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Google is getting closer to debuting a music service, according to multiple music industry sources. Speculation is rife that Google Music could launch as soon as next month. cnet.com...

HMV had announced at the start of January that it was to close 40 stores as well as 20 Waterstone’s outlets in the UK as it looked to cut costs in the wake of disappointing Christmas trading figures. The first wave of closure took place last...

Spain’s recorded music market dropped 21.1% to €167 million (U.S. $228 million), according to figures released by Promusicae, the country’s recorded music industry trade group. The decline was led by a 28.5% drop in the physical recorded music market. billboard.com...

B.E.P’s Will.I.Am, clearly disallusioned with the state of the music industry has gone and found some alternative employment, hopefully bolstering his lowly income.  Now he is Director of Creative Innovation at Intel…....

The Pirate Bay crew has a surprise for the music industry. A few years back they registered a domain name, themusicbay.org, but haven’t done anything with it. That could change soon hypebot.com...

Apple is closing in on 10 billion apps downloaded via the App Store — complete with a $10,000 iTunes gift card for the lucky user who makes the milestone-setting download — and in the process is revealing which apps have done the most to help...

Heineken has come up with a new positioning: ‘Open your World’. To introduce this they have launched a grand 90” TV spot, shot in Barcelona utilising more than 100 actors. Music is nicely integrated  with Danish Pop group ‘The Asteroids Galaxy Tour’ featuring prominently. youtube.com...

The iPhone is chic, smart and cool but its about to loose its mojo as Android is racing ahead of Apple in the US as the mobile phone struggle enters a new phase. guardian.co.uk...

Ten years after piracy first began to ravage the music industry, Britain’s two biggest record labels will finally try to play their part in stopping it, by making new singles available for sale on the day they first hit the airwaves. guardian.co.uk...

Disrupt.fm is based on the premise that pirating music is a common occurrence — one that yields no benefit for musicians when it comes to publicity. To solve that quandary, Glassanos has come up with an alternative method of free music sharing. mashable.com...