>>> EMI is reporting early sales gains from its DRM free experiment. (Bloomberg) Expect further acceleration by the Fall as Amazon and other stores come online with DRM free and other labels expand experimentation all sparking consumer interest.
>>> Rolling Stone Magazine looks at the decline in the record business. "There's no hope in sight." (RS) Nothing new here, but when the mainstream media says you're over...
>>> The RIAA has been dealt a blow as a New Mexico court denies a motion for discovery. (Ars)
>>> The iPhone will be set up to stream YouTube according to Apple. (Reuters)
>>> Universal had until midnight to respond to the EU iTune's probe. (FMQB)
>>> NYC VENUE BATTLES CONTINUE - The new 600 seat Highline Ballroom got a boost with a surprise performance by Paul McCartney. (more) The Bowery Present's new Brooklyn venue to launch with Patti Smith. (Billboard.biz)