Music Industry News: Operation Payback Slows, Yahoo Layoffs Loom, Hard Work Of Genius & More

  • Yahoo is reportedly about to lay off 10-20% of it's workforce. (TC) 
  • Will This Holiday Be As Fruitful As Years Past? (DailyRind
  • Ping adds Twitter integration, but still no Facebook... (Hypebot
  • The Music Industry Attracts Investors To MIDEM. (Press)
  • Operation Payback: That's All (for now), Folks. (Slyck)
  • Harmonix Sale Signals Meltdown of ‘Plastic Instrument’ Biz. (Wired)

6a00d83451b36c69e20133f58067d2970b-800wi More Music Industry News & Commentary:

  • Check out the live Q&A at Noon ET today via ustream with Tunecore CEO Jeff Price here.
  • CD Baby artists now receive discounted pricing on Ariel Publicity's suite of PR services including the ReviewYou package.
  • Congrats to Danny Dee Aguayo on landing a great gig as assistant to Topsin CEO Ian Rogers. He siteth at the right hand of...
  • BitTorrent Inventor Bram Cohen On BitTorrent’s Future. (TorrentFreak)
  • Kanye West, George W. Bush And The Problem With Feelings. (Record)
  • The New World Order of The Music Business. (TheNextWeb)  
  • Time banks and the new creative economy. From musicians to health workers, huge numbers of people can benefit from the skill-sharing and cooperation that timebanking generates. (Guardian
  • D.I.Y. Musician: Get Out There. (EMRemix
  • No You Can't. Is genius a simple matter of hard work? Not a chance. (WSJ
  • Digital distributor The Orchard has upgraded its proprietary Release Builder product to add muti-album uplaods and on the fly compilations and changes. 
  • Analytics firm Next Big Sound has partnered with SoundExchange to deliver $741,000 in unclaimed royalties.


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