Music Industry News: Yahoo Cuts, SXSW Accelerator, mSpot Beats iTunes & More

  • Major layoffs confirmed at Yahoo. (Epicenter) Rumors are that Yahoo's already small music initiative just got smaller.
  • SXSW's Accelerator showcase for music tech startups is thriving this year according Chris Valentine, who runs the event. They had more than 400 companies apply this year compared to 196 last year.
  • Here’s Your iTunes in the Cloud, For Your iPhone – But From mSpot, Not Apple. (MediaMemo)

Hypebot Favicon More Music Industry News & Commentary:

  • RIM launches Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry. (FM)
  • Daft Punk's Tron Legacy soundtrack is unexpected, and wonderful according to ars technica and Disney and Apple have launched the first iAd for the iPad to help promote it (CNet)
  • Forrester Study: Radio Listening Down, Internet Usage Equals TV. (FMQB)
  • Facebook Mark Zuckerberg named Time Magazine's Person Of The Year
  • Downtown Music has hired Dan Lieblein, previously of Cherry Lane Music Publishing, to serve as Chief Financial Officer.
  • You Ask, We Answer: Why Are Online Song Preview Samples So Short? (NPR)
  • Entertainment Industry Admits Suing Pirates Not a “Solution” (ZP)
  • A Snapshot of the Public BitTorrent Landscape. (TF
  • Year In Review: How Eminem Ruled 2010. (Vibe
  • CEO Sit-Down: Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Talks Fundraising, The Music Industry & More. (Complex
  • A Look Back At 2010, The Year Digital Grew Up. (BI
  • Court: You do not own that copy of WoW you bought. (Ars)
  • Mass antipiracy suits looks less certain. (Cnet
  • Is Indian music industry losing battle against piracy? (sify)
  • TuneIn Radio: Local Radio on Your Smartphone. (Gigom
  • Netlabels: Release, Remix, Repeat. (BB


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