More Music Biz News: BMI vs. DMX, EMI PreAmp, Grammy Deadlines, Playlist, Bandcamp & More
- As expected, BMI will appeal the court ruling that allowed DMX to direct license music. The DMX direct-license agreements provided for a $25 annual per-location license fee for both BMI and ASCAP music. The prevailing market rate before the court decision for both was more than $77 per location.
- EMI in house developers have created a system to share new and pre-release music with the media dubbed PreAmp. After log-in the registered user can stream (but not download) Katy Perry's new album with more releases to follow. The system gives EMI more control of the pre-release and release process. I tested it the system and it worked smoothly.
- A2IM reminds labels and others that the Grammy's Media Company entry process ends on August 31st. It's free to register and submit titles.
- Bankrupt Playlist.com Owes Labels $25M; Plans Equity Financing. (DMW)
- Bandcamp scores another victory playing its part in the new Sufjan Stevens release on Asthmatic Kiity.
- Ticketmaster Says People Don't Like Service Fees Because We Don't Understand Them. (TechDirt)
- Will American Apparel's Financial Woes Hurt Indie Merchandisers? (Billboard) One could ask the same question about Hot Topic.
- VH1 uses an artist panel to name 100 Greatest Music Artists Of All Time.
- Jazz indie Hot Cup Records get some attention with their remakes of iconic album cover art. (NPR)
- Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead. (HuffPost)
- Apple Close to Deal With Disney to Rent ABC Shows Via iTunes. (WSJ)
- Billy Corgan rebuilds his Pumpkins empire. (OCR)
- Rocker raises money for first album in Second Life. (CompWorld)
- WORTHY CLICK: Now Playing: Night of the Living Tech. (NYT)
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