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AM Biz News: Parker Wants WMG, Rdio Opens API, AOL Music App, Twitter Shuns Devs, OMP3 & More

Hypebot Favicon We post a roundup of music business news mid-morning (ET) each weekday and when warranted add a PM update late in the afternoon. For breaking news follow @hypebot on Twitter.

  • Napster and Facebook wunderkind Sean Parker is part of the leading group trying to buy Warner Music. (MediaMemo)
  • Music streamer Rdio announced the public availability of their API and a new affiliate program.
  • AOL enters the app business with social music app Play that it describes as "Instagram for music". (Mashable)

MORE:

  • Twitter tells third party developers to stop making Twitter clients. (ars) This can't be good news for all of us depend on these clients to manage multiple social media accounts.
  • Canadian Music Week 2011 Indie Awards winners.
  • Q & A: Lee Winterson, CEO and Founder – OMP3.org. (TheMusicVoid)
  • Eventful opens NYC office and appoints 2 new executives. (DMW)
  • Alliance Entertainment has acquired Edge Entertainment a music and film distributor serving indie and college retailers.
  • Facebook to test a Groupon inspired service. (Bloomberg)
  • Rock of ages: what role does music play in your home? (SFGate)
  • The Future of Digital Music Start-Ups is Not in Canada. (Torontoist)
  • Abandoning Physical – Some Calculations. (TheCynicalMusician)
  • Twilio is powering a number of the hottest mobile start-ups at SXSW. (Bits)
  • Sorry for some misc messages in your RSS and Twitter streams over the weekend.  We were testing mobile setting before we head to SXSW Music.


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