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NEWS BRIEF: New Sony CEO, Qtrax Slammed, Reverb Upgrades Promote It, Drip.fm, Eventbrite Int'l,

FavVHRZSony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton will become CEO at Sony Corporation of America overseeing Sony's vast entertainment empire, which includes Sony Pictures, Sony Music, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

  • US Government Slams Qtrax Owners (Wayne's World)
  • ReverbNation has upgraded its Promote It Facebook ad service to allow artists to compare their campaign results to peers in their genre. (ReverbNation)


  • Subscribe to Your Favorite Record Label With Drip.fm (Bloomberg)
  • Eventbrite has added it's first 3 non-English localized versions: for Spain, France, and French
  • Spotify extends free unlimited music. But why? (LA Times)
  • Megaupload: When Stealing Isn’t Stealing (NY Times Op-Ed)
  • The Additional 10.5% Spotify Royalty You Are Not Getting (and it’s not really their fault) (Tunecore)
  • It’s not about piracy, it’s about a failure to adapt. (GigaOm)
  • Will Sound Ever Be More Popular Than Web Video? (Mashable)
  • Nashville Songpluggers Join Forces for Better Song Placements. (Cybergrass)