Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Music News: 5-7-08


  • eMusic was forced to yank the Rolling Stones ABKCO catalog.
  • Zune expands its Marketplace and adds more social networking functions. (press release)
  • New EMI hires are being forced to take psychometric tests - a favourite ploy of the boss, which typically includes general intelligence tests along with a paper to determine a candidate’s abilities. (Telegraph UK)
  • Indie distributor IRIS has signed new deals with Alleviated, Labrador, Definitive and +1 plus direct artist deals with She Wants Revenge, Lou Reed, Larry Heard, Claude Von Stroke, and Lawson Rollins. (Billboard)
  • The winners of this year’s Webby Awards have been announced. Music winners is BBC Radio 1 Meet The DJ’s and, an EU music site with a heavy concert emphasis. Here’s a full list of winners.
  • Neil Young is releasing his entire catalog on Blu-Ray disc. (AP)
  • Whole Foods is jumping into the music game supporting select new releases. (Idolator)
  • eMusic has added the entire My Morning Jacket catalog. (eMusic)
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