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Hypebot's New Music Industry Briefing For Wednesday August 23rd, 2006

- Why isn't there more jazz at jazz festivals? (San Jose Mercury News)

- A look inside the new Irv Gotti label deal with Universal. (NY Times)

Bobdylan_1 - Bob Dylan tells Rolling Stone that the quality of modern sound recordings are "atrocious". "I don't know anybody who's made a record that sounds decent in the past 20 years, really." (Reuters)

- The RIAA is pioneering almost automated lawsuits dubbed "spamigation" that according to one source could lead to for example lawsuits against almost everyone who every used Kaaza. (Boing Boing)

R.II.P. - Dave Nives Koch VP of Production and Catalog