REWIND: Mulve Hits The Scene, Music Should Cost More Than A Latte, File-Sharers Go To Hell, & More
The music industry started the week out with a massive net attack that took down the sites of the RIAA and MPAA for a few hours. Then came the unexpected announcement that renowned music industry blogger Eliot Van Buskirk is leaving Wired and working for The EchoNest. MySpace is continuing its efforts to stay relevant in the changing climate and is looking to do a visual refresh of the site on the 15th of October. The Supreme Court may hear their first file-sharing case. As well, Spanish courts have ruled that YouTube isn’t liable for user uploads. The music download tool Mulve hit the scene and is looking to be the industry’s worst nightmare come true.
Rewind With Hypebot's Music Industry Week In Review:
- Indie label Asthmatic Kitty thinks Amazon is great. But, argues that their artist’s music are worth more than a latte.
- Mulve is a new download tool that could very well be the record industry’s worst nightmare come true.
- Members of the European parliament have adopted an initiative report that calls for harsher piracy punishments.
- Artists can find food Denver and use Better Than The Van to find a place to stay there while they’re on tour.
- MySpace Records has partnered with Downtown Music, a indie music marketing and distribution firm.
- Internet attackers forced the sites of the RIAA and MPAA offline this past Sunday.
- Hypebot takes a look at Billboard and tries to understand how the fall of advertising will affecttheir content.
- OK Go has signed on with Samsung electronics to fund their next viral video project.
- Trent Reznor is releasing the soundtrack for the movie The Social Network. Oddly, there’s no high-end grabs.
- A study has been released that indicates that fans are interested in spending more than $10 on artists.
- Metric is crowdsourcing the remix of their album and paying great dividends to fans who come out on top.
- There are more than five ways to ruin your relationship with your fans. Here’s a glance at how to avoid that fate.
- Music marketer Greg Rollett wrote up a case-study about how technology is changing the album release.
- Sarcasm or not, Elbow said that file-sharers have a special place in hell. Hypebot argued that’s not very likely.
- Bookstores charge their customers for the price of now. But, are they charging for what should be the bonus?
- Radiohead changed music and the industry around it. A look at musicians as journalists and music as events.
- 3D technology could be a boon the struggling industry. Hypebot says major labels shouldn’t get hopes too high.
- Hypebot asked the readers if artists in the digital age are more pressured to conform. Take a look at their views.
- Duncan Freeman of Indie Music Tech takes a look at the 10 resources that help musicians book gigs online.
- The RIAA has fundamentally failed to change the culture of file-sharing. Hypebot wonders why that is.
- Hypebot interviewed Michelle You, who is cofounder and Head of Product at Songkick; the live music database. (Part 1) (Part 2)