News Brief: U.S. Music Sales Fell 1.3%, Grooveshark Surprised By Google Snub, Second Internet & More
- U.S. music sales fell 1.3% in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same period last year, according to Nielson SoundcScan That's a lot better than the 6.1% decline in the first quarter of 2010.
- Will Facebook announce a Groupon clone at a press event today? (SAI) More needs to be done to explore how the music industry can use it to sell music, mech and tickets.
- Stephen K. Friedman has been promoted to president of MTV. He has been general manager since 2008 and will helm MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV.com, MTV Hits and MTV Jams.