New Music Business Briefing: EU Clears Universal BMG, Royalty Share Gets Idea, Sprint Streams Pandora & More
>>> The EU has cleared Universal's purchase of BMG Publishing. Deal includes sell off of Zomba and other catalogs.
>>> Digital music solution and royalty tracking provider RoyaltyShare has acquired IDEA an LA firm focused on preparation and delivery of tracks for digital distribution.
>>> WIRED looks at Ogg Vorbis an open source digital platform without and of the licensing issues of mp3 and some other formats.
>>> Sprint will offer Pandora streaming radio.
>>> Tribute bands are becoming big business.
>>> Digital distributor IODA has added large Australian indie SHOCK to it's label roster.