Monday, May 12, 2008

Music News: 5-12-08



  • Project Playlist, which is being sued by the major labels, says it will shut down if it can’t make licensing deals. It’s also solicited the help of some heavy hitters including ex-RIAA head Jay Berman. (cNet)
  • Sire Records president Michael Goldstein is exiting the label to start a new one for management giant Q Prime. (FMQB)
  • After less than a year, Michael Bloom has left the Rhapsody America joint venture where he had served as GM. (Billboard)
  • Bertlesmann AG, half of Sony BMG, reported smaller quarterly losses thanks in part to an end to old Napster payouts. (FMQB)
  • Madonna has named Stub Hub her official ticket scalper…I mean re-seller. (WSJ)
  • Check out two available Summer and Fall music industry internships
  • A look inside the $50 million joint venture between Rhino and the Frank Sinatra estate. (FT)
  • is celebrating the 29th Anniversary of The Machine - America’s Top Pink Floyd Tribute with a week of Floyd quotes and videos.

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