Monday’s Music Brief: Free Week, Google China, 7Digital, Ad Sales, 3 Strikes & More

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    •  Ads and labels deal double blow to music sites. (FT) As I wrote last week, even as the poor economy hurts advertising sales, the major labels are making more expensive demands on struggling ad-supported services like imeem.
    • Did the Klaxons sell out over commercial pressure? (UK Times) "When Klaxons bowed to pressure from their label to rerecord their album with more hits, they were only following a well-worn path."
    • Q&A: INgrooves CEO on digital distribution, Dolly Parton and Spotify. (CNet)
    • Little Steven: 7 Years In The Underground Garage
    • Gavin DeGraw premiers new album FREE today exclusively on iLike one day prior to its commercial release. (iLike)
    • The European Parliment voted against a three strikes P2P policy by  a vote of 48 in favor, 25 against and 21 abstentions. (statement)
    • Two co-founders of anti-piracy company MediaDefender resign. (TorrentFreak)
    • UMG has partnered with The Axis Agency to develop Hispanic marketing strategies and license UMG entertainment properties to companies looking to reach the U.S. Hispanic market. (press release)
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