AM BRIEF: Apple Mourns, Google Music "Twist", EMI Rumors, Viacom vs. YouTube, HypeM Hits 1M & More
Apple missed earnings projections for the first time in almost a decade, but promised robust iPhone 4S sales to make it up. They've also updated the Remembering Steve page to include tributes from Jobs fans and their retail outlets will close briefly today in tribute.
- Android chief Andy Rubin confirmed that Google is "close" to launching a music download store, but unlike competitors, Google's offering will "have a little twist - it will have a little Google in it."
- EMI rumors have Citi less than pleased with lower offers and considering holding on to EMI until the economy shifts. I can't imagine they think a label in limbo is going to be worth more in a couple of years.
- Viacom tells appeals court that YouTube profited from infringement, so no Safe Harbor. (ars)
- Boostrapped mp3 blog aggregator The Hype Machine has passed 1 million users (TNW)
- Downtown Music Publishing has promoted Sean McGraw to Vice President, Licensing Administration and hiring of Young Hwang as Vice President, Royalties.
- Music rights deals 'keeping Pandora out of the UK' (Telegraph)
- GMusic Unites Google Music Locker with Apple iOS (Evolver.fm)