Thursday's Music 2.0 Briefing: Nokia Nears Label Deals, Ringback Growth, EMI Hates MP3 Storage & More
- eMusic and Amazon fight over who is #2 after itunes
- imeem grabs an advance exclusive on the new Rolling Stone's soundtrack
- Orange tries ad supported mobile downloads
- The march to DRM-Free has stalled. Are iTune or labels to blame?
> Nokia says its increasingly confident that it can launch its Comes With Music service with content from EMI, SonyBMG, and WMG. (FT) Come on, Doug. Just because the don't want to call it Total Music...
> Forbes gives us its list of "The Year's Hottest New Music Stars" by combining sales across all paltforms and net and P2P activity. (Forbes) Sadly, most of them we won't care about in six months.
> BMI eyes ringbacks for mobile music growth. (Billboard)
> RIAA doesn't want to pay for a fair defense, says a recent victor. (ars)
> EMI's fight to ban remote storage of mp3's on sites like MP3Tunes. (Morning Post) Has EMI nothing better to do?
> A marketer looks at the new Borders prototype store dlecaring it a "digital experience". (InstoreMarketer)