More Music Industry News: Flash Ban, Vivendi Reports, HMV Falls, Taco Machines & More

  • image from www.eecs.tufts.edu What Apple’s Flash Ban Means For Music. (Billboard.biz)
  • Universal Music Group  (UMG) parent company Vivendi said its performance in the first quarter of 2010 was in line with expectations and predicted a modest increase in profits for the full year. The company also announced the appointment of Lucian Grainge, Co-CEO of UMG, as a member of the Vivendi Management Board. He will take up the position of CEO of UMG on January 1, 2011, succeeding Doug Morris, who will remain as Chairman. (FMQB)
  • BPI and The Pirate Bay clash at London music industry debate. (Music Ally)
  • eMusic has extends its digital music club rewards initiative to the UK. Dubbed the eMusic A+R Access + Rewards program, UK eMusic members will get offers and discounts from select music partners. 
  • UK music retailer HMV's sales fall 10%. Group pins hopes on boost from release of Avatar on DVD and new Amy Winehouse album following 'difficult' start to the year (Guardian)

  • image from blogs.iwcc.edu Yahoo looses another exec:
    Bryan Lamkin, senior
    vice president for the consumer products group, is leaving the company
    after little more than a year on the job.(CNet)
  • Michael Robertson on music in the cloud: A Billion Taco Vending Machines = Bigger Taco Industry

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