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New Music Business Briefing: EU Clears Universal BMG, Royalty Share Gets Idea, Sprint Streams Pandora & More

Universal >>> The EU has cleared Universal's purchase of BMG Publishing. Deal includes sell off of Zomba and other catalogs.Generic_headphone_computer

>>> 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 >>> 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.

>>> Fan widget creator RockYou.com has expanded its offering with new deals with SNOCAP, Nettwerk Records, Pump Audio and FlipTrack. (press release)