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   An Opportunity To Make Money: NOT An Ethiopian Plea for Your Bank Card

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Here's an opportunity for a service developer looking for a revenue stream.

That URI is to a reply to a cnet news.com article about Sony/BMG settlement 
(caught in yet another payola scam).  I won't dispute that new media means 
better music; it means more music is available through new media.  That's 
a red herring.  This guy claims payola is a necessary means to promote 
music because radio program directors don't have enough time to survey. 
They don't.  True statement.   But his conclusion doesn't follow.  In 
an age of web services, Windoze players that automatically rate tunes 
(with very weird results sometimes but that is a different topic), and 
aggregators and podcasts, streams, etc., it seems to me that a service 
for rating plays is a pretty lucrative business and not a very hard 
technical task.  Radio directors might subscribe to such a service. 
In fact, considering the problem, the labels might pay for that 
subscription rather than let others do it for them.

Someone will make money here.  Will it be you?

Not moi. I'm on the end of the pipe feeding in the logs.



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