Barry Willis

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 13, 2003 0 comments
If a recent announcement by the nation's largest radio broadcaster is any indication of a trend, independent music promoters may be on their way to extinction.
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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 06, 2003 0 comments
The music industry has taken its war against piracy into a new realm.
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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 06, 2003 0 comments
Webcasters will pay a new royalty rate to the recording industry, as of April 3.
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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 30, 2003 0 comments
The nascent satellite radio industry has entered a critical phase, with both XM Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio posting losses for the fourth quarter. Combined, the two companies have yet to sign up a half-million subscribers.
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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 30, 2003 0 comments
Job cutbacks are one inevitable result of sustained sales declines. In late March, the ailing music industry began to shed excess workers in an effort to reach profitability, with Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group announcing significant reductions in their workforces.
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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 30, 2003 0 comments
Alleged unauthorized copying of compact discs will cost Technicolor, Inc. approximately $2.3 million. On March 26, the Southern California disc replicator agreed to settle a case brought against it last year by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), in which the RIAA charged that workers at one of Technicolor's disc plants had made and distributed batches of illegal copies. The total of the settlement was less than 10% of the amount originally sought by the RIAA.
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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 23, 2003 0 comments
The US music industry is fighting a war on several fronts—industrial piracy in foreign countries, casual piracy in the States, unhappiness among consumers, and disagreements with artists (see related story).
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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 23, 2003 0 comments
The music industry is again under legislative assault on both coasts.
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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 16, 2003 0 comments
The real-time spectrum analyzer (RTA) has long been one of the audio professional's most useful tools. Until about a decade ago, good RTAs consisted of separate signal generators, calibrated microphones, and bulky oscilloscopes. Then some manufacturers began offering handheld RTAs with inboard microphones and LED or LCD screens.
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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 16, 2003 0 comments
Mergers and acquisitions are among the oldest tactics for commercial ventures that want to increase their power and presence. They are also increasingly popular in the non-commercial sector, according to a March 14 Associated Press report.

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