Monday’s Music Briefing: Wired’s Listening Post Closes, Sony & WMG Pull iLike Songs, Pinnacle & More
- What Is Working? – An Indie Label & D.I.Y. Series
- Can Tom Jones Save EMI As Loan Default Looms?
- Top 10 Reasons Radio Stations Are Bleeding Money
- WMG Distances Itself From University ISP Effort
- YouTube Taps Indie Music Via Rumblefish
- Meebo And Universal Partner For Videos, Chat
- Music’s Week In Review: Layoffs, Pinnacle, (RED), Amazon UK, Majors Talk iTunes & More
- Wired is shutting down its great music and tech focused blog Listening Post. While the promise to shift the coverage elsewhere on Wired, it will be missed.
Apparently because of a glitch or renegotiation of the Rhapsody deal which enables some of the song playback on iLike, Sony and WMG are pulling some songs from iLike. (Media Memo)
Lawyers for UK trade group AIM have moved to help some indie labels cancel their contracts with bankrupt distributor Pinnacle. (Billboard)
- The iPhone may be coming to WalMart with a $99 price point. (Bloomberg)
- 5 Easy Steps To Plus Online Music Leaks. (Reuters)
- Starting with Fall Out Boy, young women’s specialty retailer Wet Seal will launch an in-store music program focusing on driving licensed merchandise within the music category. (press release)
- Like the rest of us, iTunes is worried about slower Christmas sales. (Jakarta News)