Last Week’s Top Stories

>>> HYPEBOT EXCLUSIVE: Some major indie labels have filed lawsuits against YouTube after failing to reach a compensation deal. (Hypebot)

>>> Andy Slater is out and Jason Flom is in as EMI combines Capital and Virgin in the U.S. Expect layoffs soon. (Hypebot)

>>> A group of large indie labels joined forces to form trade group MERLIN to negotiate licenses with new digital media like YouTube and technology such as Zune. (Hypebot)

>>> Ad supported download service SpiralFrog appeared dead before launch when some major execs and board members left. (Hypebot) But by week’s end the frog leaped back into action with a new board appointment and promises of launch. (Hypebot)

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