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NEWS BRIEF: Google Music + T-Mobile, RIAA vs. ReDigi, Nokia + Echo Nest, TAG Adds Asia & More

HypebotFavicon Google Music will probably launch without 2 major labels on Wed., but it has signed indie aggregator Merlin. They may also have a few tricks up their sleeves, including a partnership with T-Mobile who sent invites to an after-party at the same LA location.

  • RIAA wants ReDigi out of the business of selling "used" iTunes tracks. (ars) What took them so long?
  • Nokia has launched MixRadio, a Pandora-like music service powered by The Echo Nest. (All ThingsD)
  • TAG Strategic has partnered with blueFROG to form a digital consultancy serving India and Asia. blueFROG combines a live venue in Mumbai with a promotion, licensing and distribution agency.

MORE:

  • Universal Republic & Island Def Jam, named former Jive EVP of Peter Thea as its Executive Vice President with a focus on A&R.
  • Spotify is now available in 10 countries with today's launch in Austria.
  • MobileBackstage is expanding its mobile fan club platform to Android.
  • eMusic has launched Scenes a music discovery iPad app that tells the stories behind influential and underground music scenes.
  • Music streamer Rdio will now come pre-loaded on Kobo, an eReader with over five million users worldwide.
  • Warner Bros. Records' national director of pop promotion Keith Rothschild is leaving the company at the end of the year.


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