- Music sales continued their decline dropping another 15% or more over 2006. Sales were down 21% in the week before Christmas alone.Broken_record
- DRM is dead. Three of the four top label groups (EMI, Universal, and and last week WMG) stopped adding restrictive software to their downloads.
- Amazon.com opened an all mp3 store where every track is playable on any brand of player and can be burned to a CD. Amazon also rejected iTune's 99 cent/$9.99 pricing structure cutting them by 10%.
- Social networking gained traction as a viral marketing media. Facebook's open platform and Google's Open Social promised to make SN even more marketer friendly in 2008.
Here's a little teaser of the story found on hypebot: