WATCH: Smule Co-founder Talks Apps, Acquisitions, The Majors and More
October 06, 2010
Smule co-founder Ge Wang sat with Billboard at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live The Music App Summit - Smule took home the best artist app award for "I Am T-Pain" - and discussed his approach to creating game-changing apps, his talks with the majors and more.

WATCH: Clear Channel's Evan Harrison Discusses Digital Strategy, iheartradio App and more
October 06, 2010
Clear Channel's soon-to-exit executive VP, Evan Harrison, participated in a keynote address at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live Music App Summit on Tuesday. After, he sat with Billboard after to discuss the company's digital strategy, the iheartradio app and much more.

@MEL: 'Live Phish,' 'I Am T-Pain' Among Billboard App Summit Winners
October 05, 2010
The best mobile music apps of the year were named at Billboard’s Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, which took place Oct. 5 in San Francisco.

@MEL: Jim Lucchese: Future of Music Biz is Apps
October 06, 2010
The Echo Nest CEO used his keynote speech at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live! Music App Summit to underline the crucial role of app developers for the music business.

@MEL: SoundHound Infinity Grabs Best Music Engagement App Award
October 06, 2010
Summit judges appreciated SoundHound Infinity's features, as well as its deep social links to YouTube, Pandora, iTunes and artist databases.

@MEL: Gibson Wins 'Best Branded App' Award
October 06, 2010
Their learning app Gibson Learn & Master Guitar has reached 1.7 million downloads.

@MEL: Pandora Blasts Into New Mercedes-Benz Models
October 06, 2010
It is also heading to some GM model vehicles after experiencing explosive growth on the iPhone.

@MEL: iPhone Synth 'MorphWiz' Wins 'Best Music Creation App'
October 06, 2010
Prog metal legend and Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess came up with the app.

@MEL: Purported Pandora Killer Makes Pitch At Innovators Showcase
October 05, 2010
Pandora reigns among the break-out music technology apps of the era, but now some upstarts think they can outdo the Oakland, Calif-based music service by making streaming radio more of a game.

@MEL: The Eurythmics' Dave Stewart Wants To Pay You For Tweeting
October 05, 2010
Fans will be able to get paid for tweeting about their favorite bands, thanks to a new technology demonstrated by the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, a producer, solo artist and Nokia's innovation advisor and chief disruption advisor.

@MEL: 'I Am T-Pain' Wins Best Artist-Based App Award
October 05, 2010
Hit iPhone auto-tuner “I Am T-Pain” took home the 'Best Artist-Based App' Award at the Billboard Music App Awards today in San Francisco, beating out finalists Linkin Park's “8-Bit Rebellion” and “TouchChords: Jimmie Vaughan.”

@MEL: Key To App Sales Success: Winning Over Apple's Editors
October 05, 2010
Apple's App store editorial department – tasked with selecting and promoting the best apps on the crowded site – now holds enormous power over the success or failure of music industry apps, panelists said during “The New Music Industry” discussion at the Music App Summit.

@MEL: Upstart Mog Snatches Best Music Streaming App
October 05, 2010
Mobile music subscription service upstart Mog from Berkeley, Calif. took home a Billboard Music App Award today for 'Best Music Streaming App' amid competitors Rhapsody and Thumbplay Mobile.

@MEL: Live Phish Clinches Best Touring App Award
October 05, 2010
A mobile phone app to stream and download Phish concerts after they happen received the Best Touring App award during the Billboard Music App Awards at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live! conference today in San Francisco.

@MEL: 'I Am T-Pain' Creator Smule Sells Two Million iPhone Auto-tuners
October 05, 2010
The No. 1 paid iPhone app was the second Smule app to break two million, after prior hit Ocarina, which turns the iPhone into a playable flute.

@MEL: Shazam Funder To Music Labels: Don't Be Greedy
October 05, 2010
Music labels needs to get apps into users' hands and stop getting hung up on licensing fees, said Matt Murphy, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

@MEL: Motorola Defies WIRED Magazine, Says Web Is Not Dead
October 05, 2010
The web is not dead, it's just gone mobile, said Motorola Mobile Devices vice president Christy Wyatt, giving a keynote speech at the Music App summit of Billboard's Mobile Entertainment Live today in San Francisco.

@MEL: Kazaa Co-Founder Janus Friis 'It's Hard to Compete With Free'
October 05, 2010
Paid music subscription services have their work cut out for them amid free music options like YouTube, Pandora and the thriving peer-to-peer sector, said Janus Friis, co-founder of Skype, Kazaa, and new music subscription service Rdio.

And We're Off...
October 05, 2010
Bill Werde editorial director for Billboard encouraged more than 100 music and tech industry players to “stand on your chair and call bullshit when you start to hear some on stage” this morning during opening remarks at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live Music App Summit in San Francisco.

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BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Media Consultant Paul Vidich
Sep 27, 2010
Did you know that Billboard's Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, which runs Oct. 5. in S.F., features a veritable who's who from the music and technology worlds? Like who? Like Paul Vidich!

Billboard.biz Q&A: App Developer/Dream Theater Keyboardist Jordan Rudess
Sep 22, 2010
Jordan Rudess' claim to fame may be as the keyboardist for the progressive rock outfit Dream Theater, but he's also emerging as a leading voice for the music app development community.

All You Need To Know About Mobile Apps In One Day
Sep 22, 2010
Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit is taking place two weeks from today in San Francisco.

BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Venrock's Dev Khare
Sep 20, 2010
Did you know that Billboard's Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, which runs Oct. 5. in S.F., features a veritable who's who from the music and technology worlds? Like who? Like Dev Khare!

With Mobile Apps, VCs Becoming More Selective
Sep 16, 2010
Mobile apps are exploding across all platforms, and venture capitalists are getting increasingly selective about which companies and services they'll back.

Innovators Showcase To Spotlight Mobile Up-And-Comers
Sep 14, 2010
Get to know the most exciting new and emerging companies here.

BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Redwood Capital's Alan Goodstadt
Sep 14, 2010
Did you know that Billboard's Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, which runs Oct. 5. in S.F., features a veritable who's who from the music and technology worlds? Like who? Like Alan Goodstadt!

Music App Summit: Decision-Makers Discuss Past, Present and Future of Mobile Music Apps
Sep 13, 2010
They event will feature the leading app developers, VCs making bets in the space, and music industry executives discussing what music app strategies have worked so far, which ones haven't, and where they are all placing their bets in the year ahead.

GET APPY: THE FINALISTS FOR BILLBOARD'S MUSIC APP AWARDS
Sep 11, 2010
The music industry has been eager to embrace smart-phone applications. But which are the best of the best? Billboard set out to answer that question by inviting developers to enter their latest creations in our first Music App Awards competition.

BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Norwest Venture's Tim Chang
Sep 10, 2010
Did you know that Billboard's Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, which runs Oct. 5. in S.F., features a veritable who's who from the music and technology worlds? Like who? Like Ted Cohen!

BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: TAG Strategic's Ted Cohen
Did you know that Billboard's Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, which runs Oct. 5. in S.F., features a veritable who's who from the music and technology worlds? Like who? Like Ted Cohen!
Sep 09, 2010 - BillboardBiz