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More Music Industry News: Bylin, YouTube, G&R Sued, Pirate Bay, Facebook Troubles & More

This afternoon our own Associate Editor Kyle Bylin does a Q&A Keynote at Next Big Nashville inspired on his blog post Cradle to Grave: The Untold Story of Digital Natives and other essays. GO KYLE! And if you're near Nashville…

  • image from www.solarrichmond.org YouTube appears to be mastering the art of turning video piracy into revenue for itself and its partners. (NY Times) The site also appears to be beefing up its rights detection efforts.
  • Viacom may have e-mails showing YouTube knowingly violated copyrights. (paidContent)
  • Guns & Roses is being sued British label Independiente and the U.S. arm of Domino Recording Company for violating copyrights. (Reuters)
  • Pitchfork lists their Top 200 Albums of the 2000's.
  • Little zing in Zune: Microsoft HD player has glitches, quirks. (Philly.com)
  • Cell providers open up:  AT&T allows Skype, VOIP and Verizon embraces Google's Android.
  • image from www.bva.org.uk Pirate Bay relocates to a nuclear bunker – Pirate Bay is going on a road trip through Europe, one they hope to end today in a former NATO bunker. After a move from Sweden to the Ukraine, The Pirate Bay has now arrived at CyberBunker, an ISP that can provide them with a facility that can resist a nuclear attack as well as electromagnetic pulse bombs. (TorrentFreak)
  • Australian ISP in court for not disconnecting users – Australian ISP iiNet was in court this week, charged with doing nothing as its users distributed thousands of movies through BitTorrent. This is the first major test of an Australian law that requires ISPs to take "reasonable" measures to cut off repeat infringers. (ars)
  • Facebook acknowledges glitch that blocks some user accounts. (Digital Beat)
  • Yesterday I wrote about Tap Tap Revenge 3 selling song download bundles.  I'm working to find out more about how this works, but in the meantime there is a list of the 100 indie bands giving their tracks away free after the jump.

Indie Artists on Tap Tap Revenge 3
  • AMUNGUS
  • ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS
  • ANTENNA'S UP
  • AUSTIN COLLINS
  • AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC
  • BASEMENT FREAKS
  • BASS NECTOR
  • BEN CAMP
  • BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE
  • BIGG STEELE
  • BLUE NEWS
  • BMD
  • CHE DUBOIS
  • CHILLUM CREAMER & K CYNDI HARVELL
  • DEEP COLLECTIVE
  • DJ STEFUNK
  • DJAD
  • DOCTORMUSIC PROJECT
  • DONORA
  • DOWN TO THE BONE
  • DUBMECHANICS feat. Rae Rae
  • DUJEOUS
  • ELECTRIC FUNKY
  • ELISE MAJOR
  • ERMO
  • EVIL NINE
  • FELGUK
  • FLETCH
  • FLORENT LELONG
  • FRANK TI-AYA & YARDI DON
  • FREELAND
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