More New Music Industry News: Music Hack Day, Open BitTorrent Still Open, Vinyl, Indie India & More
- The next Music Hack Day takes place in Stockholm Sweden on January 30-31.
- Swedish Court Refuses To Order Shutdown of OpenBitTorrent - Last month, the Swedish ISP Portlane was sued by several Hollywood movie studios for hosting OpenBitTorrent, claiming that the tracker is a re-branded copy of one previously operated by The Pirate Bay. Now the Stockholm District Court has rejected calls to order the shutdown of the tracker. (TorrentFreak)
- TheBanded.com is the latest web site that encourages bands to upload music and fans to vote for them.
- Vinyl frontier: Why records sales are soaring again - By reissuing classic albums on vinyl, the industry has convinced fans to purchase music that they've already bought on CD. (Guardian)
Record labels must face the music - Instead of trying to criminalize its customers, the music industry should be looking at innovative ways to make filesharing work. (Guardian)
- Keith Jopling: Real consumer insights can still create value for innovative music services. (MidemNet)
- New York City based 2050 Music Design appoints Margarita Sullivan as General Manager. (press release)
- India's new license to rock - Forget Bollywood. India's independent music scene is headed in entirely new directions. (Global Post)