Music Industry News: France Says Yes To YouTube, RIAA Pushes, Musician + Author = Crap & More
(UPDATED) Despite the RIAA's best efforts, as of today Mulve is still online. To be clear, I'm not a supporter of unauthorized file-sharing; and though I understand the desire to shut down the biggest offenders, they aren't going away. Mulve is a reminder that the industry needs to put it's efforts elsewhere and give consumers legal choices that generate revenue for labels and artists.
- French music industry reaches deal with YouTube. (AP)
- Musician + Author = Crap - This week musician Ben Folds (formerly of the Five) and rock-obsessed novelist Nick Hornby (High Fidelity) released a collaborative record called Lonely Avenue. (Boston Phoenix)
- RIAA Claims That If COICA Isn't Passed, Americans Are 'Put At Risk' (Techdirt)
More Music Industry News & Commentary:
- A new study from the Library of Congress details the challenges of preserving digital music. (NPR)
- Surprise! U.S. CD sales will be flat this holiday shopping season. (Nielson page down) Now flat is the new up...
- Pandora adds in-home connected devices to its ad platform.
- On the rise music conference and festival New Noise is will be held Nov 4-6 in Santa Barbara, CA. More info here.
- BitTorrent preps live streaming technology. (ZDNet)
- SMALL CHANGE: Why the revolution will not be tweeted. (MalcolmGladwell)
- Ripping MP3s from CD: Legal conflict. (MyBroadband)
- Was Bono's back the straw that broke Live Nation? (Independent)
- Who’s left standing if downloading is dead? (Music4.5)
- iPods--and more insidious noise--are ruining your teen's hearing. (PsychologyToday)
- The Town: Where We Grow Up Matters! Arcade Fire's video shows that our neighborhoods can shape us. (PsychologyToday)
- Four Uses For Twitters New Video And Photo Features. (Music180)
- The Oral History of Matador Records, Part One (MySpace)