Morning Heds: Facebook Wants Vevo, Wikipedia's SOPA Traffic Surge, Simon Cowell Calls Self 'Too Cocky'
Morning Heds: Facebook Wants Vevo, Wikipedia's SOPA Traffic Surge, Simon Cowell Calls Self 'Too Cocky'

Facebook in talks to replace YouTube as Vevo's host
CNET

Facebook has held talks with Vevo about moving the music-video service away from YouTube and over to the social network's platform, sources with knowledge of the talks told CNET.

Digital Notes: Grooveshark Copyright Suit and Its Unusual Evidence
by New York Times

Mr. Resnikoff, an outspoken chronicler of the music industry who calls the case "flimsy," said he had had no communication with the label on the matter. But Universal's suit hints that it may have more extensive evidence.

Wikipedia shows traffic uptick during SOPA protest
CNET

Millions of people still flocked to Wikipedia despite a blackout of its encyclopedia.

Anonymous' Megaupload Revenge Shows Copyright Compromise Isn't Possible
The Atlantic Wire

Anonymous' devious and speedy campaign to undermine the defenders of copyright yesterday served both as revenge for the loss of Megaupload and a demonstration of the futility of trying to police the Wild West of the Internet.

Why the feds smashed Megaupload
Ars Technica

In a 72-page indictment unsealed in a Virginia federal court, prosecutors charged that the site earned more than $175 million since its founding in 2005, most of it based on copyright infringement.

Sony, Panasonic debt ratings cut on TV losses
Reuters

Japan's Sony and Panasonic both had their debt ratings downgraded on Friday by Moody's Investors Service, which cited concerns about continued losses in their TV divisions, two weeks ahead of their earnings announcements.

About All Those Active Google+ Users...
AllThingsD

As part of its earnings call today, Google announced that it had registered more than 90 million users for its new social network, Google+. But registered user counts are generally a cop-out, since they're prone to be inflated by abandoned accounts. So Google also took its first crack at giving an active Google+ user count. Kind of.

Simon Cowell: 'I got too cocky'
BBC

Simon Cowell says his ego has been 'put in check' after a year of falling ratings and controversy surrounding his TV shows.

A Feminist Guide to Country Music
Flavorwire

Country music doesn't have much of a reputation for sticking its neck out on the gender-equality front. But there are plenty of rock-em sock-em female country artists out there, and plenty of anthems about women fighting back - or just plain fighting - in the country oeuvre

Tech the star at NAMM musical instrument show
USA TODAY

Sales for the $6.6 billion industry rose 3% in 2011, which NAMM President Joe Lamond attributes to "innovation in technology products," growth for guitars ...

2012 NAACP Image Awards Nominations in Music: Beyonce Leads the Pack

AceShowbiz

Beyonce Knowles receives five nominations, all of which put her in a battle against Jill Scott, for the upcoming 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards.

Business Is Booming for the Grateful Dead
RollingStone.com

But another big reason for the new push is the group's desire to introduce its music to 15-to 24-year-olds who never got to see the Dead with Jerry Garcia. Hence Dead skateboards, lunchboxes and the ICM-backed Dead movie and their version of Monopoly...

Paul McCartney 'I wanted to do this with the Beatles'

Guardian
Paul McCartney's new album "Kisses on the Bottom" revisits childhood favourites

J. Tillman Leaves Fleet Foxes, Other Members Form New Band Poor Moon
Pitchfork

Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman has left the band, according to a post made yesterday on his Tumblr. "Back into the gaping maw of obscurity I go," he wrote in the farewell message. "Tokyo is my last show with the Foxes. Sorry if I was distant and obtuse if we ever met. Have fun." That show takes place tomorrow night at Studio Coast in Tokyo.

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