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More Music Industry News: UMG & MTV Call Truce, FM Coming To Cell Phones, Facebook To Add Locations, uTorrent, Lennon & More

  • image from farm4.static.flickr.com Universal Music and MTV call a truce duting the VMAs (FMQB)
  • Radio and RIAA are demanding mandatory FM radio in cell phones as part of their negotiations on performance royalties. (ars)
  • MySpace has appointed Rosabel Tao as SVP of Corporate Communications.
  • Facebook May Make Location Announcement Wednesday (Mashable)
  • How Pitchfork Struck a Note in Indie Music. (TIME)
  • Can Hollywood keep hanging on to its aging business model? (LATIMES)
  • 7 Bizarre Hip-Hop Businesses That Have Nothing To Do With Music. (MTV)
  • Why iPad Magazines Won’t Be a (Really) Big Business for a While–and Why Prices Won’t Come Down, Either. (MediaMemo)
  • 4 Things Google Needs To Do To Beat Apple And iTunes. (BusinessInsider)
  • John Lennon letter to aspiring folk singer received nearly four decades later. (Telegraph)
  • Alternative History X: File sharing, MP3s, Napster, etc. don’t exist… (COS)
  • If you're sending your music to the industry read "7 Steps to Metadata Utopia" (Sentric Music)
  • image from www.robinhoodsplayground.com uTorrent Backs Artist, Bundles Album With New Downloads - Following in the footsteps of The Pirate Bay and the BitTorrent's distribution platform Vodo, uTorrent has embraced an artist of their own. Starting today, all new uTorrent downloads will be bundled with the latest album from PAZ, an up and coming musician who hopes to achieve stardom through BitTorrent. (TorrentFreak)
  • WORTHY CLICK: The Secrets of Songwriters. (WSJ)


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