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Music 2.0 Week In Review: Zune Bonus Checks, WMG Rumbles, Digital NARM & More

Zune_logo > Last week Microsoft sent a one time "Zune Bonus" to indie labels and digital distributors. (Hypebot broke the story and we're working on a follow up. Email me and let me know if your label or distribution co. got a check from Zune.)

> Warner Music Group losses widened

> FROM DIGITAL NARM:

> A hip hop Who's Who filled TVT's list of unsecured creditors

> eMusic was forced to yank Rolling Stones ABKCO catalog

> Ad supported Qtrax finally scored Universal, its first major label

> 12,000 indie labels have signed up with Merlin for global digital rights collection

Music_note SHORT HITS: Buzznet bought AbsolutePunk.net, NIN release a free album, Sony/BMG, EMI using Amazon on demand pressing to re-release old titles, UK's Assoc. Of Independent Music issues a "Digital Copyright Manifesto", MySpace enabled profile and content sharing with other sites.

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