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  1. Drowning In Music: Whyd's Music Bookmarking App Hopes to Be Your Lifeboat

    June 23, 2014 11:04 AM EDT With the massive volume of music created and shared today, discovering a new song isn’t a problem -- remembering it is. Lucky for us, potentially, that music bookmarking service Whyd has released a free mobile app today to help listeners do just t ...

  2. What the Music Business Can Learn From the Gaming and Gambling Industries

    February 04, 2013 10:22 AM EST Hany Nada is founding partner of GGV Capital, a global, expansion–stage venture firm based in Silicon Valley and Shanghai with $1.6B under management. Billboard.biz welcomes responsible content – contact jem.aswad@billboard.com with ideas. Wh ...

  3. Exclusive: Bandcamp Adds User Pages, Gets Social

    January 11, 2013 7:06 PM EST People who love to buy music have a new place to hang out online. San Francisco-based Bandcamp launched new features Thursday that make the direct-to-fan service a bit more like a social network. Bandcamp users can now follow artists, follow other ...

  4. Value of Music Streaming is Data, Says Artist Zoe Keating @FutureSound Conference

    November 18, 2012 9:16 AM EST From left: Ethan Diamond, CEO/Co-Founder, Bandcamp; David Marcus, SVP of Worldwide Artist Services, WMG; Emily White, Co-Founder, Whitesmith Entertainment; Zoe Keating, Artist; consultant Antony Bruno; Jon Irwin, President, Rhapsody International; ...

  5. Bandcamp Kills It With New Web-Optimized Mobile Pages

    August 20, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Bandcamp has absolutely killed it with its new mobile-optimized web pages. Life just got a lot more difficult for MTV, which last week put Artist.MTV pages into public beta and will give it a mobile push later this year. MySpace might as well give ...

  6. Business Matters: Where Venture Capital Money Is Flowing In Music

    August 10, 2012 8:40 PM EDT Where Venture Capital Money Is Flowing In Music -- It's ironic that Warner Music Group now gets 25% of its recorded music digital revenue from some of services that were supposedly off limits to venture capital. The company announced in its e ...

  7. Business Matters: PreSonus Acquires Nimbit, Ushers in New Era in Direct-to-Fan Sales

    July 13, 2012 5:04 PM EDT PreSonus Acquires Nimbit, Shaking Up Direct-to-Fan Call it Direct to Fan 2.0: Nimbit, the Boston-based provider of direct-to-fan music services, announced Thursday it had been acquired by PreSonus, a maker of professional hardware and software equ ...

  8. Topspin Opens Its Doors to All Artists. But Can It Compete?

    March 16, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Direct-to-fan technology provider Topspin has finally opened up its platform to all comers. CEO Ian Rogers calls the new Topspin a "warmer, friendlier site and application" and says the company will release a new version of the software ...

  9. Songkick's Facebook App, New Partnerships Make Concert Listings Easier

    March 15, 2011 11:23 AM EDT Concert listings site Songkick has announced two initiatives aimed at reducing the amount of time artists spend on data entry at their various web sites. In addition to a Facebook app that puts concert listings on an artist's Facebook page, S ...

  10. Topspin To Offer Direct-to-Fan Platform To All Users

    February 16, 2011 5:12 PM EST Direct-to-fan technology company Topspin Media is opening up its service to all comers: Next month the company will offer a new version of its service that will be open to all users starting at $9.99 per month. The subscription service will have t ...

  11. Business Matters: Will Amazon Bring Loss Leader Prices to Apps?

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST Will Amazon Make Apps A Loss Leading Product, Too? -- Apps may soon get the same loss leader sale prices at Amazon that digital music has been getting for quite a while. As Business Insider points out, Amazon will have the final says on app prices ...

  12. Business Matters: UMG, Ellen DeGeneres, Google and more

    August 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. UMG SPENT $840K LOBBYING IN Q2 Universal Music Group spent $840,000 in Q2 to lobby the federal government, up from the $700,000 spent in the same period a year ago, according to BusinessW ...

  13. Amanda Palmer Sells $15K Worth Of Music, Merch In Three Min

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Musician Amanda Palmer has helped give Bandcamp its coming out party. In one of the better DIY success stories, Palmer sold $15,000 of music and merch from her Bandcamp page in just three minutes on Tuesday. Within a day, according to a post at Ba ...

  14. Business Matters: Goldman Sachs, Bandcamp, TuneCore and more

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - Goldman Sachs analysts are predicting Apple’s iPad will be a huge success and the main beneficiary of the transition to tablets. Their explanation is summed up in five bullet points: consumption (iPad is made for light tasks), content (tight int ...

  15. Business Matters: Digital Economy Bill, Bandcamp, Qtrax

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- It is estimated that 40,000 U.K. broadband subscribers will give up their Internet service due to the cost of an anti-piracy campaign tied to t ...