Release revolution in full swing

Exclusive research by Music Week into the first three months of the initiative - in which Universal and Sony joined independent labels in vowing to make their new releases available to purchase as they go to radio - reveals that in the vast majority of cases labels are sticking to the plan.

The initiative also seems to be achieving its aim of fighting online piracy, with Universal reporting P2P traffic around new releases has dropped, as consumers now have the ...

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