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  1. Foursquare To Introduce Fan Exclusives At SXSW With fun., Counting Crows, Asher Roth

    March 07, 2012 12:05 PM EST Foursquare today announced the creation of "specials" for concerts, a new feature that will allow artists to create promotional pushes, give away prizes, and offer exclusive rewards for fans who check into their concerts using the servic ...

  2. Foursquare Partners with Songkick For Live Music Check-Ins

    August 18, 2011 2:01 PM EDT Foursquare, the popular social networking site that allows users to broadcast their current location to friends, has announced partnerships with Songkick, ESPN and MovieTickets.com to help users further narrow down their current locations. The par ...

  3. @NARM: Location Services Not Yet Ready for Prime Time

    May 11, 2011 9:06 PM EDT LOS ANGELES -- Location check-in services like Foursquare and Facebook Places remain a point of great interest to record labels, artist managers and retailers. But so far, their value has yet to be either proven or understood. "We're jus ...

  4. Facebook Check-In Service Rewards Users With Music Downloads

    April 28, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Mobile check-in services are hot right now, and technology firm Neurotic Media is hoping to capitalize on that with a new service that lets users get free access to digital music when checking into various locations via Facebook. The service is ca ...

  5. Foursquare's Jonathan Crowley Talks About Company's Push Into Music Biz

    March 30, 2011 4:48 PM EDT One of the more intriguing new mobile and social media services available today is the location-based check-in "game" Foursquare . Ever since it burst into the mainstream last year, the music industry has struggled to figure out ways to ...

  6. Foursquare Unveils New Features -- Here's What They Mean For Music Fans

    March 09, 2011 1:56 PM EST Foursquare, the location "check-in" service that launched two years ago at SXSW, last night updated its service with a range of new features just in time to show them off at the same show again this year. They include: -- An "Explor ...

  7. Terminal 5, Hollywood Bowl, Mercury Lounge Top 2010 Foursquare Venues

    January 28, 2011 12:46 PM EST Foursquare, the location-based mobile platform for meeting up that allows users to keep track of other users' whereabouts, has just released its global numbers for 2010. In addition to growing by 3,400% and having more than 1.5 million daily ...

  8. James Blunt Checks In To Facebook Places

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter James Blunt is set to be the first major artist in the U.K. to embrace Facebook Places, the latest feature from the social networking site. The tool allows Facebook users to publish their current locations on the site via their m ...

  9. Location-Based Apps Far From Crossing Into Mainstream

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Despite their intense hype, location-based applications like Foursquare are far from crossing over into the mainstream. In fact, the vast majority of mobile phone owners claim to have never used them. And the buzz-heavy Foursquare isn’t even the m ...

  10. Location-based Service Loopt To Give Away UMG Songs

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Loopt, a mobile location-based service that's been in operation for years, is taking on Foursquare with a new check-in service called Loopt Star that, among other things, will provide free music as prizes to users who earn certain achievement ...

  11. VH1 Links With Foursquare For Sweepstakes

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The location-based mobile social game Foursquare has, to date, held more promise for the music industry than actual results. But, that’s beginning to change as Foursquare and VH1 have teamed for a sweepstakes running through Oct. 10. Foursquare us ...

  12. Business Matters: Madison Square Garden, Live Nation, Foursquare and More

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Madison Square Garden, Inc., reported revenue of $306.5 million in Q1 2010, up from $281.3 million last year. Net income was $17.4 million, up from a net loss of $1.9 million. MSG Entertainment, the company's venue business, experienced a ...