DMT 16 – Tunesbag.com

Direct link to the MP3: http://bit.ly/CiVdP

This Week: an interview with Hansjoerg Posch from Tunesbag.com, Spotify submits iPhone app to Apple, Palm patches up the Pre to synch with iTunes, Guitar Hero and Rock Band sales drop, Three Strikes in France is delayed, Myspace: Music vs Global and finally is Apple developing a new digital album format?

LINKS:
www.tunesbag.com

Spotify submitted its app to Apple – and let everyone know about it…
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8169971.stm

Spotify also struck a deal with digital distributor IODA this week, adding over 2 million tracks to its catalogue, which makes the mobile applications all the more appealing.
http://uk.techcrunch.com/2009/07/21/spotify-strikes-deal-with-ioda-adds-2-million-more-tracks/

Palm re-instates the synch functionality with iTunes.
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/palm-brings-back-itunes-syncing-for-pre-619544
http://www.pcworld.com/article/168976/palm_pre_webos_110_available_fixes_itunes_sync.html
Digital Music Startups running short of capital in the States.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10293815-56.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5

Gamasutra finds that Rockband and guitar hero sales are down, by 49%!
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=24482
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology/2009/07/22/rock-band-and-guitar-hero-sales-collapse-115875-21540261/
http://stuff.tv/news/Guitar-Hero-and-Rock-Band-sales-down-but-downloads-soar/12842/

Loi Hadopi delayed to September.
http://www.zeropaid.com/news/86710/frances-three-strikes-delayed-until-september/
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssTechMediaTelecomNews/idUSLL63496320090721

Myspace to become a data goldmine for discovering the next big thing.
http://www.observer.com/2009/media/myspace-music-pres-courtney-holt

Apple looking at new ways to sell albums.
http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/apple/apple-racing-to-get-itablet-out-for-xmas-620046

DMT 16 – Tunesbag.com

This Week: an interview with Hansjoerg Posh from Tunesbag.com, Spotify submits iPhone app to Apple and strikes a deal with IODA, Palm patches up the Pre, Guitar Hero and Rock Band sales drop, Three Strikes in France delayed, Myspace: Music vs Global strategy, Apple developing a new digital Album with the Majors.

Links: Startup of the week: www.tunesbag.com

Spotify submitted its app to Apple – and let everyone know about it… http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8169971.stm

Spotify also struck a deal with digital distributor IODA this week, adding over 2 million tracks to its catalogue, which makes the mobile applications all the more appealing. http://uk.techcrunch.com/2009/07/21/spotify-strikes-deal-with-ioda-adds-2-million-more-tracks/

Palm re-instates the synch functionality with iTunes. http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/palm-brings-back-itunes-syncing-for-pre-619544 http://www.pcworld.com/article/168976/palm_pre_webos_110_available_fixes_itunes_sync.html

Digital Music Startups running short of capital in the States. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10293815-56.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5

Gamasutra finds that Rockband and guitar hero sales are down, by 49%! http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=24482

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology/2009/07/22/rock-band-and-guitar-hero-sales-collapse-115875-21540261/

http://stuff.tv/news/Guitar-Hero-and-Rock-Band-sales-down-but-downloads-soar/12842/

Loi Hadopi delayed to September. http://www.zeropaid.com/news/86710/frances-three-strikes-delayed-until-september/

http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssTechMediaTelecomNews/idUSLL63496320090721

Myspace to become a data goldmine for discovering the next big thing. http://www.observer.com/2009/media/myspace-music-pres-courtney-holt

Apple looking at new ways to sell albums. http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/apple/apple-racing-to-get-itablet-out-for-xmas-620046

DMT 15 – Warner Records

Direct link to the MP3: http://bit.ly/4jgzzB

Please follow the links in the top menu for the iTunes store feed and the RSS feed.

This Week: an interview with Ethan Kaplan from Warner Records, Microsoft might get into the streaming business, Spotify to open in the US by the end of the year, New Zealand revives the three strikes law, P2P use drops in Sweden, Kazaa becomes a legit service, the IFPI wants a cut of the Pirate Bay’s sale, Palm VS Apple.

Links:

Ethan Kaplan’s blog:

www.blackrimglasses.com

Microsoft aims at launching a streaming service very soon.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/15/microsoft_does_a_spotify/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/microsoft/5817049/Microsoft-is-launching-a-music-streaming-service-this-month.html

Spotify aims at US lanuch in the third or fourth quarter 2009.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/jul/19/spotify-launching-in-us

New Zealand revives the three strikes law.

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3ia62deb261008854a4bffa408386f6176

P2P exchanges nosedive in Sweden

http://www.dmwmedia.com/news/2009/07/15/report:-swedish-file-sharing-down-wake-p2p-law

http://www.swedishwire.com/business/506-illegal-filesharing-dives-in-sweden

Another file sharing service goes legit – Kazaa comes back as a subscription service!

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/kazaa-returns-as-legal-music-service-617777

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10289985-93.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Pirate Bay sale makes the IFPI want its share – but who does the site belong to?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10288495-93.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Apple Disables Palm Pre’s Synch function with iTunes.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8155795.stm

DMT 15 – Warner Records

This Week: an interview with Ethan Kaplan from Warner Records, Microsoft might get into the streaming business, Spotify to open in the US by the end of the year, New Zealand revives the three strikes law, P2P use drops in Sweden, Kazaa becomes a legit service, the IFPI wants a cut of the Pirate Bay’s sale, Palm VS Apple.

Links:

Ethan Kaplan’s blog:

www.blackrimglasses.com

Microsoft aims at launching a streaming service very soon.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/15/microsoft_does_a_spotify/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/microsoft/5817049/Microsoft-is-launching-a-music-streaming-service-this-month.html

Spotify aims at US lanuch in the third or fourth quarter 2009.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/jul/19/spotify-launching-in-us

New Zealand revives the three strikes law.

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3ia62deb261008854a4bffa408386f6176

P2P exchanges nosedive in Sweden

http://www.dmwmedia.com/news/2009/07/15/report:-swedish-file-sharing-down-wake-p2p-law http://www.swedishwire.com/business/506-illegal-filesharing-dives-in-sweden

Another file sharing service goes legit – Kazaa comes back as a subscription service!

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/kazaa-returns-as-legal-music-service-617777 http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10289985-93.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Pirate Bay sale makes the IFPI want its share – but who does the site belong to?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10288495-93.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Apple Disables Palm Pre’s Synch function with iTunes.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8155795.stm

DMT 14 – London Musichackday

This Week: all on London’s MusicHackDay, an interview with WE7’s Hannah Emanuel, labels reach a deal with internet radios in the US, Universal Music partners with Tunecore, RIAA’s lawsuit tally, music companies shine at Techcrunch’s Europa awards and finally is Soundcloud ready to take over Myspace in the Twitter era?

Music Hack Day: www.musichackday.org

We7: www.we7.com

News:

- Labels reach a deal on internet radios http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/08/technology/internet/08radio.html?_r=1&ref=technology

-  Hadopi’s many tribulations – will the third one stick? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/13/france_third_attempt_at_three_strikes/ http://www.betanews.com/article/How-many-strikes-will-Frances-HADOPI-three-strikes-law-get/1247488484

- Universal partners with Tunecore. http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=1038140&c=1 http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/07/universaltunecore-deal-opens-major-doors-for-indie-artists.ars http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gV6FVPPSrNt8xgZXAYMBlzVWuLkwD99AQ7KO0 http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i70172e607ddc1be9c33d807bbc390667 – RIAA sued many many people http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/07/has-the-riaa-sued-18000-people-or-35000.ars

- Music companies shine at Techcrunch’s Europas Awards http://uk.techcrunch.com/2009/07/09/the-europas-the-winners-and-finalists/

- Soundcloud a Myspace for the Twitter era? http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/07/soundcloud-threatens-myspace-as-music-destination-for-twitter-era/