WARNER MUSIC MEMO: ANNOUNCING THE INDY LABEL INCUBATOR SYSTEM

This (we believe authentic) memo from Lyor Cohen of WMG has been circulationg around the net: Dear Partners, I want to share with you the news that Warner Music Group. Continue reading

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Motown Tries Mobile Promo

Motown Records has tapped wireless community www.accessmob.com to promote four of their newest CD releases. In this campaign, consumers answer trivia questions using their mobile phones for the chance to. Continue reading

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Portability Debate Rages While Rome Burns

Billboard reports that “as anticipation for portable subscription music builds, the plot details for this new chapter in the digital distribution saga remain unclear. Record labels and digital music service. Continue reading

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New Label Team Love’s Business Plan Based On Free Downloads

BusinessWeek magazine and in it’s online edition have published a series of short articles on indy record label Team Love who use the internet and viral marketing to realease and. Continue reading

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Japanese Music Companies Raided In Ringtone Scandal

Associated Press reports that “Japan’s anti-monopoly agency raided several top record companies Thursday on suspicion they illegally blocked other firms from offering music ringtone services to mobile phone users. Fair. Continue reading

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The RIAA Files 744 More Lawsuits Against Downloaders

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the evil empire represented by the RIAA have “filed lawsuits against 744 unidentified people in nine states Wednesday, claiming copyright breaches by Internet users who. Continue reading

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Help For The Majors Is On The Way: The DualDisc Comes To The US

CELEBRITYACCESS reports that the CD/DVD combo disc DualDisc is finally coming to our shores. Is this just another attempt to prop up a sagging bottom line at the major labels?. Continue reading

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Madonna Adds Ringtones To Web Site

Proving again that she’s smarter than most of us Madonna has added ringtones for purchase on her web site. OK, so everyone is jumping on the ringtone bandwagon. But Madonna. Continue reading

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“OUTFOXED” And What It Can Teach The Music Industy

The opportunities and empowerments that new technologies can provide musicians and the music industry is a large part of what Hypebot is all about. Commentator/Writer/Radio Host Bob Lefsetz really captures. Continue reading

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RIAA Finally Does Something Smart?

From Digital Media Wire: RIAA Launches “Gold,” “Platinum” Certifications for Download Sales Los Angeles — The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that it will add sales of digitally. Continue reading

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