AM BRIEF: Beyond Oblivion Gets 2 Majors, Deezer To 100 Countires, AOL+Slacker, UMG vs. Keating & More
Device based music service Beyond Oblivion has signed deals for its forthcoming Boinc service with WMG and Sony and anticipates the others within two weeks. (Music Ally)
- Music streaming site Deezer to launch in 100 countries. (Reuters) US is not one of them "because of the high costs and intense competition".
- AOL Radio has relaunched powered by Slacker including personalization and paid subscriptions that eliminate ads and add on demand music. The combination offers a powerful alternative to Pandora and iHeartRadio.
- Universal Music Keeps Trying To Claim Zoe Keating's Royalty Checks, Despite Having Nothing To Do With Her. (Techdirt)
- Spotify finally debuts its BlackBerry app for streaming music. (MediaBeat)
- Plan 9 Music, the small but iconic chain of record stores, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday. (RichmondBiz)
- Bandcamp has launched a musicians Facebook Page app. Thanks to Music Biz Podcast for the tip since Bandcamp seems to be keeping it a secret
- Fuse has apponted Liana Huth Farnham as SVP Partnerships & Events.
- digitalmusic.org, the home of NARM’s digital initiatives, has named Slacker SVP of Development Jack Isquith as Chair of its Music Subscription Work Group. Isquith previously served as Senior VP of Digital Music at Warner Bros. Records.