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More Music Industry News: Cheaper Tickets?, YouTube Revamp, End Of iPod Era & More

  • image from images.clipartof.com The End of the Road?: The concert business, a lone bright spot in the struggling music industry, is in trouble this summer. A tale of bad backs, canceled acts and angry fans. (WSJ) In response, Live Nation and Ticketmaster promise cheaper concerts. (BBC)
  • YouTube revamps its mobile site and launches Leanback offering. (Music Ally)
  • Cardiff-based company launch website for music merchandise: Dizzyjam.com aims to help musicians and promoters survive in a competitive industry by promoting their merchandise. (Guardian)
  • Twitter is now the world's fastest growing search engine. (FC)
  • The End of the iPod Era: How the iPod has become Irrelevant to Apple's Growth & The Other Side of the Debate. (Part One & Two
  • 17 Ways bands should use email to grow their fan base and sales. (MN
  • Settlement talks fail in Jammie Thomas file-sharing lawsuit. (DMW)
  • P2P Responsible for 20% of Decline in Music Sales. (ZeroPaid
  • 40+ Essential Social Business Resources. (Mashable)
  • Educational institutions tackle piracy albeit reluctantly. (TMCNet)
  • Time Warner Cable refuses to cooperate with BitTorrent lawsuit. (Paste)
  • Mike Masnick asks, in response to Music Think Tank essay, Is it better to *require* or *request* something in return for free content? (TechDirt)


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