Friday, April 4, 2008

Label hires techie

The geeks were right; music labels bow to technology

...EMI Group hired Douglas Merrill, the former Google Chief of Information, to run the label's digital unit.

There's nothing that says that the labels must be part of the finished equation... but the record companies are going to have to morph into smaller entities that represent fewer acts but oversee their total output: music, video, concerts, and merchandise.

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