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More Music Industry News: Apple Says "Sorry", Colleges Tackle Piracy, BuzzDeck & More

image from crenk.com (UPDATED)
  • Apple admits iPhone reception problems and promises a fix. Even Apple is getting this whole customer comes first thing.
  • U.S. colleges and universities receiving Title IV federal aid had a Thursday deadline to implement new anti-piracy measures mandated by the Higher Education Opportunity Act. (CNET)
  • SoundExchange head John Simson to step down.
  • Disney bought Tapulous, the maker of the popular mobile music game Tap Tap Revenge.
  • Jarvis Cocker backs independents in battle of the music labels. - Ex-Pulp frontman tells Association of Independent Music that furore over BBC 6 Music could spur golden age of independent music. (Guardian)
  • The Fall of Music Downloads - Music streaming services are taking their toll as downloads to iPods, computers, and other devices plunge.(Businessweek)
  • Digital distributor and label services firm AWAL has jumped into the music analytics fray with the launch of BuzzDeck. It tracks buzz across social networks, Twitter, et al, offering artists and labels insights into fan activity online.
  • Razor & Tie has promoted Jerry KramerĀ  to VP of Marketing.
  • Happy U.S. Independence Day weekend! We'll be publishing any breaking news throughout the long weekend.


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