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More Music Industry News: UMG Down, Music Apps, Higher Tix, Facebook Concerns, Radar & More

  • image from www.thetechherald.com Universal's Q1 revenue fell 13.4%  (FMQB)
  • Sony Pares Losses, Forecasts Profit. (NY Times)
  • Expect a Flood of Music Apps, Thanks to The Echo Nest’s Play.me Deal - The Echo Nest's API offers app developers a wide range of song information - and now, through this Play.me deal, access to music itself. (Epicenter)
  • Live Nation hopes to sell higher-priced tickets. (CNet)
  • YouTube adds unlisted videos. (YouTube)
  • UK digital radio claims 24% of listeners. - A rising share, up from 20.9% last quarter, is being  hailed as 'milestone in the UK's transition to a digital future'. (Guardian)
  • Topspin throws a parking lot party with bbq and Get Busy Committee. (LA Weekly)
  • image from www.tcd.ie FACEBOOK NEWS: Is There Life After Facebook? A look at leaving.. and the alternatives. (Bits) One of the reasons that some are leaving Facebook is privacy. The company has reportedly called full staff meeting for this afternoon to discuss the issue. (All Facebook)
  • Radar exits Beta, matches bands with hopeful music video directors. (TechCrunch)
  • R.I.P. - Music industry exec. Bob Mercer who signed the Sex Pistols while at EMI Music & CEO of "Now That's What I Call Music!" He was 65.


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