Hypebot’s Music 2.0 Week In Review: Blame It On iTunes, iLike Teams With Billboard, Friendster Opens Up & Much More
>>> A new study shows that iTunes and not illegal file sharing is to blame for the huge slump in music sales.
>>> Believe it or not, despite the big slump in CD sales the music industry overall is growing. Here’s proof.
>>> iLike and Billboard have teamed for two new charts measuring internet song activity.
>>> Friendster has opened it community of 50 million to outside developers just as MySpace and Facebook have creating many new avenues for marketing music.
>>> Pandora founder Tim Westergren testified on behalf of the Digital Music Association before a Senate Committee on internet radio.
>>> Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos finally broke his silence and talked about the new Amazon mp3 store. The SEC made him.
>>> More DRM free music is finally showing up on iTunes but at a painfully slow pace. Why Steve?
>>> The final 10 Top 100 Free & Affordable High & Low Tech Ways To Promote Music and links to all 100.
>>> OurDigitalMusic.com has a piece on saving up to 80% on your next iPod or other portable playee by buying refurbished.