U2 Plays Free Unannouced Shows In NYC

Ever the smart marketers, U2 promoted their new CD release on the streets of NYC yesterday according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Irish rock star Bono brought traffic to a standstill. Continue reading

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WEED Says Listen Before You Buy

Wired.com writes that "while the music industry attempts to shutter peer-to-peer services in court and in Congress, one company is using P2P networks to promote and pay artists." "Shared Media. Continue reading

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Universal Experiments With Digital Only Releases

The New York Times today reported that Universal is starting a "digital only" release program for select indy bands. "…this week, the Shazam and seven other relatively unknown acts will. Continue reading

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Elvis Costello Spoofs FBI Piracy Warnings

Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000. Bob. Continue reading

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Eminem Offers Free Ringtone Incentive

Mobile entertainment publisher Mobilss said on Tuesday that the double-disc collector’s edition of rapper Eminem’s album "Encore" will include a link to a free downloadable cell phone ringtone of the. Continue reading

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UMG Finally Enters P2P Market With Snocap Pact

Billboard.biz has just reported that the Universal Music Group has become the first major record company to ink a licensing deal with Napter creator Shawn Fanning’s new peer-to-peer software company. Continue reading

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The Marketing Of Another New Edition Comeback

AP and The Hollywood Reporter write this about another comeback by New Edition: "Over the past two decades, New Edition has managed to overcome the kind of obstacles that have. Continue reading

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Best Busy And MX Partner For Exclusive DVD’s

In a move that is sure to anger independent music retailers, The Hollywood Reporter’s Chris Marlowe reports that’ "Best Buy and MX Entertainment were set to announce today that they. Continue reading

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LIVE FROM NYC: GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA SUMMIT AND BILLBOARD BACKSTAGE PASS TOURING CONFERENCE

Hypebot‘s Bruce Houghton will provide updates from today’s GEMS: Global Entertainment Media Summit and Monday and Tuesday’s Billboard’s Backstage Pass Touring Conference.  SATURDAY – Stopped by GEMS in the afternoon. Continue reading

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US Post Office To Cross Cross-Promote Sub Pop Act Postal Service’s CD

Advertising Age reports that “when the behemoth U.S. Postal Service found out that a young rock band had named itself “Postal Service,” executives weren’t happy. They sent a cease-and-desist letter. Continue reading

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