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Technology will save music

Oh yes it will.

Lord Mandelson’s draconian anti-filesharing plans are designed to save the music business. But does it need saving?

Thanks to evil music pirates, sales of singles in 2009 are, er, higher than they’ve ever been. “This truly is the era of the digital single,” Martin Talbot of the Official Charts Company says.

“The UK Top 40 is now almost entirely comprised of digital singles,” the British Phonographic Industry says. So does the music business really need saving from technology – or is technology saving it from itself?