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More Music Industry News: Smashing Pumpkins, IsoHunt, Holiday Sales, RouteNote & More

  • image from www.hitzonly.com Smashing Pumpkins and label settle lawsuits. (AP)
  • IsoHunt Asks Court to Legalize Its Operations - For more than a year, BitTorrent search engine isoHunt has chased the Canadian music industry in court. In an act of self-defense, the founder of the site has sued the Canadian branch of the RIAA, asking the court to legalize its operations. After an initial setback, isoHunt submitted a full claim to the court this week. (TorrentFreak)
  • Music Retailers: Holiday Selling Season Off To A Decent Start (Billboard)
  • Alicia Keys to perform live on YouTube. (YouTube blog)
  • Online music distribution service RouteNote has launched a desktop program to simplify the process of uploading music to iTunes, eMusic, Amazon and elsewhere. (press release)
  • Canada's record companies branch out - Loss of markets, retailers means dancing to a new beat. (The Star)
  • Big companies are dominating Facebook. (Epicenter)
  • Indie label Earache recently partnered with file host RapidShare to promote Gama Bomb's new album and the two are declaring the experiment a success. During the first days, the album received 10,000+ direct downloads from RapidShare via Earache's site and 30,000 elsewhere. Gama Bomb's previous album sold just under 7,000 copies in its first year. (press release)
  • Live Nation hires a new promoter team in France. (press release)


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