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More Music Industry News: MySpace Refresh, YouTube Not Liable, Twitter, CDBaby + Ping & More

Hypebot Favicon Over the last few days we've written a lot about the ongoing changes at MySpace and alluded to an October 15th relaunch. A spokesperson reached out yesterday to let me know that there isn’t exactly going to be a “relaunch” that day. Rather, starting this fall users will start to see a "visual refresh" of the site.  I stand corrected and ready to be refreshed.

  • Spanish court says YouTube not liable for user uploads. (ars) There's a trend here...
  • mSpot shares some impressive stats for its music locker service. (Billboard)
  • Twitter will reportedly release its own real time analytics solution later this year. (Mashable)
  • CDBaby artists are now being submitted for inclusion in iTune's Ping.

More Music Industry News & Commentary

  • Let the music do the talking: With music artists battling to make the big bucks previous generations enjoyed, and brands fighting to gain credibility with young people, a mutual need for long-term partnerships has emerged. (MarketingWeek)
  • The Sixteen Best Sites to Hear Free Music. (URLesque
  • Dave Haynes of SoundCloud: Love, Music & APIs: Why the music industry should embrace developers. (Midem)
  • Pioneering the Future of Music: Social Media Music Charts. (NMS)
  • Why Social Media Is Pioneering The Future of Music. (NMS)
  • The rise and fall of the music video. (Music4.5)
  • 9 tips on how NOT to pitch to journalists (bloggers especially). (DavidChaitt)
  • Success, somewhere over the Double Rainbow: With YouTube, Facebook, and iTunes, the internet enables us to obtain fame with just a few clicks and a dream. (CS
  • Can “Real” Hip-Hop Survive in This Lingering Recession? (AP)
  • OurStage, the SUBWAY chain andClear Channel Radio have kicked off a nationwide competition, SUBWAY FRESH ARTISTSÔ, which will give one unsigned music arti or band the chance to open for the Goo Goo Dolls at an upcoming concert.
  • The Harry Fox Agency has linked with digital distributor IODA to provide with a back-office solution for rights administration including the ability for IODA’s clients to qucikly clear digital licenses in the U.S..
  • Sonos has introduced the Sonos Wireless Dock (WD100), an accessory to the Sonos Multi-Room Music System.which enables users to play music from their iPod or iPhone in every room of the house. It will be available for $119 by the end of October.


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