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Daily Music Wrap: Sept 21 ’04

Daily digital music related stories, in a convenient wrap-up.

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IDC forecast shows booming MP3 player market: Audio player market is expected to reach nearly US$58 billion in revenues by 2008

Why Napster Rocks: Roxio’s Napster and RealNetworks’Rhapsody will make both of those companies tempting acquisition targets.

Yahoo To Focus On Subscriptions: The company plans “incentives” for consumers to buy monthly subscriptions to its online music service

Cdigix provides music, movies: Music ‘n movies debut at Yale…

Disney Premieres New Music Videos on AOL Music First View:

iTunes still failing independent labels: In UK, indies attempts to license their music to the download service have repeatedly failed

Woolworths promises all chart hits on Downlo@d site: In UK, Woolworths’ service is differentiating itself by offering every track that appears in the top 50 singles chart and the top 100 album chart

Groove Armada lend support to digital download service: In UK, Tribal Tunes, launching next month with Groove Armada’s back catalogue, will initially focus on the dance market but hopes to add new genres monthly

Collecting societies – not yet “six feet under”: Collecting societies will keep providing services to authors, users and the public facilitating the management of rights and performing additionally certain important social and cultural functions…

Fortune on MSN Music: Should Apple be worried? Not yet