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NEWS BRIEF: WMG Chasing EMI, Spotify Upgrades, iTunes' 1st 2X Platinum, Beatles Ringtones & More


Warner Music Group and owner Len Blavatnik continue to pursue EMI even as regulators review Vivendi Universal deal. (Hypebot)

  • Spotify upgrade adds gapless playback and crossfade.
  • Adele Is First To Go Double Platinum on iTunes. (Mashable)
  • Brit Awards embrace digital’s role in music. (DMW)


  • MUST READ: When the Media Industries Really Need to Start Worrying About Piracy - and it’s not yet. (Mark Mulligan)
  • iTunes is now selling ringtones of 20+ Beatles songs for $1.29.
  • Entertainment Industry Embraces New Business Model: Suing Google For Third-Party Android Apps That 'Promote Piracy' (Techdirt)
  • The OurStage Panel Web Series Launches Season 2 Musician Gavin DeGraw as Guest Judge.