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Rewind – The Music Industry’s Week In Review: Sales Decline, Cloud Music, ZapTunes & More

  • RealNetworks launched Unifi, a new music and media cloud service.
  • Nielsen SoundScan reports U.S. album sales were down 13% in 2010.
  • Reports say that a U.S. launch could've killed Spotify due to costs.
  • ZapTunes plans to relaunch its fraud as a social network, look out!

image from media.scout.com More Rewind:

  • Portishead's Geoff Barrow dismisses new media album promotions.
  • From 2000-2010, the RIAA spent over 90 million on lobbying efforts.
  • SoundCloud embeds content ID tech to protect their sound creators.
  • Pandora is going to start showing up in Toyota and BMW cars now.
  • Digital-only record label X5 Music has landed $9.09 million in funds.
  • MOG's app will now come as a standard install on Verizon Androids.
  • Slacker Radio previewed their streaming service and new iPad app.
  • Hypebot interviewed the COO of Rdio on the start of their company.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that promotional CDs can be resold.
  • BitTorrent reached 100 million users; here are five insights to know.
  • RootMusic got $2.3 million in funds to help build Facebook pages.
  • Spotify thinks that the URL will become the universal music format.
  • Hypebot interviewed the CEO of Thumbplay Music on their service.
  • Jon Ostrow tells how artists can use probabilistic promotion tactics.
  • What do the masses really think about pop music? Not a whole lot.
  • In the wake of looking for a buyer, MySpace may start firing people.
  • If you've wondered why bar music is so loud, you should read this.


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