More New Music Industry News: Lala Price?, Artists Sue Labels, Tenenbaum, Chinese Crackdown & More
- What did Apple pay for Lala? $80 million (Media Memo) or $17 million (TechCrunch)?
- Music video site VEVO launches this evening. (Vevo.com) I've confirmed that unlike Sony and Universal, EMI does not have an equity stake in the new company. WMG talks continue.
- Google has added live results from Twitter to its search engine results. (NY Times)
- Canadian artists' lawsuit: major record labels are the real pirates. Between $50 million and $60 billion may be owed to musicians and artists in Canada, but not from your run-of-the-mill file sharers. The Canadian recording industry itself is being accused of massive copyright infringement, and the list of miffed artists just keeps getting longer. (ars)
- Yesterday the judge finalized the Joel Tenenbaum ruling (He owes $675,000.) and trashes Harvard Prof. Nesson for his chaotically bad defense (Techdirt, AP)
- Chinese Authorities Shut Down BitTorrent Sites - During the last two years the Chinese government has taken an aggressive stance against video sites they claim damage children’s health or undermine national security. In the last month they have taken further action, this time taking down several BitTorrent sites for operating without an appropriate government license. (TorrentFreak)
- RCA will release a
full advance stream of Alicia Keys' upcoming album, “The Element of Freedom,”
exclusively on her Facebook page. (press release)