Music Industry News: Last.fm Album Previews, Viral Tips, Richard Branson, Topspin, YouTube & More

  • Last.fm launches Recsplorer offering full length album
    previews of a grwoing number new artists. (Music Ally)
  • How To Make Your Music Video Go Viral: 10 Tips From
    Cee-Lo, OK Go & More (Mashable)
  • The best music download services. (Telegraph)
  • Artist’s death highlights indie music’s problems. (Korea Herald)

Hypebot Favicon More Music Industry News & Commentary:

  • As The Pirate Bay Guys Lose Their Appeal, When Does Google Regret Not Coming To Their Defense? (Techdirt)
  • Virgin's Richard Branson is the latest media mogul to launch a major iPad-only magazine. (DF)
  • Topspin adds more robust reorder system and split payments.
  • YouTube to pay royalties to filmmakers in France. (ars)
  • Listen to This by Alex Ross – review. (Guardian
  • Ready to move to a bigger city for your music? (NRP
  • Behind the music: Motown – a pop factory with quality control. (Guardian)
  • Just in case you were distracted by the holiday and not paying attention to every piece of music industry minituia, we've got Rewind: Hypebot's Music Industry Week In Review.
  • Mininova Dwarfed A Year After Going ‘Legal’ - After a lost legal battle, Mininova removed millions of torrents to avoid having to pay millions of dollars in fines. In addition, new uploads were restricted to approved publishers only, a choice that expectedly dwarfed the site’s traffic and user base in the year that followed. (TorrentFreak)
  • Don’t litigate, just negotiate. (FT)


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