Jamie Rosenberg, Google's Vice President of Digital Content, spoke with Billboard.biz shortly after the company's unveiling of its All Access music service to talk about why music is important to the technology giant and whether Apple users can look forward to seeing a version of All Access on iOS.
Google unveiled its All Access on-demand music service at its I/O developer conference. It will charge $9.99 per month after a 30-day free trial; people who sign up by the end of June will be charged $7.99 per month.
Entertainment law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips on Wednesday announced it is launching a digital media practice and an investment fund aimed at early stage start-ups that facilitate content distribution.
Pandora has been quietly working on a tool that would give artists more information on how their songs perform on its Internet radio service. The tool is essentially a dashboard that tells artists such things as the spin counts of each of their songs, how many thumbs up (or down) their songs have received and their audience reach by age, gender and geography, among other things.
Google Inc. has landed licensing deals with Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group to introduce an on-demand music streaming service that would compete with Spotify, Rhapsody and others, according to executives knowledgeable with the contracts.