“Paul Mason investigated how new technology is changing the music business. Apple launched its iTunes business in Europe which will allow people to download music for a small fee. Other companies are fighting for the legal downloading market,” BBC News writes. “But will our increasing ability to download music from the internet be good or bad for the business, and who’ll be the likely winners and losers?”
The package contains Steve Jobs clips from the iTunes Music Store Euro launch and examines Apple’s iPod and iTunes Music Store, specifically for the UK.
BBC Newsnight can be seen on BBC Two at 2130 GMT 2230 UK, or in Real video, either live or on demand, here. If RealPlayer doesn’t launch automatically, double-click the “newsnight.ram” file you’ve downloaded.
(Note: Some users may have to copy the link above link (Control-click or Right-click it), launch RealPlayer and paste this location in RealPlayer (File:Open Location…) to view the piece. It starts at 24:45 and runs through 31:05.