Am News Brief: From Lala To Colors, Spotify Live, Best Buy Down, Pirated Bowie, EU Artists & More

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  • Lala's founder Bill Nguyen, goes live today with Colors, a smartphone app designed to build community via photos. (AFP)
  • Spotify will stream its first live concert April 5th from London. Acts include Delphic, The Naked & The Famous, Pony Pony Run Run and DJ Elly Jackson of La Roux. It's part of the Behind The Hit new music campaign sponsored by Nissan Juke.
  • Best Buy same store sales fell 4.6% in Q4 including a 5.5% decline at its U.S. stores open at least 14 months.

MORE NEWS:

  • Unreleased Bowie on BitTorrent: Pirate Sabotage Turned Cultural Blessing -  After a decade in the dark the unreleased David Bowie album ‘Toy’ has just hit BitTorrent. TorrentFreak tracked down the leaker.
  • Forget Infringement, Major Labels Should Be Worrying About Having To Pay Much Higher Royalties On Downloads (Techdirt)
  • European artists met yesterday with EU VP Commissioner Kroes as part of the Younison initiative calling to promote their Framework Directive on Collective Rights Management, designed to ensure transparent payments for the exploitation of music within the EU. The delegation included Kelvin Smits (Cinérex, Director Younison), Mark Kelly (Marillion, CEO FAC), Crispin Hunt (Longpigs, Board Director FAC), Jeremy Silver (Senior Adviser, FAC) and Yuri Dokter (Director, DJ Monitor).
  • Better Than Albums? Music App Builds a Playlist To Fit Your Mood. (Mashable)
  • If This Is 'Piracy' Then I Support Piracy. (TechDirt)
  • Cyberclinic: Baffled by Rebecca Black? You're not alone. (Indie


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