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Wednesday's Music Briefing: iTunes Japan, IODA, FCC Indecency & Much More



  • Almost 25% of Japanese internet users have used iTunes. Yahoo! Music Ranks as Japan's most visited music site. (ComScore)
  • Digital distributor IODA, has been named a Rising Star in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 program for Silicon Valley. The Rising Star award is a special designation for fast-growth companies that have been in business a minimum of three year. The rankings were based on revenue growth 2005–2007 during which IODA recorded growth of 1,258%.
  • Who Really Owns Your Digital Music? (PC Magazine)
  • Broadcast indecency rulings by the FCC have reached the US Supreme Court. (FMQB)
  • South American piracy operations have been shout down in Brazil and Argentina.
  • Phonobase Music Services chose more than 45 Brazilian blogs and sites to distribute the new Cérebro Eletrônico’s EP “Pareço Virtual” for free. (press release)