- PlayMPE, a digital delivery system used by labels to service promotional music, was hacked last week and a number of albums were leaked as a result. AbsolutePunk posted an email PlayMPE sent a letter to one of the band’s whose release had been taken from its servers. "[W]e already have his first and last name, country and city of residence, photo and array of other indentifying info,” the company said of the hacker. PlayMPE is part of Vancouver-based Destiny Media. The company’s revenue rose 86% to $870,000 in its second quarter ending February 28, 2010. PlayMPE’s revenue rose 106%. (AbsolutePunk)

-- EMI Music chairman Charles Allen is said to have backed off the suggestion of selling off divisions of the company, This is Money reported over the weekend, but “is understood to be keen to renew attempts to strike a sales and distribution pact with rivals for the company's business in the Americas.” This comes from the five-year strategic plan Allen has submitted to Terra Firma chief Guy Hands. Terra Firma plans to take this strategic plan to investors in seeking additional funding to meet its debt covenants and prevent Citigroup from taking over EMI. (This is Money)

-- Washington DC’s 9:30 Club turns 30. The Washington Post has a great interactive feature on one of the country’s best venues. It recollects the previous location and the move to its current location. Says owner Seth Hurwitz, “The new 9:30 doesn’t make as much money as most people think, but the club does pretty well. But the bulk of our money is now at Merriweather Post Pavilion.” (Washington Post)

-- Ben Sheffner gives a solid overview of Henley v. DeVore (read complaints) and each side’s brief. A quick recap: Don Henley sued Chuck DeVore for using parts of “The Boys of Summer” and “All She Wants to Do is Dance” in campaign videos critical of Senator Barbara Boxer. The key issue is whether DeVore’s use of Henley’s videos qualify as parodies and, thus, fair use. Henley argues DeVore’s videos comment on Boxer, not his music, and featured his music to drum up attention. DeVore argues his videos do indeed target Henley due to his liberal politics (Boxer is a Democrat, DeVore is a Republican). Sheffner thinks Henley is the more likely to win because “DeVore's videos target Henley only in the loosest sense.” (Copyrights & Campaigns)

-- A list of some results from Amsterdam’s Music Hack Day. (Music Machinery

-- German web site RLSLOG, home of new release information, was taken down. “RLSLOG.net was suspended by its German hosting company after removal request from law firm representing Universal Music, although we never hosted any files or copyrighted data on our server,” reads a notice on an otherwise blank page. “Our site is strictly informative.” In fact, RLSLOG only linked to illegal content rather than host the files itself. But editors highlighted infringing content and led people to the files. That’s different than the arm’s length indexing done by a search engine. (TorrentFreak)

-- Not only has My Old Kentucky Blog been redesigned, but Dodge Lile, the founder of the popular music blog, has launched his own record label. Roaring Colonel Records’ first signing is Burnt Ones. Roaring Colonel joins a growing number blogger-created labels that includes Autumn Tone Records (Aquarium Drunkard), Jaxart Records (Rock Insider) and Forest Family (Gorilla vs. Bear & Weekly Tape Deck). (Metromix Indianapolis)

-- CD Baby is now offering a per-song distribution option for a $9 one-time fee per track. The album option, with a $35 one-time fee, remains. In both cases, CD Baby takes a 9% distribution fee. (Hypebot)

-- Warner Music Group will conducts its fiscal second quarter earnings call at 8:30am ET on Thursday, May 6. (Press release)

-- The remaining assets of MP3 search engine Seeqpod have been acquired by Bloson.com. Seeqpod filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and never quite had a firm legal standing. Bloson.com is a platform that allows user to legally consumer media content and amass points that can convert into charitable donations. The site has videos, music and online shopping. (Press release)