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Prediction: Major Label Will Aquire DIY Distributor - hypebot

Prediction: Major Label Will Aquire DIY Distributor - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
By Frank Woodworth (@GlacialConcepts), Director of Business Development at Thrillcall, a concert discovery and ticketing platform for web and mobile applications. A major label is going to buy a DIY distributor, such as TuneCore or CD Baby.
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What will happen of today's DIY distributors? Let's hope they won't turn into merger game for major companies.

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Key to Universal-EMI decision: Has music business lost control? - Reuters

Key to Universal-EMI decision: Has music business lost control? - Reuters | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
On the face of it, Universal Music Group's bid to buy a big chunk of EMI stands to make the world's leading music company an even more formidable force, combining Universal's star lineup of Lady Gaga and Rihanna with the British company's deep library of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Katy Perry.

Certainly the fierce opposition from rival Warner Music Group, consumer groups and independent music companies makes it seem that way. They have all vowed to fight it tooth and nail, telling U.S. and European regulators that the merger would create a behemoth capable of controlling the future of digital media by withholding content from digital music startups.

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How The Google Motorola Acquisition Helps the Music Industry - Billboard.biz

How The Google Motorola Acquisition Helps the Music Industry - Billboard.biz | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
How The Google Motorola Acquisition Helps the Music IndustryBillboard.bizFor the music industry, this is a significant development given the role that mobile will play on the future of digital music.
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BMG Rejoins With Sony For Parlophone Records Bid - hypebot

BMG Rejoins With Sony For Parlophone Records Bid - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Sony Music is again partnering with Bertelsmann's BMG, this time in a bid for Parlophone Records and a number of other EMI properties put on the block by Universal Music.
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the record industry will eat itself

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Music Deals Could Transform Digital Market

Music Deals Could Transform Digital Market | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

As the Justice Department presses forward with its lawsuit filed last week against Apple and two publishers for allegedly colluding to raise prices and manipulate the evolving market for digital books, the nation’s other antitrust regulator is weighing whether to approve a transaction that could dramatically impact the development of another digital market: music.

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