More Music Industry News: Digital Sales Slump, Nimbit Changes, EMI, Hack Day, MS Cell Phones & More
- Music’s Digital Sales Boom Comes to an End. (All Things Digital)
- There's an executive level shakeup happening at Nimibit. Stay tuned for details...
- Are Terra Firma actually ready to fight to keep EMI? (CMU)
- Warner Music Group has joined Universal and EMI in licensing catalog to the new WaTunes' Facebook Application Music Store.
- Virtual Worlds, Real Money: Can Social Games Solve Music’s Woes? (Wired)
- Music Hack Day Is Coming To San Francisco. (TechCrunch)
- WebFest Tour - Typepad (which powers Hypebot) is sponsoring a tour for the 5 bands using their blogging platform that have the most engaged fans. Details here.
- A first look at Mflow, a new UK download service currently in priovate beta that encourages users to recommend tracks to each other for a free listen. (Guardian)
- Microsoft is expected to announce its own line of "Pink" social cell phones. (NY Times)
- Mental Machine Music: The Musical Mind in the Digital Age. (PopMatters)
- How File-Sharers Will Bypass UK’s Anti-Piracy Act - In an apparent attempt to stop piracy from bankrupting the music industry, the UK Government passed the Digital Economy Bill last week. Despite their good intentions, the lawmakers have come up with a legislative equivalent of DRM that will not have the slightest effect on seasoned file-sharers. (Torrent Freak)