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-- On Monday the BPI released a study called “Is There A Commercial Argument For ISP Music Services” in which ISPs are told they could make good money by getting into the digital music market. British ISP TalkTalk did not care for the advice. “TalkTalk thanks the BPI for its strategic business advice,” a TalkTalk spokesperson told TorrentFreak. “Though some may question the value of such insight from an industry which has failed to acknowledge the impact of new technology on its own business models and is pressing the Government to criminalise its biggest customers.” (TorrentFreak)

-- The West Hollywood Planning Commission has given a green light to the planned House of Blues project that will incorporate a hotel, residential condos, commercial restaurant space and a huge digital billboard. Combined Properties, the developer of the project, will return to the Planning Commission on March 20 for an official approval. The structure would pretty much sit right on top of the Live Nation-owned music venue. Live Nation has the lease on the property until 2025. (Curbed LA)