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Music Biz News: YouTube Wants Bed Intruder, Pirate Sites Shut, iTunes 10.1.1, ScoreBig, Midem & More

  • Is YouTube getting into more content creation? They are reportedly in talks to buy Next New Networks, the creators of such viral hits as "Bed Intruder Song". (NY Times) Also YouTube has transformed its home page into a giant news feed. (Mashable)
  • The MPAA and colleagues in The Netherlands have shut down about 30 BitTorrent, Usenet and other file-sharing sites. Accused of linking to movies, music, TV shows and games, at least one appears to be redirecting to the website of Dutch anti-piracy outfit, BREIN. (TorrentFreak)
  • Apple releases an fix and upgrade with iTunes 10.1.1 (MacWorld) A new Mac App store will open Jan 6th.

Hypebot Favicon More Music Industry News & Commentary:

  • ScoreBig sells tickets using the Priceline bidding model. (Mashable)
  • Indie Dangerbird Records continues its streak of strong signings including both The Limousines and The Fling.
  • Tuncore has changed its terms of use to reflect 90 second previews on iTunes.
  • Reed MIDEM has appointed Bruno Crolot as Director of Music Markets. Crolot will head MIDEM and oversee Reed MIDEM’s contribution to the inaugural US-based Rethink Music conference. He joins from Sony Music France where he was VP Digital Sales and Biz Dev.
  • Top-3 Touring Tactics: Lessons from Portland, Oregon. (CDBaby)
  • How Radio Works. (TuneCore
  • Record Deal via YouTube? Yes, It Happens... (MM)
  • Case Study: How Shpongle Went From Yelling At Fans To Embracing Fans. (TechDirt)
  • A revamped eClassical.com has shifted to a unique model - charging by length for downloads. (PCW)


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