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Friday's Music 2.0 Briefing: WMG vs. iTunes, Ex-Orchard Execs Launch, Concert Goers Get Day In Court & Much More

>>> Judge says educational privacy not enough to stop RIAA supoenas. (ars)Wmg

>>> WMG may follow Universal's lead and opt for only a month to month deal with iTunes. (Washington Post)

>>> Two former Orchard execs Patrick Sullivan and Ben Cockerham have launched  RightsFlow Entertainment Group to assist companies engaged in the commercial exploitation of music and media copyrights. (more)

>>> Fader Magazine label artist Saul Williams is offering his new Trent Reznor (NIN) produced album ""The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust" via free mp3 download or as a higher quality FLAC with a $5 donation to the artist. Both include a PDF of cover art.

Concert_ticket>>> A federal judge has granted class action status to lawsuit alleging that mega-broadcast group Clear Channel used its dominance to inflate concert ticket prices back before it spun off its concert business as Live Nation. (DMW)

>>> Impact Mobile has launched a mobile ticketing service JumpTXT Access. (press release)Universal

>>> Universal and Sega have cut deals with GET Interactive whose technology enables links to purchase directly from web based videos. (press release)

>>> Jango which launches next month promises a Pandora/Last.FM/social networking hybrid. You can request a beta invite here.

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