Thursday, May 8, 2008

Music News: 5-8-08



  • Video of Neil Young on the release of his archives on Blu-Ray disc and the state of the music industry. (OurDigitalMusic)
  • Backed by a former hedge fund manager, SOS Records has launched at with a business model that gives it away free on the net but sells physical version.
  • A new study from Arbitron and Edison Media Research found that at work radio listeners have jumped from 12% to 20%. (FMQB)
  • TorrentSpy, a torrent tracker that lost a copyright infringement
    suit from the Motion Picture Association of America has been ordered by
    a federal judge to pay 110 million in damages. (DMW)
  • Today, Laurence Trifon will be covering The SanFran MusicTech Summit for Hypebot. The one day event brings together developers in the Music/Technology Space along with the musicians, businesses and organizations who work with them “at the convergence of culture and commerce”.
  • MusicIP adds a board member, former Microsoft corporate vice president, Lindsay Sparks. Scott Lehr has also joined the company as vice president of sales, strategy & business development. (press release)


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