BT is reportedly looking to develop a free music download service to attempt to stop music fans downloading music illegally via file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay.
Key Pink Floyd albums have been dropped from the digital market this month, with versions of The Wall, Wish You Were Here, The Final Cut and Animals pulled off the internet.
Vevo, the online portal for music videos, has launched in the US and Canada. Backed by EMI, CBS, Universal and Sony, the video site is looking to entice the Youtube youth into watching music videos online legitimately.
In yet another move signalling just how much trouble the traditional music industry is in, Danger Mouse has called on fans to ignore his record company and download his new album for free.
Apple Corps, Ltd., Harmonix and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks, today announced the 9/9/09 worldwide release of The Beatles: Rock Band. The music-based video game, an unprecedented, experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles, will be available simultaneously worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and Wii home videogame console from Nintendo.
YouTube will continue be allowed to show legit content from Sony Music, after it inked a new deal with the music company.
Major labels EMI and Warner Music and indie label Beggars Group have teamed up to launch a DRM-free MP3 service offering unlimited downloads for £99.99
ExclusiveMuch consternation across the UK's music industry today following the announcement of the MySpace Music service over in the US, with a number of UK independent labels up in arms over News Corporations' music strategy.
Nokia has announced a deal with Warner Music Group to use its back-catalogue for the forthcoming 'Comes With Music', extending the appeal of the soon-to-be released service.