News Brief: Comcast Blocks Pirates, Google Music’s Future, Edgar @ Limewire Trial, Bandcamp & More
- Comcast is blocking all users from accessing the Pirate Bay. (TorrentFreak)
- Google is aiming for a full music service with internet radio and a download store, according to Billboard's sources. As I wrote yesterday, I wish Google (and Amazon) had waited to launch.
- WMG's Edgar Bronfman testifies at LimeWire trial: Impact on Warner Music was “devastating”. (MusicWeek)
- Direct to fan paltform Bandcamp has upgraded its album pre-order features. Fans can get 1 or more tracks when they pre-order, then on release the system automatically emails a link to download the full album. Pre-sales are now reported to SoundScan.
- Full Text Of The PROTECT IP Act Released: The Good, The Bad And The Horribly Ugly. (Techdirt)
- Billboard's Bill Werde blogs on SF Music Tech and the tech vs. label battles: "The gulf between the tech realms in SF and the music business centers in LA and NY has never seemed greater." (Music. And It's Business)
- Rachelle Friedman, the CEO of J&R Music & Computer World, was elected to an unprecedented fourth term as Chair of the Board of NARM.