The UK music industry revealed it might block Grooveshark, industry leaders talked about digital marketing at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Conference, and Fast Company outlined how music is impacting the technology sector.
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A study revealed search engines do not significantly impact music piracy rates, the NMPA redirected a copyright infringement lawsuit against a popular YouTube channel, and Presskit.to and Songkick released an EPK-creating Facebook app.
Beats Electronic announced it will launch a music subscription company, a study showed streaming music services are boosting music economies and hindering piracy, and the RIAA offered a non-monetary settlement in an attempt to wrap up a music piracy case.
The RIAA accused Google of failing to punish pirate websites, a survey showed growth in the musical instruments and equipment industry, and Billboard decided to incorporate YouTube Plays into its chart formula.
Experts predicted music industry growth through 2012, leaked tax records revealed that the RIAA is in trouble, and Pandora spoke out against a new music royalties bill.
Rob Reid, author, entrepreneur and founder of Listen.com/Rhapsody talks about music piracy issues, how those in the music industry can benefit from new business models and his new novel, “Year Zero.”
The copycat songs trend hit the UK, a music entrepreneur talked about why the music industry needs to stop blaming piracy and start innovating, and a hip hop analyst outlined seven acts that are building successful brands in the current climate.
Evidence suggested that Universal might not gain as much from absorbing EMI as anticipated, a professional study revealed that music piracy might actually help some artists sell music, and the Bristol Institute of Modern Music laid out five tips aspiring artists and music business people can learn from Led Zeppelin’s former manager.
Music industry trade unions backed Universal’s EMI purchase, Sony revealed plans for massive EMI lay-offs post sale, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee criticized the music business for its anti-piracy initiatives.
Viacom announced its Artists.MTV initiative, a massive anti-music-piracy court ruling in India gained the attention of music industry leaders worldwide and blogger Aaron Colter analyzed the pay-what-you-want model.