Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

Google's Vice President of Content, Jamie Rosenberg, Talks All Access: Q&A

Google's Vice President of Content, Jamie Rosenberg, Talks All Access: Q&A

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 Launches Streaming Music Service

Google Launches Streaming Music Service

Google Inc. jumped into the increasingly crowded music subscription business Wednesday, announcing an on-demand service that's "uniquely Google."
Manatt Launches Digital Media Investment Fund

Manatt Launches Digital Media Investment Fund

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 Reaches 40 Million Active Users, Sees No Impact from On-Demand Services

Exclusive: Pandora's Plan to Share More Streaming Data With Artists

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 Signs Universal, Sony for On-Demand Music Service

Google Signs Universal, Sony for On-Demand Music Service

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.
Jack Conte’s Patreon: Anyone Can Be a Patron of the Arts

Jack Conte’s Patreon: Anyone Can Be a Patron of the Arts

You don’t have to be a scion of the Medici or Guggenheim family to be a patron of the arts. Jack Conte’s Patreon site will let anyone become a benefactor for as little as $1. Tapping into a basic human instinct to support culture, Conte is leveraging the the Internet to come up with a new digital take on the tradition of patronage for independent artists.

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