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Unfinished Symphony

(reg. req.) A good overview of the technological solutions (and lack of interoperability of various technologies) in the mobile music industry…Mobile music is making a lot of noise as cellular operators roll out music distribution services and record companies gradually embrace mobile telephony. Both groups need mobile music to boost flagging revenues but there is a long way to go before business models, technology standards and the customer experience reach maturity…
Great quote: “Essentially it is land grab territory at the moment, it is like the Wild West,” says [Simon Buckingham, CEO of mobile content provider MobileStreams]. “There are about 500 people, all running around, they don’t know whether they are friend or foe, and until someone implements some laws people are going to be shooting each other willy-nilly and chaos will reign.”