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More Music Industry News: MySpace Co-Prez Exits, Guvera Stats, Facebook’s $800M, Masterbeat & More

  • image from mddailyrecord.com MySpace Co-President Jason Hirschhorn Exits. (Hypebot
  • MySpace Calls For Branding Help In Advance Of Site Relaunch.(paidContent)
  • Guvera gives first stats on its ad-supported music service. (Music Ally)
  • Chris Anderson and Malcolm Gladwell debate free. (Nielson)
  • Report: Facebook's 2009 revenue was almost $800 million. (Mashable)
  • Measuring popularity in online music: social media, maths & the influence of fans.(Interactive Cultures)
  • Dispute Over File Sharing's Harm to Music Sales Plays Again. (Chronicle Of Higher Education)
  • Music marketer Scott Feldman shares some early results from his test comparing the Topspin and Nimbit platforms. (ScottFeldman.net)
  • TuneCore has partnered with Jango Internet Radio for a TuneCore Artist-only radio station. TuneCore will program a playlist of 57 songs by 57 artists bi-weekly. (Jango)
  • image from stylishcorpse.files.wordpress.com Assassinate a Pop Star By Illegally Downloading Music: Anti-piracy campaigns come and go every other month – most of them are either endlessly boring or end up becoming an object of ridicule. A new one just launched takes the form of a site which appears to offer free downloads from top artists, but with a twist. Clicking to download results in various pop stars meeting a grisly end by a bullet to the head or a careless hand grenade. (TorrentFreak)
  • What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from OK Go. (ReadWriteStart)
  • Masterbeat Corp, an online music retailer, said that it has signed a letter of intent to merge with AudioStreet, a privately-held conglomerate of media website communities focused on music-based content. (press release)


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