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PM Update: Rhapsody Tries 60 Days Free, SocialEyes Launches Facebook Video, UMG Earnings & More

image from etc.usf.edu Hypebot publishes a morning roundup of music industry news every weekday morning prior to 11AM ET and when warranted will add a PM Update edition around 4:30PM ET.

  • Rhapsody will extend the free trial for its music service to 60 days in March as part of a promotion across all MTV Networks media properties.
  • SocialEyes, founded by ex-Rhapsody CEO Rob Glaser debuted today offering free video chat on Facebook. Since SocialEyes enables small group conversations, artists could, for example, offer online meet and greets.

MORE:

  • Universal Music Group's revenues grew slightly but earnings took a 23% drop. (Guardian)
  • The Guguchu.com direct-to-fan platform is adding d.i.y. ticket pre-sales on band pages. Fans get QR-codes, which can be scanned at the door off a printable ticket or their smart phone displays using an iPhone app.
  • Rick Mueller head of Live Nation's West Coast  is headed to competitor AEG


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