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More Industry News: Facebook Unliked, Free The Music, Anti-Piracy Blackmail, Matin Atkins & More

  • Respected Americana and roots music label Compass has switched distribution to indie classical music group Naxos.
  • image from t2.gstatic.com Facebook scores among web worst in customer satisfaction according to a new survey. (Mashable)
  • Digital music is now 26% of the market in Spain. However the overall market shrunk by 12.3% over the first six months of the year. (Typically Spanish)
  • Warner Music Group will release its financial results for the third quarter ended June 30th prior to the opening of the NYSE on Thursday, August 5. To access the conference call, dial 800-857-2625 or 210-234-6601. The passcode for the call is “Warner Music.”  The call will also be available via webcast at www.wmg.com.  
  • Why It Makes Sense For Record Labels To Offer All Music Freely As MP3s. (Techdirt)
  • image from 3.bp.blogspot.com Anti-Piracy Group Accused Of Blackmailing Teen File-Sharers - "Anyone familiar with file-sharing operations and those who seek to disrupt them will be aware that there are many techniques used by both sides to thwart the other. While tracking solutions, fancy technology and sheer numbers perpetuate the fight, there are claims that a more traditional technique is in use against file-sharers – good old-fashioned blackmail. But that weapon can work both ways." (TorrentFreak)
  • Some great words of advice from Martin Atkins at The New Music Seminar (We All Make Music)
  • I-Dosing: How teenagers are getting 'digitally high' from music they download from internet. (Daily Mail)
  • Who’s Who In The New Music Gold Rush. (PaidContent)
  • image from img.tomshardware.com WORTHY CLICK: The always graphically interesting Musicovery music discovery site has gone a major makeover.  Check it out and come back and tell us how you rate the changes.


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