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"A captain of the sinking boat doesn't get to drive the tugboat."

- a tweet yesterday from indie artist Jonathan Ammons on major label doubts about Spotify

  • image from Google’s Chrome OS Netbook Video Shows Lala as Embedded Music Service. (Epicenter) Watch the demo video after the jump.  I think we'll see these companies working together mor; if not an aquisition by Google.
  • Is today the day that Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter will be sold? (paidContent)
  • image from Strong UK Anti-Piracy Plans Slammed By Liberal Democrats - Details of Lord Mandelson’s draconian pro-copyright plans contained in the Digital Economy Bill leaked out yesterday, provoking a wave of dissent. The Liberal Democrats have now made a statement, voicing dismay at this “utterly shameless” attempt to introduce major rules without proper Commons assessment. (TorrentFreak)
  • Is Facebook getting to be uncool for 18-24 year olds? Media agencies debate the consequences as usage among younger consumers appears to slip (Ad Week)
  • Peter Gabriel on the future of the industry. The former Genesis frontman on fan funding, reliable filters, and why he would commission an alternative to The X Factor
  • Interns Wanted - The Future of Music Coalition has opened the application process for interns for the spring and summer semesters of 2010. (more)
  • Slacker Radio Mobile App Delivered to T-Mobile USA Customers on BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphones. (press release)
Video: Google Chrome OS Netbook with Lala: