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Posted: October 22, 2010 in electronic music, Music Business
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Bankrupt Blockbuster Bought By DISH Network — Look Out, Netflix?
By Henry Blodget/Daily Ticker

Satellite TV operator DISH network has outbid several other suitors for the assets of video-rental chain Blockbuster, which were auctioned off in bankruptcy court yesterday.

DISH paid about $321 million for the company, which has about 1,700 store locations.

What will DISH do with Blockbuster?

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/bankrupt-blockbuster-bought-dish-network-look-netflix-20110406-084759-925.html;_ylt=Atvf_Rc.Etsa6awvp2rPXsIp2YdG;_ylu=X3oDMTE0MGVxN21yBHBvcwM0BHNlYwNNZWRpYUZlYXR1cmVkTGlzdEVkaXRvcmlhbA–;_ylg=X3oDMTM5aXZ0NXZzBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDYTBlZDBlZGQtNzNlOS0zYjZhLTkwOGMtMTQzODQ0NTE2NmM1BHBzdGNhdANleGNsdXNpdmVzfGRhaWx5dGlja2VyBHB0A3N0b3J5cGFnZQ–;_ylv=3

What’s the problem at Best Buy?
By Michael Brush, MSN Money

Disinterest in big-box stores, fierce online competition and still-struggling consumers have soured investors on the electronics giant. But the Blue Shirts should make it through.

http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/what-is-the-problem-at-best-buy-brush.aspx

Spotify Signs Licensing Deal With Universal Music Group: Report | Billboard.biz
http://www.billboard.biz

Spotify is edging closer to a U.S. launch, with a licensing deal with Universal Music Group reportedly in place.

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/spotify-signs-licensing-deal-with-universal-1005227462.story

How Lady Gaga’s 99-cent ‘Born This Way’ Sale Hurt Interscope, Distributors

June 11, 2011
By Ed Christman, New York

Let’s get one thing straight. The Lady Gaga 99 cent sale for ‘Born This Way’ was a great thing for the artist, and for Amazon. On a short-term basis, you could even make the case that it was great for the industry.

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/record-labels/how-lady-gaga-s-99-cent-born-this-way-sale-1005227962.story

Facebook’s Music Plans Reach Far Beyond Spotify: The Real Story

May 25, 2011
By Antony Bruno (@AntonyNBruno), Denver

Is Facebook planning to launch a music service with Spotify as the music provider, as reported by Forbes today?

Highly unlikely. What Facebook is doing, rather, is reaching out to multiple digital media companies-including Spotify and other digital music providers-to discuss ways to more tightly integrate the Facebook social platform into their services.

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/facebook-s-music-plans-reach-far-beyond-1005203602.story

Bloomberg
Businessweek

Apple’s Deals May Transform Digital Music

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_23/b4231035679728.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+mediaredef+(jason+hirschhorn’s+Media+ReDEFined)

Ten Entrepreneurship Rules for Building Massive Companies:
http://greylockvc.com/2011/03/22/ten-entrepreneurship-rules-for-building-massive-companies/

Gerald Anderson “Jerry” Lawson (December 1, 1940 – April 9, 2011)[1][2] was an American electronic engineer known for his work in designing the Fairchild Channel F video game console.[3]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lawson_(engineer)

Amazon launches cloud-based music service
Analyst says ‘locker service’ positioned for competition with Apple
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/amazon-launches-cloud-based-music-service-2011-03-29?siteid=rss&rss=1

Microsoft’s Odd Couple
http://www.vanityfair.com

From the moment Paul Allen saw Bill Gates, a gangly eighth-grader hunched over a primitive computer, his destiny would involve both the man and the machine. Adapting his memoir, Allen recaps how two dropouts launched a tech behemoth. Photograph by Jonas Fredwall Karlsson.
http://www.vanityfair.com/business/features/2011/05/paul-allen-201105

Amazon.com: Advanced Search – Paul Allen: Books http://amzn.to/hHWUtN

Buffet warns social net investors:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9215266/Buffett_warns_social_net_investors_?utm_campaign=Google+News+-+Social+Media&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_source=SNS.analytics

Amazon.com: Advanced Search – Warren Buffett: Books http://amzn.to/foMiHI

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French court convicts Warner head, ex-Vivendi boss http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110121/ap_en_ot/eu_france_vivendi_trial

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Growth in Digital Download Sales Slows http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40619366/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/?gt1=43001

Mute Announces New Structure Details: Label, Publishing, Management Now Combined
http://www.sonicscoop.com/2010/12/09/mute-announces-new-structure-details-label-publishing-management-now-combined/

How Do You Know If Streaming Is A Replacement For P2P? http://bit.ly/g6J6zb

http://music.msn.com/michael-jackson-the-wrap-pt2/story/feature/?gt1=28102

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The 3 P’s of Marketing http://bit.ly/fuUUjk

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Tom Whalley out at Warner Bros. Records
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tom-whalley-out-warner-bros-27849

Beats By Dre: The Secrets Behind a Headphone Empire | Billboard.com
http://www.billboard.com/features/beats-by-dre-the-secrets-behind-a-headphone-1004128122.story#

Ascent Selling Creative and Media Services Divisions to Deluxe – The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ascent-selling-creative-media-services-49077

Sony Music Exec Admits He Made ‘Radical Decision’ in Hiring Amanda Ghost – The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sony-music-exec-admits-radical-45996

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