YouTube will be experimenting with an option over the next few months that will let a handful of channel partners charge a subscription fee for their content, according to sources knowledgeable with the plans.
Ultra Music, an independent electronic music label that over the years has represented Deadmau5, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris and numerous other EDM artists, on Wednesday announced a strategic deal with Machinima, one of the largest networks on YouTube.
BandPage on Wednesday announced that its half a million users can update some of their information simultaneously on Twitter, Pandora, SoundCloud and Facebook -- putting in place key pieces of its ambition to give musicians a central location where they can manage their myriad online presence.
Music can be as much about the visuals as it is about the sound. Among the more intriguing demonstrations of this at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was a video display in the Sony booth from an independent band called Love in the Circus; the Los Angeles based band used projection imaging to create a live stage that evokes a Cirque du Soleil-esque setting, wrapping custom animations around a physical stage set.
Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show gives the world a preview of the flood of gadgets heading our way in the coming year and beyond. Some are incredibly silly, while others are complete game changers. All promise to make people's lives better somehow. We've crisscrossed the show floors to come up with six products -- each representing larger trends in consumer electronics as they relate to the world of media.
Will.i.am, self-described "pop-thropologist," flashed his geeky side during a panel Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, showing off his new piece of tech that upgrades the camera on the iPhone and describing his approach to working with some of the world's biggest brands.