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 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.
>>> 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 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.