Music and the Net

Music and the Net

Summary: Digital delivery of music over the Internet is already a reality in the US and is a growing phenomenon in Europe. But in Malaysia, it hasn't really started yet.

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Digital delivery of music over the Internet is already a reality in the US and is a growing phenomenon in Europe. But in Malaysia, it hasn't really started yet.

We have a portal called MusicCanteen MusicCanteen, but it offers indie music only.

For mainstream stuff, you'll have to wait for some time before TMNet's music portal starts offering songs for download.

Will it work here? I guess it depends very much on the offering and the price. If they offer a wide selection of songs and price them at less than RM4 (US$1.09) each, they have a chance.

Do you think online delivery of music will work? Music legend Zainal Abidin thinks so. Hear him explain why. But rocker Jason Lo disagrees. Listen to his take on this topic.

Topic: Legal

Edwin Yapp

About Edwin Yapp

An engineer by training, Edwin first cut his teeth as a cellular radio frequency optimization engineer in one of Malaysia's largest telcos.
After more than five years, he hung up his radio engineering boots to try his hand at technology reporting at The Star, Malaysia's leading English daily, where he won several awards for Best Online Technology reporting.
He left to start his own editorial consultancy and is now a freelance journalist for several publications, including ZDNet Asia.
A self-confessed gadget geek, Edwin hopes his blog contributions will stir up deeper discussions within the Malaysian technology scene.

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  • why should anyone pay for indie trashy indie releases at musiccanteen when you can get it free at i-bands malaysia (http://www.i-bands.net/)? zainal talks a lo t of sense but the forever clueless lo is spewing non-sense... as always!
    anonymous