Thursday’s Music 2.0 Briefing: EMI Board, PirateBay Blogs, $’s For Imeem & PluggedIn And More


> EMI is changing the structure of its Board. (FMQB)


> PirateBay has launched an uncensored blogging service called Baywords.  Some blog providers pull blogs with links to unlicensed content.

> imeem got a new round of funding from Sequoia and newly launched HD music video site PluggedIn landed $2M from Will Smith’s Overbrook venture firm.

> A look inside the Korean music industry and how it could be a model for the future. (PortfolioThe Koreans can teach a lot about new models and artist branding, but I’m hoping that producer created pop groups is NOT the  only way forward.Reverbnation_logo

Some strong numbers coming from artist services site ReverbNation

  • Artists: 160,000 
  • Songs: 525,000
  • Website, widgets and apps total reach: 24,000,000 uniques/month

> Tube Mogul enables spreading videos to various sites with a single upload.

> Iconic NYC rocker WNEW has relaunched as a net, HD station and blog mixing a classic rock with AAA in a format I think has legs. Listen here.

> Fashion and music combine at Tommy (Hilfiger) TV. SonyBMG is a partner. (Reuters) Please tell me know one cares.

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