This Week on Digital Music Trends: the Spotify story and progress as told by Daniel Elk at the Great Escape, the Pirate Bay’s trial woes, Napster presents the best subscription deal ever (?), iTunes pass vs iPhone apps, Myspace is stalling and more on Spain’s own P2P trial.
The 2nd judge appointed to oversee the Pirate Bay’s trial is removed – again for possible bias. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/05/judge-reviewing-pirate-bay-trial-bias-is-removed-for-bias/
Labels increase pressure on the Pirate Bay http://torrentfreak.com/record-labels-increase-legal-pressure-on-pirate-bay-090519/
Napster, the best subscription deal ever? Is five dollars a sustainable price for other subscription-based music companies? http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-10244574-58.html http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/the-high-cost-of-selling-cheap-music-services/
Take That launch a new itunes Pass – what are the implications of joining this scheme versus creating your very own iPhone app? http://musically.com/blog/2009/05/21/take-that-launch-itunes-pass-subscription/
Myspace possibly in trouble http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/18/myspace-is-in-real-trouble-if-these-page-view-declines-dont-reverse/
Spain’s own P2P trial against Pablo Soto: http://www.elpais.com/articulo/sociedad/Pablo/Soto/soy/heroe/descargas/elpeputec/20090519elpepusoc_5/Tes http://www.zeropaid.com/news/86284/spanish-p2p-developer-goes-to-court-for-unfair-competition/ http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i82a4bef380199312f851e2b544022806