AM BRIEF: EMI Updates, Google Music Leaks, Copyright Debate, Seeger Occupies, UMG & More
(UPDATED) This could be the week we learn about the sale of EMI, most likely as a split company (recorded music and publishing). In another blow to the music group, still huge UK star Robbie Williams has left for Universal.
- Google’s new Music Store will feature tight integration with Google+. (TheNextWeb) Limited song sharing will also be part of the download store, which is reported to be launching in 2 weeks.
- Important media and music discussion spreading across the web: "Who Cares What Jefferson Thought About Copyright?" (Copyhype)
- Folk music legend Pete Seeger joined in the Occupy Wall Street protest Friday night, replacing his banjo with two canes as he marched with throngs of people in New York City’s tony Upper West Side past banks and shiny department stores. (Pollstar)
- Despite the economy, arts fundraising is up 5%, but its mostly coming from and serving whiter, richer and older audiences. (NPR)
- Here's quite a job listing: "Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), a division of the Universal Music Group (UMG), is presently seeking a Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Brand Development in the company’s Santa Monica, CA location." (LinkedIn)
- The Guardian Digital Innovation Awards (formally the MediaGuardian Innovation Awards) is open for entries with award categories ranging from 'tech guru of the year' to 'best new app'. (info)