Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

Sony Seeking to Sell Gracenote (Report)

Sony Seeking to Sell Gracenote (Report)

Sony Corp. is reportedly exploring a sale of Gracenote, a subsidiary business that operates a database covering 180 million tracks and whose audio recognition technology is embedded in various mobile devices and music services including Apple Inc.'s iTunes.
Bop.fm CEO on Creating a Universal Platform For Music Services

Bop.fm CEO on Creating a Universal Platform For Music Services

Bop.fm is a new company that lets listeners share songs with friends regardless of what music service they subscribe to. Billboard spoke with its founders, who described the service as "Kayak for music."
Audiam to Pay YouTube Creators for Using Its Tracks (Exclusive)

Audiam to Pay YouTube Creators for Using Its Tracks (Exclusive)

It used to be that users who upload videos to YouTube containing copyrighted music are served with legal threats. In February, they'll have the chance to get a check instead. Audiam, a company that monetizes cover songs on YouTube, is offering a novel twist on music licensing: give people who use a selection of the company's tracks in their videos the ad revenue generated by those videos for the month of February.

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