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More Music Industry News: Mininova Goes Legit, Death Row, Open Mics Under Attack & More

  • image from mnstat.com Another One Bites The Dust: BitTorrent Giant Mininova Forced To Go Legal (paidContent) Think this will slow piracy? TorrentFreak offers 10 alternatives.
  • Death Row records standoff to continue in court. (Billboard)
  • image from www.huntingtonpark.org Royalty Collecting Groups’ Fees Shutter Open Mic Venues - Demand fees to compensate musicians and songwriters “just in case” a musician plays a copyrighted song, but rather than pay these huge costs many owners, 50% in St Cloud, Minnesota alone, are deciding to get rid of live music altogether. (ZeroPaid)
  • iPhone users spend more money..and not just on Apple hardware. (Fast Company)
  • Metal Band Sybreed Asks Fans To Film An Ad For New Album (Dotted Music)
  • Mobile downloads a problem for proposed 3 strikes laws. (p2pnet)
  • Facebook swipes a users vanity url. (Register)
  • The Free Music Archive, another interesting way for new artists to spread their music, adds curated playlists. (ReadWriteWeb)
  • Is Apple not worried about unlicensed iPhone lyric apps? (Music Ally)
  • Are Entertainment Industry Tactics Working? (MikeMasnick on Techdirt)


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