New Music Business Briefing: Jobs Subpoenaed, VH1 Flys Virgin, Slacker Scores & More
>>> According to sources Apple’s Steve Jobs was subpoenaed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to give a deposition in a backdating lawsuit. (Bloomberg)
>>> Online music distributors and subscription services are complaining publicly that the process of licensing a song is to cumbersome. (ars)
>>> Virgin America Airlines has partnered with VH1 to offer in flight music videos.
>>> Radio listenership remains strong according to a new survey particularly in the 24-35 age group. (FMQB)
>>> Slacker announced that it has finished deals with all of the major label groups and a number of the larger indies and digital distributors. The service is live on the web now and its wireless players will launch later this year.
>>> The EU’s 24-7 Entertainment which powers download stores for a number of providers has added EMI’s premium DRM free downloads to its offerings.
>>> A study show German downloads set to soar 25% this year. (Billboard)