This week: Simplify for the iPhone, Spotify is the hugely successful startup of the week, the Rapidshare case in Germany, RIAA settles with Santangelo for an embarassing $7,000, Canada’s pirates are as bad as Chinese ones, VEVO VS HULU and the People’s Music Store scores a deal deal with Universal Music. Enjoy!
Three Strikes around the globe, the Pirate Bay sentence could be declared a mistrial, some Comes With Music statistics, the Loi Hadopi (three strikes law) in France finds an enemy in the European Union, Hulu and Music videos, the fall of music sales globallly!
Episode 3 Links from Stories
Startup of the week! www.tunesbag.com
Three Strikes Report part 2 – Around the World
New Zealand http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/new-zealand-three-strikes-law-delayed-537427 http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/03/3-strikes-strikes-out-in-nz-as-government-yanks-law.ars http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article5966219.ece http://torrentfreak.com/kiwi-3-strikes-law-081017/ http://freeculturenews.com/2009/04/12/new-zealand-3-strikes-amendment-removed/
Canada http://www.broadbandreports.com/shownews/Videotron-Wants-Three-Strikes-Law-In-Canada-101109 http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/3706/125/ http://blogs.itworldcanada.com/idol/2009/04/24/crtc-opens-online-public-consultation-on-bandwidth-throttling/
South Korea http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/04/korea-fits-itself-for-a-3-strikes-jackboot.ars
Torrent Freak and the Swedish Torrent Sites Closures http://tinyurl.com/cz6f46
Torrent Search via Google
Comes with Music might not have a great deal of active users…
Troubles for the Loi Hadopi in France http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/technology/internet/21net.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss
Another study claiming pirates buy more music http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/04/study-pirates-buy-tons-more-music-than-average-folks.ars
In this episode: an interview with the managing director of new online chart service We Are Hunted; the Three Strikes law in Europe and its evolution, Pirate Bay’s trial and its repercussions; the PRS launches its initiative against Youtube and strikes a deal with Spotify; Tori Amos and the iTunes presale that allows access to the tour’s presale; Record Store Day in the UK and the US; Google announces its first quarter profits but does not break down how much it’s loosing from Youtube.
We Are Hunted home page
Native Digital’s Home Page
Nick Crocker’s Blog
Mashable article on We Are Hunted
All about jazz article on We Are Hunted
Three strikes law for criminals in the USA
NY Times article on the Rejection of three strikes bv the french National Assembley
Le Figaro article on Sarkozy’s anger at the rejection of the law
Le Monde article on the new schedule to get the law passed by the end of April
Three strikes in Ireland
Three Strikes in Germany
Three Strikes in Italy
Times article on the Pirate’s Bay’s sentence.
PC world article on short lived nature of the entertainment industry’s exultation
Google announces its irst quarter financial results
Peter Foster of the Times on the Prs for Music launch and the Spotify deal
BBC feature on the Record Store day
NY Daily article on Record Store Day – In praise of…
LA Times article on Record Store day
This week here on Digital Music Trends: the future of ad-supported music, Google’s Youtube and China ventures, Apple’s variable pricing and an introduction to Soundcloud – plus Nine Inch Nails and the evolution of music apps for the iPhone.
An introduction to Digital Music Trends and a good way to test the feeds!