Thursday’s Music Briefing: MySpace,Play Now, Interscope & Much More


It feels like all MySpace all the time today, but there is other news.

  • Sony Ericsson and Omnifone launch PlayNow (almost) unlimited mobile music service. (press release)
  • Interscope
    Martin Kierszenbaum
    , head of Cherrytree Records and president of international operations for Interscope Geffen A&M, is adding president of pop & rock A&R for Interscope Records to his duties.Kierszenbaum will oversee Interscope’s pop and rock roster and A&R staff. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Anticipating new net royalty rate structures, RoyaltyShare offers new service to track and pay royalties for interactive streaming and limited downloads. (press release)
  • Alltel pacts with nuTsie to bring iTunes to their wireless. (press release)

  • Red Roof Inns are cross-promoting with country music stars. (NY Times)
  • China’s Hurray! to make $3M strategic investment in Taiwan’s Seed Music Group Limited (press Earphones
  • Sirius XM Announces Music Programming Team (FMQB)
  • Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the US. (press release)
  • Metallica holds onto #1 chart position in US. (FMQB)
  • The official MySpace Music press release Crap. MySpace snuck in there again!
  • Motown to celebrate 50 years in 2009. (press release)
  • Scream Star Entertainment packs with Atlantic to create a multi-faceted urban teen entertainment vehicle. (press release)
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