More New Music Industry News: Spotify Adds France, iTunes & The iPad, Cameo Carlson & More
I'm in LA today for the New Music Seminar and hope to see many of you there. Please stop me at least to say hello. And don't miss the piece that Kyle Bylin posted yesterday. "Trapped In Cognition: The Plight of the Digital Age" is one of his most thoughtful essays yet. Read it and help spread it with a tweet, digg, link, etc. This one's worth sharing.
- Muzak emerges from Chapter 11. (AP)
- Towards a kinder, gentler "three strikes" for file-sharers.(ars)
- Spotify has moved from invite only to now offering its free music service to all in France. This should prove a major threat to struggling Deezer. (Spotify) Rumors have U.S. label and publisher talks stalled. But Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is in LA now and moving the ball forward is at the top of his agenda.
- How to make the iPad a better digital music device. (CNet)
- Grandma endures wrongful ISP piracy suspension and is vindicated. (Media Maverick)
- Apple’s Next Revolutionary Product: iTunes (Wired)
- Q&A: Universal Motown Exec VP Cameo Carlson (Billboard)
- Net Neutrality Won't Prevent BitTorrent Blocking - Ignited by the Comcast fiasco in the US, the concept of Net Neutrality has been brought into the mainstream resulting in planned government interventions. However, unlike the name suggests, Net Neutrality might not stop BitTorrent blocking and could leave us worse off than when this all started. (Torrent Freak)