Duran Duran's Taylor To Musicians: "Twitter (is) diluting their creative powers."
Live Nation And Ticketmaster Both Beat Analysts' Pre-Merger Expectations

More Music Industry News: More Layoffs, Beatles on iTunes?, Rdio, Shazam. 7Digital + Blackberry & More

  • image from technomarketer.typepad.com LAYOFFS: the first of several rounds of layoffs begin today at AOL. (BoomTown) Electronic Arts will layoff 1500. (paidContent)
  • Just in time for Christmas? According to the Swiss Radio ‘Suisse Romande’, the complete Beatles catalog will be available on the iTunes Store from December 15th on.
  • Rdio: First Screenshots Leaked of Skype Founders' New Music Service. (ReadWriteStart)
  • The Harry Fox Agency and Gracenote have entered into a digital lyrics licensing arrangement for uses including lyric delivery with permanent downloads, CD playback, online subscription services, lyrics search, mobile services, and consumer devices. HFA’s 37,000 represented publishing catalogs will nowhave the option of licensing Gracenote Lyrics.
  • Music fans, not just industry, need to green up their act. (Irish Times)
  • Personality Clash: Sire Records Seymour Stein Vs Transgressive co-founder Tim Dellow. (Clash)
  • image from venturebeat.com Twitter coming to LinkedIn. The popular business networking site where an increasing number of music and tech pros maintain a presence (including me: Bruce Houghton) is adding Twitter feeds. (New York Times)
  • Music discovery iPhone app Shazam has launched a premium version for $4.99. (press release)
  • Choice Hotels Travelers Can Redeem Choice Privileges Points for Music Downloads via Hip Digital Media. (press release)
  • House Members Call For FM Tuners In Cell Phones (FMQB) I still won't listen.
  • 7digital upgrades its BlackBerry music store. (Music Ally)