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   RE: [xml-dev] An Opportunity To Make Money: NOT An Ethiopian Plea for Y

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On his way, but not quite there.

1.  It has to be reliable.
2.  This is a means to publish a playlist, not rank plays. 
3.  A web service interface is a good thing.

Unless I missed something.

But it is a good start.  Way to go, Lucas.  
Let's add your URI to the news story comments.
That's the way the web works.

Nothing is more powerful than a web page with 
an edit button.


From: Bill de hOra [mailto:bill@dehora.net]

Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> &start=-194
> Here's an opportunity for a service developer looking for a revenue
> That URI is to a reply to a cnet news.com article about Sony/BMG
> (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?

Lucas Gonze is there: http://webjay.org/



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