Last Week In Review

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*Jingle Punks introduced a well-crafted iPad app, a nice competitive stab for the B2B sync licensing space.

*Pandora reached its 65 millionth registered user, an 8 percent jump since late July.

*Vevo finalized an inclusion deal with Google TV.

*Creative Commons launched a $550,000 “Superhero” fundraiser.

*Issues were hashed, re-hashed and double-dissected at a pair of music conferences this week – the Future of Music Coalition’s Policy Summit (#FMC10) and Digital Music Forum West (#DMFW).  Complete notes on digitalmusicnews.com

*Gene Simmons criticized the music industry for lacking the balls to sue every single file-swapper.  But the discussion soon shifted to some other things major labels would do… that is, if they really had the balls…

*T. Bone Burnett advised artists to “stay completely away from the internet”.

*Interscope Geffen A&M revenues are now 70% digital.

*NPD Group presented 9 reasons why consumers don’t purchase downloads.  The industry picked-apart and criticized the findings.

*Scary stat: The anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor outsold the entire US-based recording industry in 2009.

*Oh, and TuneCore CEO Jeff Price blew his lid.

*The Echo Nest scored a $7 million funding round.