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Friday's Music Briefing: MySpace Music CEO, The Beatles, Napster, Awdio & More

  • Myspace_music_logo MySpace Music has offered the CEO position to Courtney Holt, former Interscope exec and MTV Networks' EVP of Digital Music & Media, according cNet.
  • Beatles_logo The digital shy Beatles and MTV owned Harmonix will allow their music to be used in a new video game to be created by the folks who brought us Rock Band.  Good stuff but hardly the "unprecedented global music project" that MTV promised in Wednesday's press released.
  • Napster adds 13 million AT&T wireless customers to its Napster Mobile serivce. (press release)
  • RealNetworks suffered a net loss of $4.5M for the third quarter, compared to a gain of $4.3M iduringthe same time last year. The balance sheet did show gains in both its music and gaming. (press release)Hot_topic
  • Awdio has raised $2 million for a service that puts night clubs live on the net in ad supported service. (TechCrunch)
  • Wired likes the new Hot Topic's Shockhound download store. (Listening Post)