New Music Business Briefing: Apple Profits Soar, Anti-P2P Bill Withdrawn, ReverbNation Draws “New Blood” & More
>>> Apple says 2Q profits up 73% and that 270,000 iPhones were sold in the first two days. iPod sales were up 21% to 9.1 million. (PaidContent)
>>> Russian prosecutors are seeking jail time for the former head of AllOfMp3.com. (DMW) But strangely several other similar download sites owned by the same company are still operating.
>>> In response to a strong outcry from both the academic world and the public, the anti-P2P amendment slipped into the Higher Education Act has been withdrawn. (ARS)
>>> Warner Brothers Records has added a loose "insider" blog to its very hot new web site. Nothing a corporate PR person would be worried about, but fun nonetheless.
> A Swedish label actually asked fans to share its music on P2P Pirate Bay. (Zero Paid)
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