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Music Biz News: Google Music Update, TuneUp Grabs $6.3M, Spotify, Net Fines, Neutrality & More

  • Google Music debuting via Android 3.0 (Fierce Mobile) More proof the Google Music is coming soon...
  • TuneUp, the #1 plug-in for iTunes, which makes sense of jumbled music collections, announced a second closing of its Series C funding that brings the total to $ 6.3 million. The additional $2 million was provided by  Ventures. The company has raised $8.5 million to date. (MarketWire)
  • Spotify is For the Amateur Musician. (Technoratti) For may, Spotify is about discovery over revenue.  The big question is how to turn exposure into revenue, which we'll be discussing at SXSW.

Hypebot Favicon More News:

  • File-Sharers Start Handing Over $1,000 Each in Bizarre Amnesty Program. (TorrentFreak)
  • Rally around net neutrality with Public Knowledge. (CashMusic.org)
  • XL Recordings, the record label that's tearing up the rule book. Only sign artists you really like, give them free rein, have no regard for business. "XL Recordings boss Richard Russell reveals the secrets of surviving in the music industry." (Guardian)
  • ReverbNation will be exanding it's Control Room App for iPhone to Android and Blackberry in April. The app provides ReverbNation profile and song stats, posting to Twitter, Facebook and Myspace, and the ability to collect and send of fan emails. (ReverbNation)
  • Google vs. Apple for Digital Content. (PBS)
  • Music labels see smartphone streaming as the future. (TechRadar)
  • Canadian Music Industry Sues isoHunt – Last Year?! (ZeroPaid)
  • High-End Headphones Maker Skullcandy Files for $125M IPO. (DMW)
  • Sonos adds XM satellite radio to its multi-room in house stereo system.
  • Death Of Nokia's 'Comes With Music' Shows That 'Free' With DRM Is A Losing Proposition. (TechDirt)


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