iTunes accounted for 67% of TV show sales in terms of units in 2012, according to NPD estimates. For feature films, iTunes had a commanding 65% share of the market. This roughly mirrors iTunes’ slice of the market for digital music downloads, which ended 2012 with a 63% share.
When Ryan Seacrest tweeted about "lovin" the new Twitter #music app, he was playing a small but critical role in Twitter's grand ambitions to position itself as a next-generation media platform-and it's looking to the music business and its artists as a major building block.
Exploring new ways for independent artists to earn money, online talent agency Big Frame and YouTube artist Dave Days on Thursday launched a new reality video series called "Writing Room." The show pairs 10 up-and-coming YouTube performers with professional producers and songwriters to create original songs and music videos that can be sold as singles or packaged together as an album, as well as generate advertising money as premium content on YouTube.
Twitter, which released its music application to a handful of celebrities last week, announced today on "Good Morning America" and via a blog post that the rest of the world can now pile in. Twitter #Music is available now.
Twitter, which released its music application to a handful of celebrities last week, today announced on "Good Morning America" that the rest of the world can now pile in. The free application, built using technology from We Are Hunted, lets users discover music through artists' and others' Tweets, listen to their music using Rdio or Spotify, check out their concert dates, watch their videos on YouTube or Vevo and buy songs via iTunes. The service is available at https://music.twitter.com and as a separate app for the iPhone through the App Store.