This Week:an introduction to MIDEM, the Loi Hadopi stalls again in France, is Google sidelining Lala?, the Echo Nest raises a new round of funding, Bono causes a stir over ISP filtering, We7’s new look is not just a pretty face, Freeallmusic.com closes a deal with Universal and Spotify was reportedly courted by Google for the Nexus One.
Shownotes: MIDEM: www.midem.com
News: French Three Strikes Law delayed Techcrunch http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/04/google-spotify-launch-android-nexus-one/ Paidcontent http://paidcontent.co.uk/article/419-as-in-uk-french-three-strikes-may-be-delayed-to-after-elections/ Music Week http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=1039534&c=1 The Register http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/06/france_file_share/
Is google steering away from Lala? Digital Music News http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories/010410google Billboard http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3ic3390a5158a31029679e459e78e821f1
The Echo Nest raises another 1.3 millions for development. http://gigaom.com/2010/01/05/the-echo-nest-developer-of-music-brain-taps-vcs-for-1-3m/
Freallmusic signs up Universal as its first major TechCrunch http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/11/freeallmusic-signs-up-universal-music-for-ad-supported-downloads/ LA Times Blog http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/01/two-steps-forward-one-step-back-for-online-music-services-.html Company site: www.freeallmusic.com
Google to partner with Spotify on the Nexus one? Probably not. http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/04/google-spotify-launch-android-nexus-one/