AM BRIEF: Amazon’s Big Day, Apple Shares 10/4, MOG Int’l Stalls, Cash Music, We7 Shifts & More
- Amazon announces its tablet this morning at 10AM ET. We "know" it's 7 inch, runs on a modified Android os and will stream video. There's no mention of music...yet. Big questions: price and as Peter Kafka says, how will it help Amazon sell more stuff? We'll share details later this morning.
- Apple sent invites to its fall event, which used to be about iPods, for Oct. 4th under the title "Let's talk iPhones". Rumors: iPhone 5, Facebook iPad app, white iPod Touch. The iPod Shuffle and Classic may be on the way out.
- MOG's international plans still stalled after 2 years of missed deadlines. (paidContent) Don;t blame MOG. Blame rightsholders and the lack of blanket licenses.
- Non-profit d.y.i music tech developer Cash Music has added to its board: Dave Allen, Zoë Keating, Nick Palmacci, and Tobi Vail.
- A listener is suing Pandora of release of their private information. (Courthouse News)
- We7 targets younger music fans with relaunch that includes a shift to a more Pandora like model. (Marketing UK) We7 is a pioneering streaming music service, but it's got to do something t differentiate itself from growing competition. I hope this is it.
- UK Music Retailers Ask Why They Should Pay Performance Licenses To Play Music When They're Trying To Sell The Music (Techdirt)
- Apple could be preparing to launch the iTunes Music Store in ten more countries in the European Union as soon as next month. (Next Web)