Hypebot’s New Music Business Briefing For Tuesday January 30th, 2007

>>> Within 12 months, probably, you’re going to be able to walk into a
Starbucks and digitally be able to fill up your MP3 player
with music," announced company Chairman Howard Schultz. (Seattle Times)Emusic_19

>>> The Euro branch of eMusic says that in February it will reduce the number of downloads on each of its subscription plans following similar reductions introduced in the US in November. (PC Pro). Is this part of an attempt to raise payments to disgruntled labels?  Will it effect eMusic’s subscriber numbers?

>>> HD radio is being rolled out too slowly to save broadcasters from new competitors like satellite radio, wireless internet and the iPod and iPhone. (BusinessWeek)

>>> Amanda Marks, who currently runs the Universal Music Group’s new-media and
technologies division eLabs, has been promoted to Executive VP Of Digital Distribution. (Variety)

>>> The digital music industry action heads west as Music 2.0 opens in LA on Wednesday and Thursday.  (more)

>>> YouTube may share revenue with all content creators. "We are getting an audience that is large enough to give us an
opportunity to support and foster creativity through sharing revenue
with our users," he said in a speech at the World
Economic Forum in Switzerland. (Spin)

>>> A good overview on optimizing your MySpace page to attract new visitors. (MusicDish)

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