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NEWS BRIEF: iTunes Streaming, Topspin Connects With MTV, EMI Deal Update, India's SOPA & More


A stronger than average rumor circulating at SXSW is that Apple is planning an iTunes streaming music service.

  • One of the bigger official announcements coming SXSW Music was Topspin's new connection with MTV for a a muliti-platform direct to fan site (Hypebot)
  • The Temptations Join Lawsuits Over iTunes Royalties. (THR) In what might be the biggest legal action on this front yet - 13 plaintiffs' lawyers - UMG is being sued by the legendary soul group.
  • sees an opening as MySpace fades away. (NYT)


  • Universal seen not making initial EMI deal concessions. (Reuters)
  • Court Orders SOPA-style Blackout of 100+ Music Sites In India. (Torrentfreak)
  • Syria’s al-Assad is a fan of iTunes, intercepted emails reveal. (DMW)
  • San Francisco co-working space is hositng a MusicTech Mixer on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PT)