More Music Industry News: Rock Band Opens, iTunes To The Cloud, EMI, eMusic Pricing & More
Live MIDEM coverage begins from Cannes tomorrow. I still have a few slots left on my dance card if you'd like to talk about my consulting services. I hope to see you all in the hallways and bars. And don't forget the Topspin Hypebot meetup Tuesday night.
- Tunecore will now prepare and deliver tracks to Rock Band via The Authority for $999. (Tunecore) Others are planning similar services.
- Apple's secret cloud-based strategy: The founder of MP3.com believes that Apple's purchase of Lala was about bring your iTunes collection to the cloud. (TechCrunch)
- It's now official: EMI has reached an agreement with FreeAllMusic.com, the ad-sponsored digital music download service. Universal and IODA have also signed with the service.
- WMG vs. Sony Pricing in the eMusic Catalog (DigitalAudioInsider)
- The members of the TicketDisaster.org coalition says that 25,000 consumers have directly contacted the Department of Justice urging the Antitrust Division to listen to their collective voice and block the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger. (press release)
- Is MySpace Records Slowly Going Under? (Paste)
- Sonicbids CEO Panos Panay: Promoting Consumer Brands with Indie Music (MidemNet)