The worst enemy of the record companies are .... the record companies.
Back in June 2005 the record companies collectively squealed like stuck pigs when the BBC offered exclusive free MP3 downloads of the Beethoven Symphonies played by the BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda.
In December 2006 record company Chandos offers exclusive MP3 downloads from their website of .... the Beethoven Symphonies played by the BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda.
But no, the guys at Chandos are not turncoats. They are charging for them .... £2.50 ($4.97), or the price of a pint of beer, per symphony.
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