Thursday, November 26, 2009

Music 3.0 News Roundup

Happy Thanksgiving for those of you who celebrate it. Here's a roundup of the relevant Music 3.0 (M30 - "em 3 oh" - for short) new thanks to Bruce Houghton's fine Hypebot blog:
  • 30,000 Internet Users to Receive File-Sharing Cash Demands - As many as 25,000 BT and 5,000 customers of other ISPs will be receiving shock letters demanding big payments during the coming weeks. Lawyers in the UK have been granted more court orders which force ISPs to hand over the details of individuals who they say have been monitored sharing hardcore pornography. (TorrentFreak)
  • The Business Of Lady Gaga: She isn't the music industry's new Madonna. She's its new business model. (Forbes)
  • Spotify plans to rock the U.S. digital music landscape early next year. (LA Times)
  • Hulu U.S. video streams soar almost 50% in October, Google’s YouTube flat. (VentureBeat)
  • Ted Cohen (one of the contributors in my Music 3.0 book) on Midem: "Sixty Days Out, So Much To Think About". (MidemNet)

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