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Aurous: The Music Industry’s New Nightmare is Now Here

If you’re the kind that pirates movies and TV, you’ll be familiar with Popcorn Time, a insanely user-friendly way to get video almost instantly. The music industry has been watching Popcorn Time closely, fearful that someone might launch a similar service for music.

Well, someone has. Aurous, the industry’s new nightmare, has launched as a public alpha. It looks and acts much like Spotify does, grabbing media from torrent sites.

Expect to hear a lot about Aurous from a bunch of different directions. More details here.  Meanwhile, Aurous says they’ll ignore all cease and desist orders.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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