Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Music News: 6-4-08


> Bertlesmann is intensifying talks with Sony about selling its share of the Sony BMG label partnership. (NY Times)

> Retail giant f.y.e. is testing f.y.e. Tunes Filling Station mp3 download kiosks. (Fye Tunes)

> Tech journal ARS takes a look at Tunecore and the democratization of the music business. (here)

> EMI sells Christian music destination to Spinnaker Media. (paidContent)

> Tori Amos will go indie with her new release. (Billboard)

> The world's first Blu-ray music album is released in Norway. (DMW)

Spiralfrog > SpiralFrog adds EMI as its second major. Universal was first. (AP)

> EMI Music Publishing has extended its long-term relationship with Grammy Award winning songwriter and performer Ben Harper.

> imeem is adding short audio ads between some songs. (Ad Supported Music Central)


> EMI joins Universal in offering its catalog of recordings free via ad supported Qtrax. (press release) EMI also signed a deal with ad supported SpiralFrog. (FMQB)

> Yahoo is being sued by an Indian music company for copyright infringement. (PC World)

> Boston's Newbury Comics chain is selling $100,000 a month in vinyl records. (Boston Globe)

> Wolfgang's Vault has added download sales from its rare concert archives. (Reuters)

> Radiohead's catalog is up on iTunes both as albums and single tracks, something the band said it would never do. (MacWorld)

> Peter Gabriel launches personalized media reccomendation service The Filter. (AP)

> A look at a variety of products designed to offer improve music sound quality online and off. (USA Today)

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