Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

Digital Notes: Yahoo's Music Play; Beep's Wireless Dial; and Pandora's Subscription Growth

Digital Notes: Yahoo's Music Play; Beep's Wireless Dial; and Pandora's Subscription Growth

Beep, backed by David Dolby of Dolby Laboratories, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and a dozen other technology heavyweights, announced its entry into the wireless home audio market. Yahoo has added music discovery to its Aviate mobile homescreen app. And Pandora, largely known for its free offering, posts surprising growth in its PandoraOne paid service.
Beats Music Rolls Out Commerce Via Topspin

Beats Music Rolls Out Commerce Via Topspin

Beats Music has rolled out an option for artists on its streaming music platform to promote merchandise, tickets or other forms of commerce, via an integration with Topspin Media. The arrangement fulfills part of a promise made by Beats Co-founder Jimmy Iovine a year ago to help artists connect directly with their fans.
Beats Music Courting Indies, Signs Up Merlin (Exclusive)

Beats Music Courting Indies, Signs Up Merlin (Exclusive)

Merlin, a music rights organization that represents more than 20,000 independent labels and artists worldwide, announced it has signed a licensing agreement with Beats Music. The multi-year contract gives Merlin the same terms as those negotiated with major music labels.

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