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More Music Industry News: Chasing Merch Bootleggers, Tears For Fears Can’t Get Signed, Sufjan’s Fans, Missing Pink Floyd & More

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Hypebot Favicon If you've noticed some changes in our daily More Music Industry News feature, it's because its become a collaborative effort.  Both Kyle and I scour the web daily - make that constantly - looking for the news and commentary that are shaping the new music industry.  Having two contributors can make the list of headlines and links a bit longer and we hope more comprehnesive. Let us know if you think its too long, as well as any other changes you'd like to see us make. Today's news and commentary:

  • image from coolclassicrockshirts.com.p2.hostingprod.com Live Nation joins AEG effort to pre-sue merchandise bootleggers. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • A brief history of the net neutrality debate. (SFGate)
  • Firm Predicts HD Radio Boom By 2015. (FMQB)
  • Tears for Fears: labels won't back us. - Despite a string of live dates, Curt Smith admits that 'there isn't really a forum for people like us to make new music'. (Guardian)
  • Sufjan Stevens fans have the right idea: If we truly value music, there's an argument for making it more elitist and less accessible. (Guardian)
  • New Tweet Button Temporarily Hoses the Internet (Mashable)
  • Key Pink Floyd Albums Drop From Digital Market. (ABCNews)
  • Who's still listening to vinyl? (CNN)
  • Scott and Halligan Explore Grateful Dead's Marketing Vision. (ABC)
    (Read our interview.)
  • NetFlix: Always Pushing Beyond the Envelope. (NYT)
  • Is Free the Future of Music? (popmatters)
  • S&P cuts outlook on Warner Music to 'negative.' (BusinessWeek)
  • Ebooks: The $99 Kindle - Why e-readers will soon cost less than $100. (Slate) plus eBook DRM: Can't succeed with it, won't thrive without it. (TR)
  • Digital music means young people know paradox more than tyranny of distance. (SMN)
  • A Hit Record, and an Indie-Rock Identity Crisis. (NYT)
  • The Pirate Bay Really Sucks,” Says Co-Founder. (TF)


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