Music Biz News: Grateful Dead Gaming, Bieber.ly Shutdown, YouTube Rules, Android Grows, & More

  • Music is consumed 3X more via YouTube than via legal downloads according to a Nielsen survey. (Midem)
  • Developer Curious Sense is working with the Grateful Dead and Rhino to develop a Grateful Dead Social Game for online and mobile devices. (Forbes). Prior to the August release they are surveying Deadheads
  • Justin Bieber URL Shortener Bieber.ly Shuts Down After Cease And Desist. (TechCrunch)

Hypebot Favicon More Music Industry News & Commentary:

  • Android is the big growth story of 2011 (Music Ally)
  • Chart: Venture Capital Fund Raising At A Seven Year Low (Business Insider)
  • John Porter and 3 other industry vets have formed The Creative Entertainment Network, an artist marketing and distribution company.
  • Napster has renewed its mechanical administration deal with The Harry Fox Agency.
  • Announced at NAMM: Nimbit is offering discounts to users of ProSonus.
  • 10 iPhone Apps for Music Lovers (Mashable)
  • Apple to report FY 11 First Quarter Results via conference call. The dial-in number for press is (888) 710-3987 (toll-free) or (913) 981-5526 on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 2:00 p.m. PST/5:00 p.m. EST
  • Scan to notify illegal sharers. (DH)
  • Behind the music: Why music education cuts could be a dumb move. (Guardian)
  • 6 Reasons You’re Being Social Media Ignored. (SBT


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