Music Biz News: Grooveshark, Facebook Stats, Performance Rights Act, Soundcloud, Irwin & More

  • Grooveshark doesn't officially endorse OMP3 in their current iteration
  • Is the Performance Rights Act back in play again? (FMQB)
  • SoundCloud Hits 3 Million Registered Users (Mashable)
  • Facebook Now Has 149M Active Users In The U.S.; 70% Log On Daily (TechCrunch)

Hypebot Favicon More News:

  • Did The Record Labels Kill The Golden Goose In Music Video Games? (Techdirt)
  • The Economics of Streaming Music (Cynical Musician)
  • Can you really teach A&R?  A new course offers students a chance to learn A&R. But can instinct and passion be taught in a classroom? (Guardian)
  • Los Amigos Invisibles Documentary: A Musical Time Capsule (Alt Latino)
  • Former Sony Music/Epic records exec Randy Irwin has been named President of Skyscraper Entertainment Ventures, whose operations include: film production house Two Tall Boots, label/publisher Turnout, Venture Capital fund Sidearm Group, strategic marketers Backbeat Industries, and Departure Artist Management (Brite Futures, Letters and Lights).
  • T-Bone Burnett Blasts Changing Music Industry at 'Shaken, Rattled and Rolled' Party.  (HollywoodReporter)


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