Music Industry News: New DDEX Standards, Mobile Takeover, Social 50 Chart, Eurosonicbids & More

  • Major Digital Music Players to Adopt New DDEX Standards (press release) Missing form the list are several major labels, Amazon and iTunes.
  • Smartphones and Tablets Take Over in 2011, Researchers Say. (NY Times' Bits) So, what's you're mobile strategy?
  • Billboard Debuts New 'Social 50' Chart (Billboard)
  • Eurosonic Noorderslag and Sonicbids have launched EuroSonicbids, a joint venture that financially rewards European festivals to book emerging EU talent. It will create as many as 800 slots across 400 festivals.

Hypebot Favicon More Music Industry News & Commentary:

  • YouTube has launched a skipable TrueView ads (TechCrunch) and Personalized Channels
  • Media Audit Study Compares Radio Formats To Other Media (FMQB)
  • Pop will eat itself: Today's hottest musicians are too busy making movies and selling perfume.The secret of a long career is a decent back catalogue - and their indifference is killing the music industry. (Indie)
  • What Press Releases Do That Twitter Can’t. (WAMM
    Why we sell Third Man records on eBay. (Guardian
  • 'The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop' by Dan Charnas follows the money. (NYD)  
  • AirPlay Direct And CD Baby Announce Strategic Marketing Partnership.
  • The Evolution of Digital Distribution. (MC)
  • Why forgetting about copyright for a bit might be a good idea. (Midem)
  • Don’t Just Make New Fans; Keep Them. (WAMM)
  • US indies body welcomes piracy site shutdowns. (CMU
  • Bands and brands. (Part One And Two)
  • Secrets of the "New Music Industry" that the "Old Music Industry" Doesn't Want to Know. (EFF)
  • Justin Bieber Swears Off YouTube For Facebook, Unwittingly Steps In Copyright Minefield. (Forbes)
  • "Hire me or eat sh*t": accusations fly over DIY P2P defense kits. (Ars
  • How Two Outcast Rappers Built an Insane Clown Empire. (Wired)
  • Amazon has released its December offering of 100 Albums For Just $5 Each.


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