Last year may have been the year of social music for the world’s largest social network, but 2013 will be about social movies, books and fitness, said Dan Rose, vice president of partnerships at Facebook Inc.
Intel Corp., known more for its semiconductors than its media prowess, on Tuesday confirmed that it will be jumping into the crowded Internet television business later this year with a device that will allow users to stream live and on-demand content, including pay-TV shows.
Pandora music analyst Steve Hogan has a few tips for you budding songwriters. What does Pandora know about love songs? Many folks know Pandora as an Internet radio streaming service. But the company’s secret sauce is a music genome algorithm that catalogs hundreds of musical attributes for every song that Pandora streams.
Technology juggernauts Microsoft Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. on Monday outlined their distinct approaches into content as both step gingerly into the entertainment business. Microsoft, which recently hired former CBS Network Television Entertainment Group’s Nancy Tellem to run its newly opened L.A. production studios in Santa Monica, Calif., said viewers will start to see original content from those studios this year.
Looking to extend the Grammy experience beyond Sunday’s extravaganza awards show, the Recording Academy on Friday announced it has tapped Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park to spearhead a promotional campaign aimed at running through South By Southwest and beyond.
Social media has infiltrated the music industry and become a part of the business, relinquishing its status as digital rebel without a cause. That’s not to say that social media has been domesticated for marketing purposes. If anything, social media tools continue to morph in unpredictable, and sometimes challenging ways, according to a panel representing artists, producers, marketers and technologists hosted by the Recording Academy as part of Grammy Week.