Yahoo Music plans to support so-called “TrustedFlash” cards. These new cards let consumers access premium content like music, movies and games on the mobile devices and securely use the Internet or their mobile network.
Virgin’s independent-style record label, V2 Music, and mobile video solutions developer Rok Player have announced the release of an indie music video album on a memory card.
Reuters: Sanctuary ends all buy-out talks: The debt-laden music group that has issued a string of profit warnings in recent months.
Music Labels Finally Cash In On Videos – Forbes: MTV and Warner Music Group have signed a mobile content deal in the US. The idea is to do what music companies did with music videos when MTV started – use mobile videos to sell music. Duh. See also Business Week: Warner Music, MTV sign licensing deal
(AP): Four music giants and their local subsidiaries are suing Baidu.com, China’s largest Internet search engine, for copyright infringement (See also: Forbes)
The iPod nano is fast becoming Apple#039s next Cube – as, it#039s flawed hardware. SiliconValley.com reports that, like the small desktop PC Apple launched in the late 1990s, the Nano is being criticised for its alleged cosmetic defects, including problems with the screen.
(AP): Four music giants and their local subsidiaries are suing Baidu.com, China#039s largest Internet search engine, for copyright infringement (See also: Forbes)
BandaAID.com, a disaster relief initiative which directs all MP3 download receipts to aid foundations for natural disasters, has launched a “Disaster Relief Music Portal”. Their press release is here. However, they appear only to have one artist. Good idea – but the execution isn#039t there yet.