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More Music Industry News: RapidShare CEO Out, MXP4 Gets $4M, Anti-Piracy Deal & More

  • image from 2.bp.blogspot.com RapidShare Ditches CEO Bobby Chang - RapidShare’s CEO Bobby Chang has left the company with immediate effect. The Switzerland based file-hoster announced that Chang, who headed the company for years, is no longer deemed the right leader to successfully serve the interests of users and partners in the future. (TorrentFreak)
  • MXP4 Raises $4 Million Funding For Its Interactive Music Widgets. (paidContent) Play with a MXP4 widget for for K'Naan after the jump below.
  • Indie artists The Layaways get their first statement from Spotify and it ain't pretty. (Digital Audio Insider)
  • The until now secret negotiations over a global Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) have led to a draft document. The talks include the US, EU, Japan, Korea, Australia, NZ, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore, and Switzerland. (pdf of draft)
  • FreeAllMusic completes private beta phase. (Music Ally)
  • Music Reports, a provider of music rights administration services in the U.S., and Audible Magic, who offer media identification and copyright tracking services in the U.S., have formed a partnership to offer music publishing licensing and reporting solutions for broadcasters, websites, and other digital music users. (press release)
  • BFM Digital, a digital music distributor, has partnered with independent publisher The Royalty Network, to launch Toasting Music, a new label focused on Reggae content. The first release, 18 & Ova, a riddim is out now.
  • Verve Music Group, the jazz division of UMG has partnered with HDtracks to offer its catalog as 96/24 high quality downloads. (press release)
  • Rock life - Music writer's latest book speaks to the 'Drooling Fanatic' in all of us. (Concord Monitor)
  • Direct to Fan – the art of the house party. (Dave Kusek, Future Of Music)


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