More Music Industry News: 30K Piracy Letters, The Biz Of Lady Gaga, Spotify & More
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- 30,000 Internet Users to Receive File-Sharing Cash Demands - As many as 25,000 BT and 5,000 customers of other ISPs will be receiving shock letters demanding big payments during the coming weeks. Lawyers in the UK have been granted more court orders which force ISPs to hand over the details of individuals who they say have been monitored sharing hardcore pornography. (TorrentFreak)
- The Business Of Lady Gaga: She isn't the music industry's new Madonna. She's its new business model. (Forbes)
- Spotify plans to rock the U.S. digital music landscape early next year. (LA Times) I've had a Spotify press account for a year and it rocks. But the article seems to ignore that before the service comes to the U.S. skeptical rights holders have to approve it.
- Hulu U.S. video streams soar almost 50% in October, Google’s YouTube flat. (VentureBeat)
- Ted Cohen on Midem: "Sixty Days Out, So Much To Think About". (MidemNet)
- Rock Band songs now top 1000 from 390 bands. (Billboard.biz)