More Music Industry News: DOJ Eyes LiveNation, Rdio, Google Music, Slacker, Dave Marsh & More
The U.S. Department of Justice is keeping a close eye on the music business in light of the mega-merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster. (NY Post)
- MTV.com is introducing a series of new artist focused sites. (MediaWeek)
- Hands-on with Rdio: a solid idea that needs more music. (ars) Hypebot will have our own first look next week.
- Google’s iTunes Competitor Will Likely Be Called Google Music. (TechCrunch)
- 6 Mashups of Music and Artificial Intelligence (Epicenter) Very cool stuff.
- Slacker adds station caching for offline listening to its iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps. (press release)
- The Harry Fox Agency has named Elizabeth Perri as Vice President of Marketing & Communications. Perri joins HFA from a VP slot at Vonage and will oversee the newly-structured marketing and communications department.
- EMI is closing their Netherlands and Belgium music publishing offices.
- Legendary music journalist and Rock & Rap Confidential editor Dave Marsh recently launched his own web site, Virtual Dave Marsh - "Music. Politics. Much of what lies in between".
- United Airlines is adding free Zune inflight audio on all United aircraft with up to 21 separate playlists programmed by Zune. (press release)
- Costa Pilavachi has been appointed Senior Vice President, Classical Artists & Repertoire, for Universal Music Group International. (IFPI)