REWIND: eMusic Loses Indies, Beatles On iTunes, Facebook Hurts Marketing, WMG To Buy EMI & More

  • eMusic lost indie labels on relaunch, now has variable pricing.
  • The challenge of raising activity with passivity in music fans.
  • Facebook's new messaging system makes marketing harder.
  • Reports say that iTunes deal with the Beatles is not short-term.
  • Insights into WMG's stance on revenue streams and Google.
  • WMG is also planning on buying EMI for a sum of $750M.
  • How Indaba Music Harnesses Cognitive Surplus. (Part 1, 2, & 3)

image from media.scout.com Rewind With The Music Industry Week In Review:

  • Do PROs hurt artists' creativity and weaken local music ecology?
  • Myspace collaborates with Facebook to stop dwindling traffic.
  • Songkick shows the top ten best places to see a rock concert.
  • How the battle between EMI and MP3tunes shapes cloud music.
  • An argument for fan funding made by singer songwriter Bleu.
  • A look into how Garth Brooks harms the incomes of other artists.
  • Hypebot asks does litigation drive innovation in media piracy?
  • What users want: MP3 player on steroids vs. a radio on crack.
  • It's official and underwhelming, the Beatles are now on iTunes.
  • An interview with Dave Cool on the indie artists and their rise.
  • The music industry must build the future, protect the present.
  • A video history of musc and why fan funding matters today.
  • There are opportunities for music industry coverage to do better.


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