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Friday's Music Briefing: YouTube Dispute, Live Nation Ticketing, Obama & More

I hope you're enjoying your holiday break.  Here's a little news and extra credit reading.



  • The YouTube dispute underscores music labels weak hand according to Information Week.
  • Livenation221205 Live Nation is starting to unveil its "elegant" new ticketing system that competes directly with Ticketmaster. (TicketNews).  Live Nation stock has been battered lately trading around $4, well below a 52-week high of $18.75.
  • Timing is everything: The story of the man who invented Guitar Hero 11 years too early. (Boston Globe)
  • Obama's economic stimulus package may include money for faster, cheaper and more ubiquitous broadband. That's good news for a music industry that increasingly relies on the net to facilitate music and video discovery and delivery.(Epicenter)
  • Laurence Lessig says Obama should scrap the FCC. (Newsweek)
  • Bug Music signs Scott Weiland. (Billboard.biz)