Spotify’s new partnership with Virgin Media in the U.K. shines a light on the access model music services will take into homes around the world. People already pay for access to the Internet, cable television and telephone services -- so why not music?
Sony Music Ireland said its web site was hacked Monday, the latest in a string of attacks on Sony dating back to the infiltration of its PlayStation and Qriocity networks in April. Elsewhere in hacking, an Apple server, FoxNews and vBulletin were all hit.
Online gaming company Zynga filed for an initial public offering on Friday (July 1) following days of expectations the company was preparing a bid to sell its shares on the market. Zynga has partnered gaming with music artists including, Lady Gaga, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. The company’s S-1 filing puts the estimated amount to be raised at $1 billion.
James Dolan, president and chief executive officer of Cablevision Systems Corp was elected to the Live Nation board of directors according to documents filed with the SEC. Dolan is also chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, which owns Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theater and the Chicago Theater. It also owns sports teams (New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Liberty) and media properties (MSG, Fuse).