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More New Music Industry News: UK OK’s Ticketmaster/LN Merger, Spotify Update, Tapulous Goes Indie & More

  • image from newtonstudios.com The proposed merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster got a big boost on Tuesday when British regulatory body the Competition Commission dropped its objections and approved the deal. U.S. opposition remains. (Guardian)
  • Spotify biding time for the right contracts before U.S. debut. (VentureBeat)
  • EU telco TDC Play, which already offers unlimited music downloads at no additional cost to their mobile and online subscribers has added unlimited music streaming. (press release)
  • Why The Record Labels Are Still Confused: The Difference Between Transformative And Incremental Change. (Techdirt)
  • Big Music: damn the numbers, give us antipiracy laws anyway. -  If P2P use is declining or holding steady without new "antipiracy" laws, are those laws still needed? Music trade groups say yes. (ars)
  • Tapulous bringing in $1 million per month and adding more indie music. (DMW)
  • I've been adding a few great books to Hypebot's New Music Industry bookstore on Amazon.(here)


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