This week on Digital Music Trends we cover The Most News Ever. Only kidding, but it’s a hefty number of stories and I couldn’t have done it without the help of Stuart Dredge and Darren Hemmings.
This week we talk about: - the public launch of MySpace, Justin Timberlake’s involvement and the Merlin rights issue. - Redigi’s upcoming European launch, legal implications and potential repercussions on the industry (if anyone can be bothered to use it) - Kim Dotcom’s launch of Mega amongst much fanfare, but what’s the potential piracy impact? - digital distribution price wars as Fandalism offers first free and then cheap iTunes, Spotify and Google Play uploads - the KLF releases slipping through checks and getting released without permission on iTunes and Spotify - flexibility price of streaming subscriptions as Rhapsody launches a $5 tier tied to the MetroPCS carrier - the astonishing story of music sales in Sweden where growth is in the double digits, and is anything happening out there applicable in the UK or is it simply a cultural difference - a quick update on HMV, as the group starts to