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AM Brief: EMI Split Up Likely, MTV Adds Global Iggy, Facebook Music Mobile, Hires: SoundOut, Google

HypebotFaviconEMI is likely to be sold as two separate units, Reuters is reporting.  Top bidders for publishing are Sony/ATV and BMG. Warner Music Group and Universal are bidding for the label side of EMI.

  • Reversing what an ongoing musical trade imbalance, MTV finally brings global music to US: The MTV Iggy Show will debut Monday on MTV2, MTV and its own website. The weekly half-hour show will include videos and stories from around the globe.  Nope, Iggy Pop is not the host. Call the lawyers!
  • Facebook’s Social Music Features Are Poised for Mobile Rollout (Epicenter) plus Facebook And eBay Have Teamed To Breathe New Life Into Social Commerce. (TechCrunch)

MORE:

  • Music and radio analytics service SoundOut has appointed Rob Sisco as President, North America. Sisco previously headed The Nielsen Company’s Entertainment Measurement arm.
  • Former Rhapsody Label Relations and Business Development head David Krinsky is headed to Google Music.
  • NPR Music and Folk Alley return to Nashville tonight to present a live webcast of the Americana Music Association's 10th Annual Honors and Awards show from the Ryman Auditorium.
  • Pitchfork launches Forms, a multi-media NYC festival presented with Bowery Presents and Kill Screen


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