A group of former Caroline, Fontana, and Lumberjack distribution employees are launching the Independent Label Collective (ILC) in conjunction with founding labels including Asian Man, Gravity, Red Scare, and Cavity Records. (Billboard) I’m planning more in depth looks at both the Lumberjack Mordam failure and the formation of ILC in the coming days. If you have anything to add to these sotries please email me at bruce(at)skylineonline(dot)com.
The device that may change the future of music programming. The Portable People Meter is a mobile phone-sized gadget worn by consumers so broadcasters can monitor their listening and viewing habits. (Guardian)
Google Sees YouTube Profitable In Near Future(Reuters)
“Just Tunes” Online Music Store Offers 3+ Million Licensed Songs For Brand Marketers & Ad Agencies(press release)
YouTube XL Coming Soon to the Boob Tube (Epicenter)
New Pirate Bay Will Become a Pay Site - After Global Gaming Factory announced its intention to buy The Pirate Bay, the public was left wondering what the site’s future would look like. Today it was confirmed that sharing on the new site will come with a cost, as the new owners plan to charge the users of the site a monthly fee. (TorrentFreak)
Music industry wants cut of Pirate Bay sale. (cNet)
The (too great)power of the closed Apple eco-system: Palm shares sink after Apple closes iTunes sync. (Yahoo! Tech)