LyricFind struck a deal with BandPage to let artists sell tickets and merchandise alongside the millions of lyrics its partner sites serve up each month. Audiam raised $2 million from Jimmy Buffett, Jason Mraz and others. And Aether's Cone streaming music player aims at being the Nest of speakers.
RuPaul released a decoy album on Torrent sites alongside his tenth record, "Born Naked." The decoy album itself has become a hot commodity and has become a cocktail conversation topic on Tumblr and elsewhere for its cheeky encouragement of fans to go buy the album.
Rapper 50 Cent is set to headline a South By Southwest concert on March 11 that will be live-streamed via Hang w/, a mobile app that's being used by dozens of celebrities to broadcast their daily activities and chat with fans.