Wednesday’s Music Brief: Mobile, MySpace, Last.fm, China Blocks YouTube & More

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  • Last.fm is moving from free to fee outside US, UK and Germany. (Billboard) I'll bet its all in markets where online advertising is not generating revenue.
  • AT&T first to test RIAA antipiracy plan. (CNet)
  • China Blocks YouTube, Google Tries to Reinstate Access (Epicenter)
  • A look at yesterday's Nashville keynote by Rio Caraeff, the executive VP of the eLabs group of Universal Music Group. (Techdirt Too bad this guy is running Universal.
  • Guitar Hero adds new music from the Pixies, Motorhead, Silversun Pickups, Steely Dan and Nirvana. 
  • Universal Music UK promotes Brian Rose as to managing director of commercial division. (BOC)
  • Optimism shadowed by uncertainty at SXSW (CNN)
  • Sales Tax Could Apply To Digital Music Under Minnesota Bill (AP)
  • Canadian artists' new/old plan: $5 to share music legally (ars)

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