Neil Young's high-resolution music service is now gaining traction. Called Pono, the concept is getting vocal support from musicians such as Flea. "It's not like some vague thing that you need dogs' ears to hear," the charismatic bassist told Rolling Stone. "It's a drastic difference." Pono has already gained attention from the now Big Three major labels, and Warner Music Group has converted its collection to 192kHz/24-bit high-res. "Pono will force iTunes to be better and to improve quality at a faster pace,” Young predicted.
If you're planning on getting the iPhone 5, you may have heard Apple’s new proprietary Lightning port. SlashGear has unveiled an authentication chip in the new cords, which means that third party developers will find it difficult to develop their own versions of the cable. What's more, because of the complexity of the cables, Apple has experienced trouble meeting its own demand.
Also, check out the trailer for 'Greetings from Tim Buckley.' It's for the upcoming biopic about the late Jeff Buckley, and the tribute concert to his father Tim Buckley in New York that essentially launched his career. Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl fame is starring as Jeff, with Daniel Algrant directing.
Also, Sony announced that it will be releasing rapper MGK’s EP exclusively on its Music Unlimited service. Sony is playing in a crowded field and hopes to establish ground with coveted content.
Jeff Jampol, the manager of The Doors as well as the estates of Janis Joplin, Rick James, and others, is now managing The Henry Mancini Trust, according to his LinkedIn account.
And, Universal Music Group has formally completed its $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI, according to the company.
Elsewhere, Portugal's Attorney General has now ruled that file-sharing for personal use is legal. The ruling follows a high-profile attempt by anti-piracy group ACOPOR to initiate legal action against approximately 2,000 swappers.
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Of course the three big labels want to hear more. They can resell their back catalog again in another format and don't pay the artists.