MXP4’s new Bopler Games, launched in beta Wednesday on Facebook, features music from EMI Music and EMI Publishing that’s part of a global licensing agreement between the companies. Available songs include, "The World is Mine" by David Guetta, "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club, "The Fear" by Lily Allen and "Rio" by Duran Duran
U2 manager Paul McGuinness has been called an apostate and a visionary for his strident views on combating piracy and ISPs; lately, with U.S. entertainment corp's backing a copyright alert system, the latter view seems to be winning out. Also, Hype Machine's music speed dating and Universal Music's PDA for a PDX Service by Crunch Digital.
CHNL, a new direct-to-fan services startup, has just raised $1.2 million from Giantstep Angel Network, according to reports. The first artist to roll out a page using CHNL tools is downtempo electronic group Thievery Corporation.
Clear Channel is bringing out the big guns later this year for the debut of its personalized Internet radio service. Pandora is holding its first Financial Analyst Day Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. pacific. And Warner Music Group completed another step in its acquisition by Access Industries.
Rhapsody announced Monday that its music subscription service surpassed the 800,000 subscriber mark. The announcement comes during the week Spotify is expected to launch in the U.S. and a quote from Rhapsody President John Irwin seemed to contain a veiled reference to the European music streaming service.