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Wednesday's Music Brief: Merger Analysis, More Bankruptcies, Beatles iTunes, & More



  • Live Nation Ticketmaster Analyzing the Live Nation Ticketmaster Merger:
  • Background music provider Muzak has filed for bankruptcy. (Bloomberg)
  • Sirius XM Prepares for Possible Bankruptcy (NY Times)
  • How will the $99 iPhone effect music? (PC World)
  • Paul McCartney says label execs are to blame for The Beatles not being available on iTunes. (ars)
  • YouTube starts featuring new "buzzworthy" music every Tuesday. (YouTube)
  • "Dear Recording Industry: Stop Focusing On Just Selling Music" (Techdirt)
  • It’s Been A Year Since AOL’s Big Widget Play, But How Real Is The ‘Widget Economy’? (paidContent) A shakeout is coming...
  • Verizon Wireless Teams With Universal Music Enterprises to Bring Exclusive, Classic Motown Recordings to V CAST Music in Honor of Black History Month. (press release)
  • is (another new) social music community and digital marketplace designed not only for indie artists to manage their fanbase and distribute their music, but also to showcase their music to other fans of their genre. Nice interface and features with no upfront charges.
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