It's Australia Day. There's a good chance many of you are sitting back, beer in hand listening to Triple J's Hottest 100. Others may be listening to Whispering Jack on repeat (It's okay, we've all been there). The point is that music on Australia day is as Australian as Anzac biscuits. Which makes Lifehacker's monstrous study of Australian music availability on iTunes so much more pertinent.
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Confession: I still buy my music online instead of torrenting it. And after years of enduring an unfulfilling relationship with iTunes, last month I finally broke things off. I headed over to Amazon. I haven't looked back yet.
When HD DVD gave up the ghost a couple of years ago, many pundits claimed that it was merely a battle won for Blu-ray, and that they'd need to man up to face the war with digital downloads. Now in 2010, it's time to take a look at just how well that war is going, and who exactly is winning it here in Australia.
Tim Quirk was the singer of punk-pop outfit Too Much Joy, signed by Warner Bros. in 1990. Now he's an executive at an online music service, giving him insight on digital sales data and just how labels fudge their numbers.
These days it takes a little more effort to push an entire album of music. For some, it's free digital downloads, for Mos Def, it's t-shirts.
Along with its new range of Blu-ray recorders and players, Panasonic were also showing off their new Viera Cast IP technology, which is built into pretty much everything in the new range. It's an IP entertainment solution, and while it's no Netflix or TiVo yet, it has the potential for greatness, if only they can get the right partners on board.