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More Music Industry News: Google Sues Indie, NME, Spotify, Canadian DMCA, BandCentral & More

  • image from www.isical.ac.in Google sues indie label Blue Destiny Records and RapidShare over copyright claims. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Internet Killed the MTV Star - A new breed of director is taking the music video in audacious directions. (New York Magazine)
  • NME taps Webjam to expand its online community connecting fans with bands. (press release)
  • Wired's Epicenter crowdsources creation of a song using Indaba. (Epicenter) Very cool and shows the potential of Indaba.
  • Spotify will launch in the Netherlands on May 18th according to reports. (TechCrunch EU)
  • Ad-funded music battle intensifies - Online music streaming services are strengthening their position in the market to prove they’re a viable platform for advertising, after gaining momentum in user numbers and revenue this year. (Marketing Week)
  • Canadian DMCA bill expected next month. (Techdirt)
  • image from chinwag.com UK-based direct-to-fan platform BandCentral has launched with an ad-supported service at no cost, and a premium service for $9 per month. The online service is designed to provide artists a “BandHub” to manage tours, fan lists, merchandise, finances, and more.
  • HOW TO: Cultivate Your Brand’s Super Users (Mashable) It's not about music per se, but there are some real lessons here.


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