Hypebot’s New Music Business Week In Review:

>>> RCRD LBL founded by the minds behind Downtown Records and Engadget launched with an ad supported model giving away DRM free mp3’s from a blog like web site. Industry reaction was mixed.

>>> Prince is suing notorious P2P enabler Pirate Bay.

>>> EMI‘s new owners Terra Firma are telling investors that they will make deep cuts in expenses particularly in the US as well as increase cash flow by an amazing Zune_new766% over the next five years.

>>> The new Zunes are finally in stores with some strong upgrades and options for personalization.

>>> Hacks of MySpace pages are on the rise including a major attack on Alicia Keyes.

>>> EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: imeem’s CEO Dalton Caldwell continued Hypebot’s new 4QFor (For Questions For) series by answering four questions about the future of the music industry.

>> Social Music Marketing – A Quick Handbook provides a brief overview of the big changes happening that could finally change the way music is promoted.

>>> Matt Graves has moved to imeem leaving Real/Rhapsody looking for a new head of music PR.

>>> We’ve updated our most popular post ever, "The Top 100 Free & Affordable High & Low Tech Music Promotion Tips" and put all 100 on a single page for easier viewing.

>>> For a different perspective, Hypebot’s sister blog OurDigitalMusic looks at the digital music revolution from the consumer’s perspective and tries to show them ways to save money and enjoy music more and TheRockDose provides a daily dose of pop music wisdom.

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