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

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