After the disaster that was SOPA, the Obama administration has announced a new online privacy plan that will set guidelines for how companies can store and collect personal consumer data. The legislation will place watch dogs on Google and Facebook, and will likely result in an Internet uproar.
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“Man In The Mirror” co-writer Siedah Garrett says change is coming to the Best Original Song Academy Award nomination rules following this year’s snub. Garrett’s “Real In Rio” was one of the only two songs nominated this year.
After Adele won six Grammys, 21 saw the greatest sales spike for a female artist since Nielsen started tracking, with her album sales topping 730,000 in one week.
Christopher Reimer, the guitarist of Women, died in his sleep on Tuesday. He was 26, and the cause of death has yet to be determined.
All of Kraftwerk’s eight shows at MoMA in New York City have already sold out. If you were one of the people who tried and failed to get tickets yesterday, this video will probably make you laugh and cry.
The American Association Of Independent Music (A2IM) has announced the first-ever awards show for independent artists and labels. The A2IM Libera Awards (“Libbies”) will be held at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on June 21.
We all wish we could have some say in music awards shows. Unfortunately, the Grammy Awards aren’t open to our suggestions. We can, however, vote for the mtvU Woodie Awards for best college radio station. 25 stations remain. Only one will win.
SOPA’s European counterpart ACTA’s ratification was suspended after mass protests across Europe. The anti-counterfeiting agreement is being sent to the high court to see whether it violates EU rights.
Digital jazz radio station Jazz FM apologized after the station accidentally broadcast “several minutes of what appeared to be the soundtrack to a gay porn film.” The snafu of sorts occurred Saturday night, and the station is taking serious means to rectify the situation.
Industry Wrap is a weekly CMJ column covering industry-related music news. Send tips to Kate Shapiro at kshapiro [AT] cmj [DOT] com.