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Music Biz News: New Sony Rootkit, EU Could Block EMI, Pandora Adds Board, MC Hammer & More

  • You Would Think Sony Knew Better Than To Install (Another) Rootkit. (Techdirt)
  • European indie music lobbying group Impala says it would fight an EMI merger with another label like WMG. In 2004 Impala held up the merger of Sony and BMG for 3 years. (FMQB)
  • Pandora has added former News Corp. president and COO Peter Chernin and former Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy to its board of directors.

Hypebot Favicon More Music Industry News & Commentary:

  • MC Hammer to release new song through social media app Flipboard (Mashable) In an age when an artist like MC Hammer can't sell his music, partnering with the latest social apps makes great sense. For Flipboard, however, can Hammer still deliver eyeballs?
  • Michael Kyser named Atlantic Records President, Black Music. (press release)
  • Borders and its 150 stores with music departments are close to bankruptcy. (Bloomberg)
  • BSkyB pub football ruling may have implications for music. (Music Ally)
  • The Case For The Almost-Extinct Music Album. (BarJoe)
  • Why Music Can't Just Be Free: The Artists' Side of the Story (Mark Mulligan)
  • 5 Basic Marketing Strategies for Musicians. (GenYRockStars)
  • Music hacks playing catch-up with technological. (IrishTimes
  • File sharing 'scourge' of music industry - ex-RIANZ boss. (3News)
  • iPad Apps: Best App for Discovering New Music (Atlantic)
  • Clay Aiken May Be Latest 'American Idol' to Get Dropped From Record Label. (TVSquad
  • Bandcamp sets its sights on conquering music industry, MySpace. (NYDaily)


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