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  1. Latin Conference: Social Savviness, DJ Domination Dictate Current Scene

    April 26, 2012 10:31 AM EDT Living Social (L-R): Mark Coatney (Media Outreach Director, Tumblr), Ashley Simon (manager, media partnerships, Foursquare), Jorge Rincon (CEO, Red Mas), Vivian Lewit (director, music content partnerships, YouTube), Demian Bellumino (VP of Operati ...

  2. SXSWi's Growth in Attendance, Social Activity in One Big Infographic

    March 22, 2012 2:00 PM EDT For the past few years, Dallas-based digital marketers Agency Entourage have compiled information on some of the social and digital aspects of the SXSW Interactive festival, including its rapid and massive growth. They've tracked attendance, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business Matters: Copyright Office Proposes Federalization of Protections for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

    December 30, 2011 5:30 PM EST We'll Take 'Em: U.S. Copyright's Office's Plan For Pre-1972 Recordings -- The U.S. Copyright Office has recommended that sound recordings made before February 15, 1972 be under the auspices of the federal government. The report ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. This Week in Apps: Songkick, Gowalla with Owl City, Avid Scorch, Echo Nest's Facebook App Contest

    June 10, 2011 11:21 AM EDT Our weekly look at the hottest new music apps available for your mobile devices… Songkick Concerts The app scans the music stored in users' iPhones and cross references it to its database of 100,000 concert listings worldwide to create a pers ...

  7. This Week in Apps: Lady Gaga (x 2), Lokast, Spins.FM, Moodagent, SoundHound, RedLaser

    May 27, 2011 2:15 PM EDT -- Lady Gaga "Revenge" and "The Monster in You" (@ladygaga @taptaprevenge @appetizermobile) The all-out marketing blitz behind Lady Gaga's new album "Born This Way" wouldn't be complete without a few mobile ...

  8. @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 ...

  9. Business Matters: Tasti D-Lite and Foursquare, One Year Later

    April 28, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Tasti D-Lite and Foursquare: One Year Later -- Frozen yogurt chain Tasti D-Lite has learned a thing or two about its Foursquare users over the last year: Users are younger, spend less and visit more often, says social technology officer B.J. Emers ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. The Location-Based Mobile Music App Explosion, A Survey

    March 25, 2011 11:40 AM EDT Adding location awareness to music apps is fast becoming a major mobile trend, as is evident by a rash of new mobile music apps hitting app stores of late. Use of location technology is taking many forms. Many, if not most, are designed to let use ...

  13. SXSW Interactive 2011: The News Beyond The Fluff

    March 17, 2011 11:47 AM EDT SXSWi 2011: Beyond the experiential. (Photo: Amy Price) SXSWi, the interactive portion of the annual SXSW conference, ended on Tuesday. Much -- perhaps too much -- was written about the experience of SXSWi and too little about the companies and th ...

  14. The Week in Apps - SXSW Edition: Roqbot, SoundTracking, inConcert, More

    March 17, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Social music apps blending a mixture of location-based information, song sharing, and fan-to-artist interaction were all the rage at SXSW this week, as the interactive portion of the event spilled into the music part. The latest and greatest inclu ...

  15. Superglued Sneak Peek: App, Unveiling At SXSW, Finds Gigs Based On Location, Friends, Preferences

    March 14, 2011 1:31 PM EDT While the music industry continues to wait for Foursquare to develop a music strategy, other less-known location-based apps are doing it today. SuperGlued is one such company, using the South by Southwest festival to launch an app that lets users ...

  16. Party Scene at SXSWi 2011: Who Needs Meet-Up Apps When You Have the Driskill?

    March 12, 2011 8:28 PM EST The Lobby Scene: At SXSWi NYC's Silicon Alley went to the Driskill Hotel Parties, may they be promotional events, drunken revelries or simply a group of people wandering down 6th Street, are an essential component of the SxSWi experience. If ...

  17. SXSW 2011: Sharing, Locating, Starting-Up - Three Tech Trends to Watch

    March 11, 2011 2:34 PM EST Call it "Spring Break for Geeks" or "Shitshow" as you like, but SXSW remains an important convergence of innovators, tastemakers and press that can make or break a fledgling company's mainstream aspirations. Twitter and Fo ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Facebook Developer Booyah Announces 'Nightclub City: DJ Rivals' Mobile Gaming App

    February 25, 2011 4:18 PM EST The creators of Nightclub City, a music-focused social game on Facebook, are bringing their experience to mobile phones next month with a unique app that blends the two platforms. The Nightclub City game on Facebook lets users create custom virtua ...

  20. Biz Matters: Spain's Music Sales Dropped 21% In 2010

    January 31, 2011 1:52 PM EST Spain's Recorded Music Dropped 21% Last Year -- Spain's recorded music market dropped 21.1% to €167 million (U.S. $228 million), according to figures released by Promusicae, the country's recorded music industry trade group. The dec ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Foursquare Founder at MIDEM Avoids Music Specifics, Hints At New Features

    January 22, 2011 12:00 AM EST Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai CANNES, France - The crowd that came to see Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai talk about how the music industry can best use Foursquare, the popular check-in app, walked away disappointed. For attendee ...

  23. Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em Releases Location-based App

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, always an early technology adopter, is aiming to mimic the location-based app experience with a new iPhone app, SouljaWorld. The app, which will be released Nov. 30 alongside his new album “The DeAndre Way,” is Foursquare-like ...

  24. Ticket Discounting, Social Marketing Worth Debated As Touring Confab Kicks Off

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Discounting is hurting the touring business, said the first panel at Billboard’s 7th Annual Touring Awards and Conference, and social media can be a helpful tool – even though its actual worth may be somewhat of a mystery. In a recession-plagued m ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Facebook Unveils 'Places' Feature

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Facebook unveiled plans Wednesday to let users share their location data with other friends, Foursquare-style, through a new feature called Facebook Places. The service will let users “check-in” at various venues, find where their Facebook friends ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. How Foursquare Can Promote Artists

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT How could a band use Foursquare or other geolocation apps? Music Supported Here has this advice : “’Checking in’ at the venue when you arrive for load-in would send a message out to all of your friends/fans you are there – an gentle reminder about ...

  29. How Apple Will Change The Cloud-Based Music Space

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A good prediction in this Q&A with Thumbplay CEO Evan Schwartz on Apple’s entry into cloud music services: “When they launch they'll put a lot of marketing and a lot of money behind it and it'll educate all consumers about the value ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Business Matters: BMI, John Lennon, Foursquare, Lilith and more

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT INTERIM FEE AGREED ON -- BMI and the Radio Music License Committee have agreed on an interim fee starting August 1 that will reduce the radio industry’s fee to $192 million from $217 million. BMI had previously agreed to the lower fee (reduced 7% ...

  32. Foursquare Close To Obtaining Funding: Report

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Startup website Foursquare, a location-based services company, is close to getting new funding that would allow it to expand, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The funding, led by Silicon Valley ...

  33. Business Matters: Hastings, Rap-A-Lot, Echo Nest and More

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter -- Entertainment retailer Hastings reported a 4.9% increase in revenue to $129 million in the first quarter of 2010. Net income dropped to $1 million from $1.7 million. Comp store revenue increased 4.9%. Comp store ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Poor AT&T Service Hurts Smartphone Apps at Coachella

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT iPhone aps are great – except when network gridlock prevents them from working. Coachella’s smartphone app was among those hit by poor AT&T service at the three-day festival in Indio, Calif. Judging from reports coming out of the festival, cal ...

  36. @SXSW: THE DAILY DIGEST: Location Services Steal SXSW Spotlight

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Location-based social networking services ruled the discussion during the opening weekend of SXSW as they used the chaos of the festival to showcase their capabilities. With so much going on at once, knowing who is where at any given time helps th ...