Music Industry News: U.S. Piracy Bill Advances, Music Patents, MySpace Mashup, Nimbit & More

  • Senate committee approved strong online Anti-Piracy Bill. (DMW) Another Senate panel approved a domain name seizure bill. (CNET)
  • Patent Office Issues New Version of Patent on Net Music Files. (EFF)
  • RIAA to court: Lime Wire violated injunction. (Cnet
  • MySpace announced a new Mashup With Facebook yesterday that provides a custom unified interest stream. Further Facebook integration is on tap as MySpace tries to drive new traffic. (Hypebot)

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  • Direct to fan platform Nimbit has  released an upgrade and plans more in the coming weeks. Available now are faster loading storefronts with a streamlined checkout, new instant storefront pages, and optimizations to their dashboard.
  • Online video service Audiotube has cut a global content and syndication deal with Merlin on behalf of its cache of indie labels. Audiotube also recently announced partnerships with Dolby and Nokia.
  • Music industry's business model 'is extortion'. (MSN
  • Behind the music: Funder pressure. (Guardian
  • Click to Download: the Beatles, Girl Talk and the Producers. (Guardian)
  • Jay-Z: The emperor's state of mind. (IT)
  • 'American Idol' plotting more business-like hurdles for contestants. (LATimes)
  • Hard Choices: Richard Branson. The British mogul on parting with his beloved Virgin Records to help save Virgin Airlines, and contemplating a merger with another carrier. (BW

 


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