I hope you're enjoying your holiday break. Here's a little news and extra credit reading.
- Newly launched Tuneroom Finds Then Sends Songs To Mobile
- Kill The CD To Save The Industry, Study Advises
- Facebook Joins MySpace In Project Playlist Ban
- The YouTube dispute underscores music labels weak hand according to Information Week.
- 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)