Eircom MusicHub, the digital music service of Irish Internet service provider eircom, announced Friday it will shut down at the end of June. The basic streaming service is provided free to all eircom customers. Here are three lessons from HusicHub’s demise.
This week, Daft Punk is poised to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Random Access Memories," becoming the latest poster child for a digital marketing tactic once thought of as risky but is now starting to crop up with the regularity of a techno beat -- making entire albums available for free prior to release.
The International Music Summit wrapped today in Ibiza after its third and final day of panels. Before hearing Maya Jane Coles DJ at the first of many official after parties, attendees heard speakers like Ultra Records' Daniel Waxman on the “Is the American Style of Doing Business Killing the Heart of Dance Music” panel, participated in the first IMS Vote and saw NYC nightlife impresario Judy Weinstein honored
As previously reported, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, and Daft Punk scores its first top 10 with "Get Lucky," featuring Pharrell Williams. Who else makes news on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week?
Anglo-Scandinavian artist and songwriter management/publishing company Lateral MGMT is coming to the U.S. The company, which currently operates out of London and Stockholm and manages hit U.K. artists Paloma Faith and Taio Cruz, tells Billboard that it will open a new office in Los Angeles by September.
Last week's No. 2 album, the soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby," slips by an incredibly moderate 30% in its second week; David Bowie's "The Next Day" has become his longest-charting studio album since 1987's "Never Let Me Down" spent 26 weeks on the tally that year; and ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog returns to the Billboard 200 after an almost 30-year wait.