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Music Biz News: Music Hack Day NYC, 7digital + Samsung, Pandora $’s, Apple’s Cloud, NMS & More

  • A standing room only Music Hack Day NYC produced a record 175 hackers built 72 hacks this weekend. Here's a full list of links to these often amazing hacks.
  • The big announcement action shifts to Barcelona and the Mobile World Congress. 7digital used the gathering to announce it's the download partner for the Samsung Galaxy S II Android smartphones shipping to 30 countries including UK, US & Canada.
  • Pandora’s Music Fees Are Huge! And Not That Bad. (MediaMemo)
  • Apple mulls turning MobileMe into a cloud film and music hub and wants to launch it by June. (CNet)
  • Online video usage has jumped 45% in a year. (Nielson)

6a00d83451b36c69e20133f58067d2970b-800wi More News:

  • How a song from the 2005 game Civilization IV won a 2011 Grammy. (ars)
  • The New Music Seminar begins in LA with the opening party tonight. Seminars and panels start on Tuesday and its not too late to get tickets.
  • Interview with UK UMG head David Joseph: "The music industry will survive the digital revolution." (Guardian)
  • Why I Hate the Grammys. (Slate
  • The return of the bedroom DJ. (Telegraph
  • Showing up in MySpace Music / iLike / Google One box results. (MusicanCoaching)
  • Five Reasons Why Facebook Will Never Replace Your Website. (NewSocialMedia)
  • The Beatles and the Dead: The New Business Gurus? (Tadeoplis)
  • Shazam vs. SoundHound: Battle of the Mobile Song ID Services. (LifeHacker)
  • No one got tickets to LCD Soundsystem's farewell show and now everyone is pissed. (AV Club, Village Voice)


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