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Music Industry News: Topspin Adds MP3HD, Windows 7 Phones, Metallica’s Indie Store Exclusive & More

Hypebot Favicon Yesterday may have been a holiday in hte U,S., but that didn't mean there wasn't breaking news everywhere.  Top on the list was Universal's new deal to contribute catalog to eMusic.  And don't forget to comment on MySpace's new logo. My reactions was... "What were they thinking?".

  • Topspin to distribute new mp3HD format. (Topspin)
  • Microsoft unveils plans for new Windows 7 phones. (NY Times) This could be good news for Zune. (Detroit Free Press)
  • Metallica will release 'Live at Grimey's'  in November exclusively via stores that support the annual Record Store Day promotion. (Noise Creep)

More Music Industry News & Commentary:

  • Why the CBC banned Creative Commons music from its shows. (ars)
  • Managing the infinite playlist: Today, virtually the entire musical output of humankind is just a click or a swipe away. But there may be a downside to this bountiful convenience. (OC
  • The wild, wild West's new sheriff has a tough job ahead of her. (GK)
  • Study: Social networking takes off globally. (CNet)
  • Tech industry to RIAA, radio biz: Keep your 'legacy technology' demands away from our cellphones. (LATimes
  • What happens at a Music Hack Day? (MM)
  • 'Operation Payback' Caused More than 550 Hours of Composite Downtime. (Press
  • Boardroom blitz: What happens when private equity gets it wrong? As Guy Hands prepares to do battle with Citigroup over his ill-fated purchase of EMI, Stephen Foley argues that for the deals inked before the credit bubble burst, things are about to get very ugly. (Indie)
  • If Apple and Spotify are headed for war, I know which side I'm on. (Telegraph


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