, as labels like Warner, Sony
The music world is changing. Artists no longer need to "get signed" to be heard, thanks to the level playing field opportunities of sites like Google's
Warner and its old-school cronies will need to evolve before they fade out completely.
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