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NEWS BRIEF: #SFMusicTech, Sony Cashes In On Witney, Spotify "Extreme", Mobile Backstage & More

The action shifts to SF Musc Tech today with an A list of music industry and music tech attendees.  Hisham Dahud (@hishamdahud) is there for Hypebot. Be sure to say hello and tell him what you're working on.

  • Witney Houston fans are crying foul as Sony UK increases the price of her greatest hits collection hours after the singer's death. (DigitalSpy)
  • Spotify has added an "extreme" setting to its mobile apps that boosts streaming quality to 320kps. (TNW)


  • Helsinki-based web and mobile fan interaction platform Mobile Backstage reached 100 thousand registered users and 4 million interactions on mobile in 2011.
  • A2IM Congratulates Indie label Community on 34 GRAMMY wins. (A2IM)
  • Tom Petty, Bob Dylan Vs. Music Labels: The Industry's New Copyright War. (Hollywood Reporter) A good overview of the 1978 law that is suddenly the labels' No. 1 threat.
  • Lady Gaga social network is for little monsters' eyes only. (CNet)
  • The Pirate Bay Says Goodbye to (Most) Torrents on February 29 (TorrentFreak)