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Music Biz News: MySpace Layoffs Begin, Doug Morris, Verizon iPhone, Hit Song Science & More

  • MySpace layoffs begin:  MySpace China slashes staff and CEO (Digital Trends) As the company looks for a buyer, the bulk of the layoffs will reportedly happen today and total as much many as 500-600 of its 1000+ staff. (more)
  • New reports are surfacing that UMG Chairman Doug Morris is try to negotiate an early exit from his Universal contract to head Sony. (Bloomberg)
  • Built your iPhone app yet?  Verizon is expected to announce it will begin selling the iPhone today at 11ET. (live coverage)

6a00d83451b36c69e20133f58067d2970b-800wi More Music Industry News:

  • Facebook begins all users to its new Profile design ... like it or not. (TechCrunch)
  • Universal donates 200,000 vintage recordings to U.S. Library of Congress. (LA Times, NPRNYT)
  • What Makes a Hit Song? Science Tries to Find the Answer. (Evolver.fm) I wonder what Jay Frank thinks of this.
  • Hacked iTunes accounts are no longer for sale in China. (PC)
  • More Music Sold Than Ever Before, Despite Piracy. (TorrentFreak
  • Five Ways The Verizon iPhone Will Change The Mobile Landscape. (TC)
  • Lessons Learned: Virgil Dickerson with Suburban Home Records. (PC)
  • YouTube For Music? That’s SoundCloud, Says Alexander Ljung. (MM
  • Better Grooveshark Adds Lyrics, Ad Removal to the Web-Based Music Service. (LH)
  • RIP rock'n'roll? Professor of pop reads the last rites. (Guadian)
  • Rap Pioneer Bobby Robinson Dies at 93. (AOL
  • EMI End Near. (TMV
  • Live & Dangerous: Great Concerts from Around the World. (HP)


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