AM News Brief: EMI Bids, WMG May Promote Cohen, Spotify @ 320 kps?, Gaga Hacked. MOG Strips, More
- Bids for EMI are reportedly due over the next couple of weeks. Bertelsmann has confirmed that it will bid as will Len Blavatnik, the new owner of Warner Music. Universal Music and Sony are rumored to be preparing offers as well.
- Blavatnik is about to promote Lyor Cohen to Chairman/CEO of WMG, according to HitsDailyDouble.
- A critical look at Spotify Premium 320 kps streaming promise. (Spotify Classical)
- Lady Gaga's website hacked by SwagSec cyber attackers - Thousands of fans' personal information stolen as hackers breach singer's UK website. (Guardian)
- Music service MOG strips down. To compete and perhaps to be more car friendly MOG simplifies its interface. (LA Times)
- Why a Free Ticket to Spotify Is Worth $3 (MediaMemo)
- Pop-Up Radio Potential: Australia Gets It, UK Fails (paidContent)
- "Nobody wants another Facebook?" Microsoft lets slip some social networking project. (ars)
- 10 visionary music video directors. (HuffPo)
- The Polyphonic Spree has released a video for its new single, Bullseye, as an interactive iPhone/iPad app. (Mashable)