Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

Apple iTunes Radio Launching Sept. 18, Called 'Pure Dose of Awesomeness'

Apple iTunes Radio Launching Sept. 18, Called 'Pure Dose of Awesomeness'

Following up on its promise in June to launch an Internet radio product, Apple announced iTunes Radio will debut on Sept. 18 as a feature of its iOS 7 operating system. Apple SVP Craig Federighi spent less than two minutes showing off iTunes Radio creating a Rush station and calling it "a pure dose of awesomeness" before moving on to highlight iOS 7's other features. At the press conference's end, Elvis Costello in an iconoclast mood performed "Radio Radio."
Alex Pham's Digital Notes: SourceAudio Gets $1.2 Million; Google Glass Adds Sound Search; VEVO Grows Views

Alex Pham's Digital Notes: SourceAudio Gets $1.2 Million; Google Glass Adds Sound Search; VEVO Grows Views

With the pace of digital music news running around the clock seven days a week, Billboard.Biz is elated to introduce its newest franchise: Digital Notes by Billboard's senior digital correspondent Alex Pham which compiles the latest music tech news from across the globe. Today, SourceAudio's seed financing; Google Glass' Sound Search function; Vevo's audience numbers.
BitTorrent Is Not a Crime: Once a Pariah, Now Providing Distribution & Data for Music, Movies & TV (From the Magazine)

BitTorrent Is Not a Crime: Once a Pariah, Now Providing Distribution & Data for Music, Movies & TV (From the Magazine)

The entertainment world's fear and loathing of BitTorrent has, lately, started to give way to a more pragmatic attitude -- something along the lines of, "If you can't beat them, at least learn how to leverage them." The shift from pariah to potential partner comes as the result of BitTorrent's efforts to reach out to media companies and deliver tangible data results -- email addresses, awareness, traffic and, eventually, sales.

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