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REWIND: Spotify Lost $26.5M in 2009, The Beatles Sold 2M Tracks, The Long Tail Meets we7 & More

  • Figures published by Spotify indicate a loss of $26.5M in 2009.
  • Will Spotify come to US without all the major labels on board?
  • The Beatles sold over 2M tracks in their first week on iTunes.
  • Mike Feibach talks about the merch approach of DJ Shadow.
  • Hypebot spoke with we7 CEO on the long tail and choice theory.
  • How do rating systems in music services affect exigent songs

image from media.scout.com Rewind With The Music Industry Week In Review:

  • Ticketmaster has added new social features to their website.
  • College goer shares her thoughts on concerts and file sharing.
  • Indaba Music has launched a new opportunities marketplace.
  • Artist talks about the challenge of breaking through the clutter.
  • Amazon added on the ability to send MP3 gifts to your friends.
  • TuneCore CEO shares his thoughts on going direct to iTunes.
  • Label concerns on piracy may stall Google Music launch date.
  • Lawsuit between MP3tunes and EMI may enable cloud music.
  • Rank 'em has revamped their website, adding song playback.
  • Groupon sold Rihanna's album for $5 as a deal-of-the-day.


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