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Tuesdays 16:00-16:30
Intelligent and entertaining conversation about business, money, technology and workplace issues.

Presented by Heather Payton, each programme picks up on trends and returns to stories that have moved out of the headlines.
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Tuesday 25 May 2004
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The Music Revolution

The internet is already revolutionising the way we listen to music and transforming the record industry. Now (legal) music downloading is finally taking off, this year sees the launch of two new major players in the UK - the new legitimate Napster, which launched last week, and Apple's iTunes - both of which have already proved incredibly successful in the US.

There, legal internet downloads are now out-stripping CD singles sales. Something that was considered a dull hobby for nerds two years ago is forecast to become a global business worth $4.5 billion by 2008. But right now, that business and the market it serves are still being invented.

We also report on how we'll soon be using our mobile phones to download and listen to music on the go.

Guests

Peter Gabriel
one of this UK's on-line music pioneers, he set up OD2, Europe's leading on-line music distributor. He recently also founded MUDDA - a website to encourage artists to sell direct to their fans.

Leanne Sharman
General Manager of Napster UK

Steve Redmond
Head of Communications at the BPI which represents the record industry

Fraser McDonald
News Editor of Stuff Magazine

Steve Long
one of the founders of Global Music Network



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