Sony Music's revenue is up despite the calamities its parent company faced. And in the U.K. for the first time a judge has ordered an ISP to block a web site with illegal content. Also, is Time Out a ticket-monger or a Groupon with reviews? And Google streamlines DMCA takedowns
Spotify users in the United States can now enjoy an artist radio function that mimics personalized Internet radio services like Pandora. But Pandora, Slacker and other personalized radio services need not feel threatened just yet. Spotify’s artist radio is a nice additional feature but not a game-changing production addition. Click through for the reasons why.
Our writer takes issue with a Metronome post comparing Warner Music Group and EMI. Also, Internet radio companies are having trouble getting into cars, Vringo hooks up with Ziango, and read some strongly worded legalese about the Jamie Thomas-Rasset case.
The Future of Music Coalition is undertaking a project that will answer two basic questions: what percentage of musicians’ income comes from each possible revenue source and how has that changed over the last ten years? The project’s intention is to deliver deep insight into an area where little hard data exists.
Former EMI exec Douglas Merrill recently repeated what many studies have shown: file-sharers are good music customers. So what does that mean for U.S. entertainment companies and ISPs who have agreed to fight piracy on broadband networks? Also, bands might want to wait on Google+, Hastings Entertainment raises its ceiling and Outbox CEO Fred Rosen's one-liners,