No one was downloading BitTorrent albums when Matt Pincus, CEO of music publisher Songs, came up in New York's hardcore punk scene. But the DIY ethic he adopted then guides him through the tumultuous music industry now.
Bill Gates' image archive company Corbis just performed a huge move, expanding into licensing music via a transparent web-based protocol. It reduces professional music to the same status as images in Corbis' archive. Here's why that might work.