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

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