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Digital music: Industry answers
Some of the top executives in the music industry have answered your questions about digital music.

The BBC News website asked for your queries and gripes about the way new technology is being used - and the eight sharpest, most frequent and most important questions were put to the virtual panel.

Click on each question to read the answers.

The music panel comprises:

  • John Kennedy, chairman and chief executive of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the trade body representing record labels worldwide, which has been instrumental in the global fight against piracy.

  • Peter Jamieson, executive chairman of the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which represents the UK music industry and has been leading the anti-piracy campaign in Britain.

  • Steve Knott, managing director of HMV UK & Ireland, a leading high street chain that has recently opened its own online download store.

  • Brad Duea, president of Napster, once the scourge of the music industry and now one of the largest legal music download retailers.

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