Rewind: Terra Firma Loses, Apple Extends Song Previews, 2K Artists On Ping, Spotify Pays & More

  • Terra Firma loses to Citigroup in court, Roger Faxon responds.
  • Spotify is on track to pay labels $60M in 2010, will it let them in?
  • Apple moves to 90-second song previews—better late than never.
  • MP3tunes has asked the judge to reject the lawsuit EMI filed.
  • Intern dissects how hit single sales are redefining album success.
  • Two months since launch, Ping has only registered 2,000 artists.
image from media.scout.com The Music Industry Week In Review:
  • This is an interesting interview with the indie group Hollerado.
  • News Corp has given Myspace just months to improve the site.
  • Jammie Thomas verdict rendered; she’s charged 15$ million.
  • An exclusive look at how DJ Shadow markets from the road.
  • Hypebot asked what your most pressing industry issue is.
  • The delocalization of culture is a reason behind music piracy.
  • Youth 12-24 are attending 50% fewer concerts this decade.
  • An offline and anonymous file-sharing network has launched.
  • This week Hypebot got a nice mention in The Washington Post.
  • Live Nation Q3 is down; a look at how to monetize the concerts
  • There’s good reason to send a person instead of an email.
  • A look at four songwriters shaping hits in popular music today.
  • Hypebot asks if merch sales offsetting lowered music sales.
  • This is an interview with the co-founder of Kickstarter. (Pt.1 & 2)


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