Music 2.0 Week In Review: Who’s # 2?, WMG ISP Tax, DRM Stalls & Much More
> Universal’s Interscope has invested in social music site Buzznet.
> Who is the #2 download store after iTunes, Amazon or eMusic?
> The adoption of DRM free music has stalled. Is iTunes or the labels to blame?
> WMG is backing an ISP tax on music and hired ex-Geffen digital exec Jim Griffin to spearhead the effort.
> Two contrasting ad campaigns – Santana for Macys and a Dr. Pepper Guns & Roses spoof – illustrate how to use and abuse music in marketing.
> Billions and Aero have merged to form a powerhouse indie music booking agency.
> UK folk legend Billy Bragg says Bebo and other tech startups who use music to make millions should pay artists more.
> imeem is offering the advance debut of the new Rolling Stones soundtrack album.
> Last.fm grabbed F. Scott Woods from Google as a Senior Vice President.
> Orange experiments with ad supported mobile music downloads in Europe.
> EMI Publishing UK promoted Felix Howard to VP of A&R.
> A Four Questions For (4QFor) interview with Insomnia and RouteNote CEO Steven Finch.
> Hypebot has started accepting advertsing.