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Just Say 'No' to Record Labels

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CANNES, France -- Rock veterans Peter Gabriel and Brian Eno are launching a provocative new musicians' alliance that would cut against the industry grain by letting artists sell their music online instead of only through record labels.

With the Internet transforming how people buy and listen to songs, musicians need to act now to claim digital music's future, Gabriel and Eno argued Monday as they handed out a slim red manifesto at a huge deal-making music conference known as Midem.

All this and Apple's GarageBand should be making a few Music execs sweat...

If you own an iMac, you've got your own recording contract... GarageBand to iTunes to iTunes Music Store to consumer.

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