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More Music Industry News: Indie MofS Chases File Sharers, Spotify’s 500k, State Of Net Music & More

  • image from 3.bp.blogspot.com EU indie label Ministry of Sound has sent letters to thousands of alleged illegal file sharers threatening court action. (Guardian)
  • Who’s Who In The New Music Gold Rush (paidContent) and their chart comparing cloud music services.
  • Santiago Menendez-Pidal has been appointed to head up EMI Music Publishing Australia as  Managing Director. Current managing director John Anderson will be leaving at the end of August, after a remarkable 34 years with the business.
  • Five Things That Could Topple Facebook’s Empire. (Epicenter)
  • LimeWire Store Announces Partnership With Merge Records - Partnership Expands LimeWire Store's Digital Music Offerings to Over 6 Million Recordings (press release). All part of an effort to appear as if it's business as usual despite the crushing legal defeat.
  • What is a £1m record deal? (BBC)
  • How Spotify plans to keep its 500,000 paying users loyal. (nextweb)
  • File-sharers: Expect a mountain of mail. (BBC)
  • UltraViolet Digital Movie Locker Would Let You Play Movies Anywhere. (HP)
  • The State of Internet Music on YouTube, Pandora, iTunes, and Facebook. (FastCompany)
  • Why music is good for you: A survey of the cognitive benefits of music makes a valid case for its educational importance. But that's not the best reason to teach all children music, says Philip Ball. (SA)


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