Music Industry News: Song Link Site Raided, Net Neutrality Vote Delayed, Who Is Ayi Jihu? & More
Happy Thanksgiving to those readers that celebrate it. While our post schedule will be lighter, we will be working through the break to keep you up to date, as well as, to share a bit of fun. Be sure to check in between stuffing your face and napping.
- Music Linking Site Raided By Dept. of Homeland Security - A large file-sharing link site dedicated to rap and hiphop music and news has been raided by the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The servers of RapGodFathers, a site with close to 150,000 members, were seized and moves put in place to take over its domain name. (TorrentFreak)
- FCC Delays Net Neutrality Vote — Again. (Wired)
- Grooveshark raises VIP service prices. (Grooveshark)
- Who the hell is Ayi Jihu? Global superstar or massive PR hoax? (China Music Radar)
- Why Drop 50K? Artists, Labels Build Their Own Apps For Less. (Evolver)
- Don't get left behind: Hands on with Facebook alternative Diaspora. (Mashalble)
- Are dead artists keeping the record industry alive? (EW)
- You Ask, We Answer: What Exactly Is A 360 Deal? (NPR)
- 24 hours post launch of the Romplr's new remix app, it’s in the top 5 in iTunes app store.
- Is My Grandmother Smarter Than PCMag? (My Response to PCMag’s RIAA P2P Debacle) (ZDNet)
- RIAA Misfires, Grazes PCMag.com. (PCWorld)