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More Music Industry News: Sony Wants EMI, iTunes Live, AOL, Google Sues Indie, iPhone Sales & More

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This is the week that we should find out if EMI stays an independent company or is taken over its creditor Citi. Stay tuned for all the details and be sure to vote in today's poll. A rejuvenated NARM kicks off at the end of the week and there should be some important stories coming from this year's gathering. To make sure you didn't miss anything last week, check out REWIND: The Music Industry's Week In Review. We publish it every Saturday and it's becoming an industry must read.

  • image from www.hypebot.comSony says they may bid for EMI. (Hypebot)
  • A look inside Concord Records. (NY Times)
  • Apple file for iTunes Live trademark. (TechCrunch) Could mean nothing or a lot.
  • Damon Dash is going to relaunch the Roc-A-Fella hip hop label after signing a distribution deal with Universal Music's Island Def Jam division.  (CMU)
  • A leaked look at AOL's new home page. (Silicon Ally Insider)
  • F.C.C. Proposes Rules on Internet Access. (NY Times)
  • Why Google sued a tiny blues music label. (ars)
  • When it comes to the record industry, it's still a man's world – but how can this still be the case in the 21st century? (Guardian)
  • Watunes has added "Like" and other social features to its online distribution service.
  • The iPhone is grabbing more worldwide sales from Blackberry and smartphone sales are soaring according to a new report. (Business Week)
  • The Record Industry: Going Alternative. (Time) I've always found in fascinating what the main stream media thinks is happening behind the scenes in the music industry and this article is no exception.
  • R.I.P. - Crooner Lena Horne


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