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Tuesday's Music Brief: NARM, iPhone Surprise, No A2IM VEVO Deal, DJ Schools, MOD & More

Hypebot Favicon More news from NARM is up and I expect more later today along with some exclusive video.  Be sure to check out part 2 of Kyle's interview with the New Rock Star Philosophy duo. Sorry, but I haven't finsihed Part 3 on the The Creative Class & Music. Soon, I promise.



  • Chinese flag Chinese online game publisher Shanda Interactive Entertainment has paid $46.2 million for a 51% stake in Hurray, an artist development, music production and wireless music distributor in China. (DMW)
  • Despite a report in Digital Music News, "There is no deal and I never said there was a deal,"  for A2IM to sign on with the majors to VEVO says A2IM president Richard Bengloff. In fact A2IM has no such authority to make deals for the labels. (Billboard)
  • Stockholm court: Pirate Bay judge wasn't biased. (ars)
  • Why Vevo could become the Hulu of music. (paidContent)
  • Alice In Chains has signed a worldwide deal with EMI's Virgin Records and are gearing up for the release of their first new studio album in more than 10 years.
  • Why Deejay Schools Are Thriving in a Recession. (Time)
  • Clear Channel radio touts digital growth. Still negotiating with problem lenders. (FMQB)
  • MOD Systems has completed deals with all four majors to sell mp3's via its retail kiosks. (press release)