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More Music Industry News: Facebook Revamps, Glaser Gets Job, BlueBeat, Slingshot & More

  • image from www.tcd.ie Facebook will announce simpler privacy controls today, responding to consumer demand. (NY Times)
  • RealNetworks' founder and chairman Rob Glaser is becoming a partner at venture capital firm Accel Partners. (CNet)
  • Controversial website BlueBeat gets an iPhone app - The Californian website injuncted for selling Beatles catalogue downloads at 25 cents a pop last year has refused to let a little legal difficulty hamper its progress and has expanded its reach to the iPhone.(Register)
  • MySpace to shut down social media incubator Slingshot. (Valleywag)
  • Chinese music translation service 88tc88 has partnered with Grooveshark. (press release)
  • Next BIG Nashville and Leadership Music Digital Summit have united to create a week-long conference and festival. The combined events will take place September 28 – October 2 in Nashville, TN. (American Songwriter)
  • Democrats in the U.S. House and the Senate have announced plans to "update" the Communications Act, following recent debates over who has authority over the nation's rules governing the communications industry. (FMQB)
  • Android Music Versus iTunes: When Open Isn’t Quite As Open As It Might Appear. (Mark Mulligan)


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