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More Music Industry News: Google vs. Blogs, Music Game $’s, Dr. Dre, App Store Challenge & More

Hypebot Favicon It's a light news day in the U.S. perhaps thanks to the semi-holiday President's Day, but Hypebot will be watching and publishing developing stories throughout the day. This week's music industry action shifts to Barcelona and The Mobile World Conference. I expect the announcements to be a bit less dramatic then in recent years as mobile operators retreat to more realistic expectations of music as part of their product and revenue mix.

  • image from vhirsch.com The day the music blogs died: behind Google's musicblogocide. (ars)
  • Viacom CEO: We Need To Pay Less For Music In Videogames. (Billboard)
  • Dr. Dre has filed a lawsuit against Death Row Records, the legendary label he co-founded with Suge Knight, over unpaid royalties for his 1992 album, The Chronic. (FMQB)
  • Two Dozen Carriers Worldwide Unite Against Apple’s App Store (paidContent) Pay attention to this.  Soon just building an app for the iPhone may not be enough...
  • Entertainment Industry Get Their Own 'Piracy Police' In The Justice Department. (TechDirt)
  • MySpace Stream Architect Monica Keller Jumps To Facebook (TechCrunch)
  • REWIND: The Music Industry's Week In Review


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