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Hypebot's New Music Industry Briefing For Monday July 31th, 2006

Rollingstones - The Rolling Stones are offering short segments of sound board feeds via phone (cell or otherwise) live as the concert happens via Listen Live Now. Can $1.99 for seven minutes be satisfying? (press release)

- Verizon Wireless is eliminating the monthly $15 fee for its music download Cobymp3service and launching an LG made cell that can hold 1,000 songs.  (AP)

- Coby delivers a 128 meg mp3 player that sells for $20. (cNet)

- Pandora founder Tim Westergren is touring the country meeting with fans of his service. (

- iTunes users are getting vocal about delayed digital releases. (Reuters)