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More Music Industry News: WordPress Troubles, Grooveshark, Guy Hands, Spotify & More

  • Millions of WordPress hosted and WordPress VIP blogs have gone offline several times in the last 12 hours. (Mashable)
  • Grooveshark Wins Discovery Ruling in UMG Copyright Suit. (Law.com)
  • Guy Hands Special Report: Guy Hands, Citigroup and the fight for EMI -  One of the best ways to get inside the head of British private equity boss Guy Hands is to study what gift he gives for Christmas. For years, Hands has sent friends and business associates a book he has recently read along with a letter discussing the work. The gift is designed to be both thoughtful and thought provoking. (Reuters UK)
  • Social and local features have doubled Spotify’s subscription rate. (Music Ally)
  • For musicians, economy is the mother of invention. - Enterprising music makers are turning to the Internet and micro-financing through donations. (LA Times) Sam Phillips is the featured example/
  • Five Things Old Media Still Don't Get About The Web (THECHi)
  • Apple releases iTunes Connect Mobile for developers. (MacWorld)
  • $1 Billion Fine for LimeWire, $75 Million for BP's Oil Spill - Huh? "I think we can all agree that BP's 'missteps' were just a wee bit bigger than LimeWire's. So, why is LimeWire the one getting knocked around?" (PC World)
  • RIP: Veteran William Morris and Premier Talent music agent Barbara Skydel.


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