Today in Connected Consumer

It’s long past time to reinvent the music business without the typical record-label structure but better late than never. A new startup launching today, Hello Music, hopes to replace the traditional label A&R function with a do-it-yourself digital platform meant to connect aspiring bands and artists with commercial opportunities, while BACH Technology of Norway has a plan to take digital music distribution beyond the MP3 file. Oh, and Verizon says it’s not actually cutting off Internet access to users to download music illegally.