More Music Industry News: Payola, HMV, Ultimate Chart Imposter, The Other Live Music Biz & More

  • App Turns Google Into Music Locker Before Google Has The Chance. (Epicenter)
  • image from www.ninthlink.com Univision has agreed to pay $1 million in a settlement with the FCC over payola allegations. The case involves "an isolated group of employees" at Univision Music Group between 2002 and 2006.  Univision Music is now part of Universal. (FMQB)
  • Facebook to Advertisers: Get More Social (AdWeek)
  • HMV's new hmvdigital service invigorates music downloads market. - The 'top 40 singles @ 40p' offer marks HMV out as a major MP3 provider. But once the offer ends where are the cheapest deals? Nabeelah Jaffer tracks them down. (Guardian)
  • image from musically.com Eric @BigChampagne tweeted that those of us following @ultimatechart on Twitter - the name of his wonderful new comprehensive online music chart - are following an imposter that "stole our logo, trolling for followers...we're working with twitter to shut it down."
  • Record companies are trying to save the music CD. (Philly.com)
  • Reminder: Big Concerts Are Not All Of The Live Music Business. (Techdirt)
  • Help us spread the word about the Hypebot Hit Song Contest.  We're giving away $5000+ in prizes and having some fun along the way. (more)



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