Exploring new ways for independent artists to earn money, online talent agency Big Frame and YouTube artist Dave Days on Thursday launched a new reality video series called "Writing Room." The show pairs 10 up-and-coming YouTube performers with professional producers and songwriters to create original songs and music videos that can be sold as singles or packaged together as an album, as well as generate advertising money as premium content on YouTube.
Twitter, which released its music application to a handful of celebrities last week, announced today on "Good Morning America" and via a blog post that the rest of the world can now pile in. Twitter #Music is available now.
Twitter, which released its music application to a handful of celebrities last week, today announced on "Good Morning America" that the rest of the world can now pile in. The free application, built using technology from We Are Hunted, lets users discover music through artists' and others' Tweets, listen to their music using Rdio or Spotify, check out their concert dates, watch their videos on YouTube or Vevo and buy songs via iTunes. The service is available at https://music.twitter.com and as a separate app for the iPhone through the App Store.
7digital, a supplier of digital music downloads and streaming services, has struck a deal to integrate its music store on QNX Software System's Car application platform being used by Audi, BMW, General Motors Co., Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. Like many digital music services, 7digital has been looking for ways to penetrate the automotive market, which is seen as the next frontier for connected entertainment.
Nearly a decade after selling its first digital song, Apple Inc.'s iTunes continued to dominate with a 63% unit share of the U.S. market for digital music downloads in the fourth quarter, according to estimates released Tuesday by the NPD Group Inc. Amazon.com's MP3 store remained No. 2 with 22% market share, NPD said.