Music Biz News: Facebook Changes, MySpace + Google, UMG $790K Lobbying Bill, iTunes & More

  • Facebook confirms outage amid new design roll out. (CNet)  Plus a new registration tool is designed to make it even easier for web site visitors to sign on to that site using their Facebook account. (MediaMemo)
  • Myspace renews Google advertising and search deal. (press release)
  • Universal Music Group spent $790K lobbying in 3Q (MIR)

Hypebot Favicon More Music Industry News & Commentary:

  • End of Year: Worst Artist Marketing Ideas. (WAMM
  • Whatever Happened To Live Music: The Future Of Gigs and The 100 Club With Jeff Horton (L4E)
  • Apple iTunes 10.1.1 Update Causes Problems for Some Users. (Yahoo)
  • Record Labels Angry That Hadopi Isn't Kicking People Off The Internet Fast Enough. (TechDirt)
  • Ted Cohen: Spotify, Grooveshark and LimeWire Walk into a Bar (MidemBlog)
  • RealNetworks CEO Aims for Growth in 2011 After Cuts. (BB)
  • Berkleemusic.com is debuting new online course “Music Supervision” beginning January 10th. Students will learn the tools and creative approaches, negotiation techniques, and licensing practices essential for artists and others interested film or TV placements. More info here.
  • Behind the music: Why are musicians more likely to suffer from depression? (guardian)
  • Make your own tree-branch iPod dock. (Cnet
  • Sound Check: The shop that Jack White built. (TIL


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