Music Industry News: Virgin To Add Spotify, EU Downloads Subsidies, Bing Links Facebook & More

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  • Virgin Media is set to partner with Spotify on a subscription-based music service after plans for its own unlimited music download offering stalled. (Telegraph UK)
  • EU OK's French plan to subsidize the cost of legal downloads in a move to fight piracy. (Reuters)
  • sees U.S. launch – find the cheapest mp3s. (TechCrunch EU)

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