News Brief: Exec Fleisher Exits WMG, Sony -$3B, Google vs Apple Music, B.I.G. As Product & More
WMG's Vice Chairman of Strategy and Operations Michael Fleisher is leaving after helping to structure the music group's recent sale. "I have made the decision that now is the right time for me to leave the company to return to a leadership role in a growth-stage venture," he said in a statement. I guess that top execs are finally admitting that WMG isn't a "growth stage" venture?
- Sony stumbles: Did Stringer's makeover fail? (Reuters Special Report) A tax charge led Sony into $3 billion loss. (FT)
- Google Music vs. Apple Music: Who Wins? (Motley Fool)
- Why Apple Might Be Your Best Bet for This ‘Cloud Music’ Thing (Epicenter)
- Google blocks Android movie rentals from rooted devices, blames DRM (ars) "...yet another example that Android's openness only extends as far as it benefits Google."
- Notorious B.I.G. To Be Marketed As A Product - The estate of the late Christopher Wallace (aka Notorious B.I.G.) has a deal with Brand Sense Partners to churn out a range of products bearing the rappers name and likeness. (Undercover.fm via @DannyDee)
- How the iPad is a true digital audio workstation. (CultOfMac)