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Music Biz News: 26 Labels vs. IsoHunt, Songkick Gets $2M, Deezer Goes International, Vevo & More

  • Record Labels Sue isoHunt for Millions  - 26  record labels have sued Canadian BitTorrent site isoHunt for allegedly facilitating copyright infringement on a massive scale. The labels hope to shut down the site nat get $4M in punitive damages. (TorrentFreak)
  • Songkick raises $2 million to help people track, catalog live music. (TechCrunch)
  • Music streamer Deezer goes international: The company used the Mobile World Congress to announce it wants to expand by partnering with mobile operators, offering a similar partnerships to  the one it has with Orange that has attracted 500K users in France. (TelecomPaper)

Hypebot Favicon More News:

  • An in depth and revealing look inside Pandora via the detailed documents filed with their IPO. (RAIN)
  • Apple Rolls Out Long-Awaited/Feared Apps Subscription Plan (Media Memo)
  • The Grammys had an audience of 26.5 million viewers according to Nielsen. It's the music award shows best showing since 2001.
  • VEVO and festival Bonnaroo promise a "very special announcement" on both their web sites at Noon ET today (Tuesday).
  • A strange turn in dancing baby vs. Prince case. (Cnet)
  • Aspiro and Telenor have launched the WiMP music service in Sweden. WiMP differentiates itself by using local editors to shape content and playlists. (press release)
  • 3 Email Marketing Tips For Musicians. (GenYRockstars)
  • Music Hack Day NYC Winners: Invisible Instruments, Crowdsourced DJs and More. (Epicenter)
  • Pop stars in the transmedia age. (Guardian)
  • Will Radiohead's The King of Limbs save the music industry? (Guardian
  • My Music Anywhere in Best Buy. (MusicWeek
  • Illegal downloading is suffocating the music industry. (Telegraph)
  • New tech allows music lovers to play iTunes on any device. (SiliconRepublic)
  • Ok, Everyone Can Calm Down About Sony and iTunes. (PCworld)
  • Screaming Justin Bieber Fans Using Camera Phones To Capture Snippets Of Movie Premiere Berated For Piracy. (TechDirt


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