-- The Performing Rights Society, an organization of British songwriters, has agreed to commercial terms with music streaming site Spotify. (Times Online)

-- Related: Spotify has opened up its application programming interface (API) to third-party developers. This will allow users to access their Spotify account through a variety of devices such as mobile phone and video game console. The report says Sony, Logitech, Sonos and Microsoft are believed to be working on incorporating Spotify into their software and devices. U.S. users are still not able to use the growing streaming service. (Telegraph)

-- More on Spotify: Analysts rave about the music streaming service. Spotify is "the closest we've had that could be a mass market online destination," said Forrester's Mark Mulligan. Music executives love that it's legal. "The research we followed and our internal view suggests there is some migration away from illegal sites," said Michael Nash, Warner Music Group's executive VP of digital strategy and business development. (Bloomberg)

-- Saying its new prices reflect the costs set by record labels, Wal-Mart has followed the lead of iTunes by establishing its own three-tiered pricing system for MP3 tracks of $0.64, $0.94 and $1.24. (TechWhack)

-- An interview with Billy Bragg, activist and fervent opponent of business models that do not return a "fair" value to musicians. "The internet has incredible potential. It's not something to be afraid of. I sometimes worry that the British music industry - the big labels - are actually afraid of the Internet. I think it's the best thing to happen to artists since Thomas Edison invented the phonograph. It has that kind of potential." (Music Ally)

-- Warner Music and EMI-signed band Gorillaz are two of the initial clients of London-based Twitter Partners, a company that helps brands launch commercial services through Twitter. Twitter Partners offers to clients such service as customer profiling and segmentation, CRM and virtual focus groups. (New Media Age)

-- Robbins will close its Nashville office at the end of April. (Music Row)

-- Nokia's director of games talks about N-Gage, a platform Nokia is developing that will allow users to create games based on location-based technology. "One thing we'll begin to see more and more of is cross-service mash ups where we are utilizing APIs from the music store and building games that interact with music and music store - this could also be done for maps or, indeed, location. It's more of a business innovation for us as opposed to a technology innovation." (Nokia Conversations)

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