News of Interest on 3-21-2007

There are a few notes in the news you might be interested in as a PK Policy Blog reader:

Jeff Rabhan, who manages artists and music producers including Jermaine Dupri, Kelis and Elliott Yamin, says CDs have become little more than advertisements for more-lucrative goods like concert tickets and T-shirts. "Sales are so down and so off that, as a manager, I look at a CD as part of the marketing of an artist, more than as an income stream," says Mr. Rabhan. "It's the vehicle that drives the tour, the merchandise, building the brand, and that's it. There's no money."

In a one-paragraph document issued Tuesday, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Scott Sledge invited all of the parties who requested the rehearing to submit documents detailing their positions and arguments by April 2.

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