HypeBot Music Briefing

SAN BRUNO, CA (Hypebot) — NEW YORK, CA (Hypebot) — Nokia launches Ovi, a broad net to cell hub that later this year will expand to include a download store offering music both over the air and direct to PC. (TechWeb)

A new Electronic Freedom Foundation report "The RIAA v. People – Four Years Later" slams the RIAA;s ongoing camapign against filer-sharers and calls for flat rate P2P downloads. (pdf of report)

Voting in the UK's BT Digital Music Awards has begun. (BT)

eMusic has renewed contracts with a number of key labels including Beggars Group (4AD, XL and Rough Trade), Matador Records, Concord Music Group (Fantasy and Prestige) and ATO. (Playlist)

Speculation is that Apple will be announcing a revamp of its iPod line at a press event early next week. (Reuters)

Ween inks with Rounder. (Billboard)

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