NEWS BRIEF: Bowie Eyes EMI Exit, Spotify + Windows 7, Rootmusic Adds, eBay, Songpier& More
David Bowie may leave EMI and take his catalog with him. His contract ends in January and he is reportedly in talks with Universal and Sony. (Telegraph)
- Spotify launched an app for Windows Phone 7 yesterday and announced a series of "Spotify Live" events in London.
- Rootmusic has added Facebook Likes and Comments for tracks to their BandPages app.
- Ivan Gavin has been named COO of Universal Republic & Island Def Jam. He held a similar post at RCA.
- eBay has launched eBay.com/Celebrity as a central place for celebrity charity auctions. Early participants include Katy Perry and Cher.
- Best Buy is closing all its UK megastores, and shifting to smaller stores.
- Free musician app service Songpier has added video streaming, analytics of views, device types and platforms and multi-artist label accounts.