Music Biz News: Apple & Pandora Sued Over Apps, Musicians We Lost, CityVille Explodes, Arcade Fire & More

  • Apple and a number of iPhone app makers including Pandora were sued Monday for allegedly helping advertisers secretly create profiles of iPhone users, including their location, without their consent. (Epicenter)
  • In Memoriam: Musicians We Lost In 2010. (NPR)
  • Are you a resident of CityVille yet?  Zynga's CityVille has blown past Farmville and is exlploding on Facebook. It's obviously a great place for bands to be.  Have any Hypebot readers explored marketing music or reaching out to fans on CityVille? We'd love to hear from you.

Hypebot Favicon More Music Industry News & Commentary:

  • Vinyl record manufacturing gies green. (Brooklyn Based)
  • Heavy Facebook users may have weighty amygdalas (ars)
  • Damn the singles! Arcade Fire will remain an "Album Band," Butler says. (RTT)
  • Tired of crummy MP3 sound? A new device will make your digital music truly sing. (Slate)
  • Pitchfork staff lists their Year In News 2010
  • RapidShare Shows MPAA/RIAA: We Can Lobby Lawmakers Too - RapidShare discovered that they had been reported by the MPAA and RIAA to the US Government for being one of the world’s “most notorious pirate markets”. Now, RapidShare has hired a Washington based lobbying firm to represent its interests.(TorrentFreak)


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