News Brief: Morris Unhappy, Allen Wants EMI, Topspin Discounts, SoundEx Shuts SWCAST & More
- The outage of Sony's Playstation and Music Unlimited networks continues. (more)
- Doug Morris is reportedly unhappy with the status quo at Sony Music and holding meetings to decide what to do about it. (Wayne Rosso)
- Former Sony President and Chairman Norio Ohgo died Saturday at 81. He was credited with puhing for Sony's development of the CD and into music including the acquisition of CBS Records.
- Charles Allen, the former chairman of EMI Music, says EMI "should be sold as a whole" and is keen to partner with a wealthy investor to buy the music group in which he once held a key role. (Telegraph)
- Topspin has added Label Accounts - discount pricing for 3 or more accounts.
- SoundExchange requested that the hosting ISP that SWCAST.net be disabled for non-payment of royalties. SWCAST was a "provider of blanket music licensing and enhancement services for online radio stations, but never passed money from small broadcasters along to SoundExchange. (AllAccess)
- An interview with music industry and social media big thinker Nancy Baym. (Boston Phoenix)
- Another Reason Songs Should Be Apps: Permanent Ownership (Evolver.fm)
- WORTH WATCHING: Still in beta, Rexly is a mashup of iTunes & Facebook "making you the ultimate social mixtape".