Rdio now on Nook
Music subscription service Rdio is now available on Barnes & Noble' Nook tablet, including the HD and HD+. It's not unusual for a subscription service to have an app for the Nook; Rhapsody, MOG and Grooveshark all have them. The Nook runs Google's Android operating system and is available in eight and 16 GB models. Five million units were shipped through mid-October, according to Forrester Research, making the Nook the third-best-selling tablet after Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle Fire, which also runs on Android.
Bandsintown Âupdates apps
Bandsintown, a concert listings service that lets users find gigs near them by artists they like, has updated three of its apps. The Android version now allows users to fine-tune the radius in the event search and offers a cloud of similar acts. The iPhone app has song previews for thousands of Bandsintown artists and is now compatible with the larger iOS 6 screen. The Facebook update includes a calendar with a personalized list of upcoming shows, recommendations and easier tools for sharing concerts with friends.
study: Emotional intensity of videos matches advertising
A study released by Vevo, in partnership with media agency Interpublic Group, finds that the emotional intensity created by music videos equals the highest advertising impact. The study of more than 100 participants used a brain imaging technology that collected data from the areas known to have functions relevant to communications. Online content outperformed TV on engagement, emotion and memory. Videos scored the highest on emotional intensity and had the highest memory encoding during ad breaks.