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More Music Industry News: MTV Scores Mobile Ratings, Micro-Payment Wars, Ustream Multiview, Sean Parker & More

Hypebot Favicon Welcome to another week of the new music industry follies.  This week's news actually began over the weekend with a massive net attack that took down the RIAA and MPAA web sites for hours. Somehow I've got the feeling that this is just the beginning...

  • MTV’s Video Music Awards Scored Mobile Ratings Success As Well (paidContent)
  • Facebook’s Virtual Currency Push Hints at Micro-Payments Battle (Epicenter) Since selling music is about trying to make money on 99 cents transactions, its disappointing that the music industry is not taking more of a lead here.
  • Ustream and Zac Brown Band Team Up For First Multiview Concert Stream (Mashable)

More Music Industry News & Commentary:

  • Canadian Music Industry Spokesperson Claims User Generated Content Supports 'Piracy' (Techdirt)
  • Will anything stick with consumers in the digital age? (Billboard)
  • VOTE: IndieMusicTech has a quick survey that asks artists, labels and music industry professionals how they incorporate music technology into their daily operations. (IndieMusicTech)
  • Rock's a hard place: Get rich on big CD sales? Not happening, not anymore. Bands like Philly's Free Energy work for a living, online and onstage. (Philly)
  • With a Little Help From His Friends: At 19, Sean Parker helped create Napster. At 24, he was founding president of Facebook. A profile of Parker. (VanityFair)
  • Tales of the TOS: we can throttle P2P whenever we want. (Arstech
  • 29 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed. (Mashable)
  • Swedish Pirate Party Fails To Enter Parliament. (TorrentFreak
  • When the music fades: US musicians' healthcare crisis. (guardian)
  • How YouTube provides outlet for singer with tourette's (CNet)


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