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More Music Industry News: Apple Leaps, EMI vs. Robertson Takes Turn, EU Digital Deal & Morel

  • image from t0.gstatic.comApple Dropping Hints (On Tablet?) During Very Happy Earnings Call (Channel Web)
  • Apple iTunes seen hitting more EU markets in 2010. (Reuters)
  • Judge allows EMI to personally sue Robertson -  The copyright lawsuit filed by major recording company EMI against Michael Robertson, founder of MP3tunes.com, took an unexpected turn on Friday. (CNet) This trial is going to become a soap opera.  Why can't this stuff be worked out without lawyers?
  • EC Secures EU Digital Licensing Agreement (Billboard)
  • Independent musicians set for windfall after YouTube deal - Dizzee Rascal, Travis, Speech Debelle and a host of other artists set benefit after group representing 200 smaller labels signs global licensing and marketing deal with online video giant. (Guardian) Will other indies finally follow suit?
  • U2 to Play Free Concert on YouTube (Wired) Expect more if this as MySpace beefs up original content in an effort to become an entertainment hub.
  • New feature: Search comments on YouTube in real time.