NEWS BRIEF: Spotify App Stats, EMI vs. Irish, Music Unlimited to iOS, Rhapsody Beats Spotify & More

Hypebot FaviconFirst numbers: How successful are Spotify’s apps? (GigaOm) Answer: They're off to a strong start.

  • EMI Records launches action against Ireland over anti-piracy order. (IrishTimes)
  • Sony Music Unlimited coming soon to iOS. (CNet) If you can't beat ''em, join 'em.
  • Dutch court orders block on Pirate Bay website. (Reuters)


  • Why Rhapsody Is (Probably) Bigger Than Spotify — In the U.S. (AllThingsD)
  • What Is Going On With Sean Parker's New Startup Airtime? (Business Insider) Most say its video chat which could ba great tool for artists.
  • Without radio play or a major promotional push, Jason Mraz entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 8 with "I Won't Give Up," courtesy of a No. 1 debut on the Digital Songs chart and 229,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
  • The Echo Nest Adds Twitter to Its Music Toolkit. (DMW)
  • DJ Shadow's music business survival guide. (GQ)
  • Spotify + Pandora = SpotOn Radio (O)
  • EMI Music and Stingray Digital Announce Global Content Agreement

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