Some people think that copyright is now reduced for practical purposes the right to monetary compensation, because internet technology will always circumvent limits on what people do with music. But this article takes a new view — copyright isn’t what will enable compensation. The nature of digital music and its meta data will be the source of compensation.
In this article, Terry McBride, one of the founders of Nettwork Music, argues that the future of the music business will be based on metadata. It makes for a very interesting view of the future of monetization of music from a key insider and forward thinker in the music industry in Canada and on the Internet.