More Music Industry News: Flash Ban, Vivendi Reports, HMV Falls, Taco Machines & More
- What Apple’s Flash Ban Means For Music. (Billboard.biz)
- Universal Music Group (UMG) parent company Vivendi said its performance in the first quarter of 2010 was in line with expectations and predicted a modest increase in profits for the full year. The company also announced the appointment of Lucian Grainge, Co-CEO of UMG, as a member of the Vivendi Management Board. He will take up the position of CEO of UMG on January 1, 2011, succeeding Doug Morris, who will remain as Chairman. (FMQB)
- BPI and The Pirate Bay clash at London music industry debate. (Music Ally)
- eMusic has extends its digital music club rewards initiative to the UK. Dubbed the eMusic A+R Access + Rewards program, UK eMusic members will get offers and discounts from select music partners.
- UK music retailer HMV's sales fall 10%. Group pins hopes on boost from release of Avatar on DVD and new Amy Winehouse album following 'difficult' start to the year (Guardian)
- Yahoo looses another exec: Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president for the consumer products group, is leaving the company after little more than a year on the job.(CNet)
- Michael Robertson on music in the cloud: A Billion Taco Vending Machines = Bigger Taco Industry