DMT 12 – Newsround

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This Week: the Orchard partners with UPlaya.com, Spotify is only making 14p per user/month but partners with 7Digital, Rapidshare loses another court battle in Germany, Michael Jackson’s death shows the power of digital, Myspace axes two thirds of its international staff, Sarkozy doesn’t give up on the three strikes law!

Links

The Orchard Partners with Uplaya.com http://www.pr-inside.com/music-intelligence-solutions-inc-partners-r1339154.htm http://www.marketwatch.com/story/music-intelligence-solutions-inc-announces-launch-of-uplayacom-to-analyze-hit-potential-and-promote-music-for-artists-and-labels-globally-200961830280

Spotify is only making 14p per user? And partnering with 7Digital http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/25/spotify_exclusive/ http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i344418db676344f0e97258e816f68d19 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/5638847/Spotify-to-offer-one-click-7digital-song-downloads.html

Rapidshare loses court battle in Germany. http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/18325.cfm http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i6fad5a2a1d8e51322a228bfb25596759 http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/06/achtung-rapidshare-hit-with-24m-fine-content-filter-rules.ars

Michael Jackson’s death shows the influence digital can have in immediate sales and affects the secondary tickets market. http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3ica1b8f186dc40803c265db8315c524cd http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1614952/20090629/jackson_michael.jhtml http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6580748.ece

Myspace’s layoffs and closures internationally focused on countries where the social network has already lost its battle with Facebook. http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/06/23/myspace-layoffs-coming-to-countries-where-it-is-getting-trounced-by-facebook/

Three strikes law developments in France http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3ied6fab8616f8c1a170e4c9f6f7c536f3

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