BBC director general Mark Thompson has let the proverbial out of the bag in an address this Saturday. He simply stated that it would be logical for the BBC to provide the natural result when searching for music or having heard a track on one of the music networks. Reuters has broken the story and expect many a follow-up during the next couple of weeks.

It is crazy that you can hear a track on a radio station or read about it on a website and yet there’s no set of links to allow you to follow through. That said, the Beeb does have some fairly strict rules on linking to commercial services and with a myriad of pricing and formats available, a logical route could be a comparison engine …

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