Mike McGuire

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Archives for November, 2010

Beatles Finally Get to iTunes

by Mike McGuire  |  November 16, 2010  |  2 Comments

I vowed I would not resort to ‘Long and Winding Road” references to describe the process that led finally to the Beatles catalog being available on iTunes. What’s it mean to the music industry and to iTunes? For one thing, iTunes chief Eddie Cue can finally check off the “get the Beatles catalog" item on [...]


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EIDR: A Much-needed Standard for Licensing and Online Distribution

by Mike McGuire  |  November 7, 2010  |  1 Comment

At first glance, the Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) strikes one as one of those consortia that could easily end up claiming to want to work together as an industry to solve common problems , but either out of disinterest or distrust, never quite pull off codifying and spreading whatever standard was originally desired. Yet, I’m [...]

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