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  1. @MEL: 'I Am T-Pain' Creator Smule Sells Two Million iPhone Auto-tuners

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paid iPhone auto-tuning app “I Am T-Pain” has sold over two million downloads, Ge Wang co-founder, CTO, and chief creative officer of Smule told audiences at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live Music App Summit today in San Francisco. The No. ...

  2. @MEL: Shazam Funder To Music Labels: Don't Be Greedy

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 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. Their $200 million iFund has invested in 15 iPhone apps including Shazam, a hit mu ...

  3. FULL COVERAGE: Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live Music App Summit in San Francisco #MEL2010

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 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 &quo ...

  4. Vevo Releases Google TV App

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo has created an app for the upcoming Google TV service, the company revealed today. The app will provide a customized catalog of music programming from the Vevo catalog and is built especially for Google TV. A screenshot of the Vevo app at Goo ...

  5. Rhapsody Sales Up 10% On Strength Of Mobile App

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Some interesting tidbits of information surfaced out of an otherwise ho-hum rehash of mobile music subscription services in USA Today , most notably that Rhapsody is seeing a 10% increase in subscribers as a result of their mobile app. From the ar ...

  6. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Media Consultant Paul Vidich

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Paul Vidich Title: Media Consultant & Independent Advisor: ReverbNation, MediaNet, BrightCove, Melodeo, and more Panel: Innovators Showcase (Judge). 1:45 – 2:45. Oct. 5. For more information or to register for Billboard’s Mobile Entertai ...

  7. Business Matters: Harry Fox, Smule, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster Bankruptcy and more

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Harry Fox Inks Deal With IODA -- Harry Fox has inked a deal with digital distributor IODA for a clearance and royalty digital process. One feature is the ability of IODA clients to clear digital l ...

  8. mSpot Reveals Music App Downloads

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Amid all the talk about cloud-based music lockers, such as that reportedly being proposed by Google , there's the nagging question of whether consumers will even go for the idea. mSpot, a far smaller provider of mobile music services, recentl ...

  9. Billboard.biz Q&A: App Developer/Dream Theater Keyboardist Jordan Rudess

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 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. Rudess has created or assisted in the making of several m ...

  10. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Venrock's Dev Khare

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Dev Khare Title: VP, Venrock Panel: On the Horizon. 3:15 – 4:00. Oct. 5. For more information or to register for Billboard’s Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, Oct. 5 in San Francisco, please visit www.MobileEntertainmentLiveFa ...

  11. Napster Releases iPhone App

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Napster now has an iPhone app, allowing subscribers to stream songs to their mobile device. Like the other streaming services, it offers streaming access to its full catalog, cache songs on the device, create playlists and adds an automix feature ...

  12. Business Matters: Ping Followers, Apple, Lala, Verizon and more

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Ping Followers and What They Mean -- Here are a some artists with iTunes Ping profiles and the number of followers each had as of Wednesday evening: Lady Gaga 368,000, Coldplay 305,000, Katy Perry ...

  13. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Redwood Capital's Alan Goodstadt

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Alan Goodstadt Title: Partner, Redwood Capital Panel: Innovators Showcase (Judge). 1:45 – 2:45. Oct. 5. For more information or to register for Billboard’s Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, Oct. 5 in San Francisco, please visi ...

  14. Music App Summit: Decision-Makers Discuss Past, Present and Future of Mobile Music Apps

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT This year’s Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit is taking place Oct. 5 in San Francisco and will be a high-level meeting of the main players involved in making music-relates smartphone apps. They include the leading app developers, VCs ...

  15. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Norwest Venture's Tim Chang

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Tim Chang Title: Principal, Norwest Venture Partners Panel: Innovators Showcase (Judge). 1:45 – 2:45. Oct. 5. For more information or to register for Billboard’s Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, Oct. 5 in San Francisco, pleas ...

  16. Gaming Apps Top Pick Among Smartphone Owners

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The massive popularity and business opportunity provided by mobile applications continue to generate plenty of research from analyst groups. A new report from Nielsen says the average smartphone owner has 27 apps installed on their device of choic ...

  17. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: TAG Strategic's Ted Cohen

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Ted Cohen Title: Managing Partner, TAG Strategic Panel: Innovators Showcase (Judge). 1:45 – 2:45. Oct. 5. For more information or to register for Billboard’s Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, Oct. 5 in San Francisco, please vi ...

  18. Apple, Google To Clash In Music Space By Christmas

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc. is in talks with music labels on plans for a download store and a digital song locker that would allow its mobile users to play songs wherever they are as it steps up its rivalry with Apple Inc, according to people familiar with the ma ...

  19. Here's All You Need To Know From The Apple Announcement

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Beyond the big news about the Ping social network and the new lineup of iPods , here are the other interesting bits from the company's annual media event today in San Francisco: - Apple has shipped 120 million devices running the iOS operatin ...

  20. The New Apple iPod Lineup

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at its annual media event and introduced a completely new lineup of iPods, revamping every model it has on the market, in what he called “the strongest lineup of iPods we’ve ever had.” The Shuffle gets navigatio ...

  21. ASCAP Flips Switch On Free App

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP launched a free app for Apple's portable devices today. The app allows ASCAP members to access their own catalog, performance and royalty information through the organizations membership access portal. Beyond its members, the app will a ...

  22. BILLBOARD MUSIC APP AWARDS FINALISTS (Page 3)

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BEST MUSIC ENGAGEMENT APP Tap Tap Revenge 3 Like other iterations of Tapulous' music-game franchise, this one lets users tap their touchscreen phone along to the music provided. New features include the ability to play against others online, ...

  23. BILLBOARD MUSIC APP AWARDS FINALISTS

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music applications are among the most popular apps downloaded on today's smartphones. But which are the best of the best? Billboard set out to answer that question by soliciting applications from developers all summer long. What follows are t ...

  24. Report: Music Tops Apps On iTunes

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While iTunes’ App Store is certainly a groundbreaking initiative that has changed the mobile content landscape, music still rules in the iTunes world. According to a new report from NPD Group, 82% of iPhone and iPod Touch users have bought music f ...

  25. What To Expect From Apple's Upcoming Event

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now that Apple has confirmed the date of its next "big announcement" for Sept. 1 in San Francisco, the rumor mill has kicked into high gear. The big question is whether Apple will unveil its long-anticipated cloud-based music service, si ...

  26. Here's What The Smartphone Market Will Look Like In 2013

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Are mobile app stores the wave of the future or just another passing digital fad? Berlin-based research group Research2guidance sees a bright future in the market, predicting that the worldwide smartphone application market will reach $15 billion ...

  27. China Preps For iPhone 4 Launch

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT China Unicom, China's second-largest telecommunications operator, may start selling Apple Inc's iPhone 4 in the mainland market in September, state television reported on Thursday. "China Unicom has reached an agreement with Apple, ...

  28. Grooveshark CEO Rails Against UMG-Forced App Takedown

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music streaming service Grooveshark made news earlier this month when it introduced an iPhone version of its service to Apple's App Story. It made news less than 10 day later after Apple removed the app after a complaint from Universal Music ...

  29. NAB, MusicFirst Mull Possible Compromise On Performance Royalties

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The consumer electronics industry is getting dragged into the ongoing battle over whether U.S. radio stations should pay a performance rights royalty to labels and artists. The National Association of Broadcasters is circulating among its members ...

  30. Billboard Announces Music App Summit Keynote Program

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The activity around mobile music apps is at an all-time high, but few seem to know what strategies are working, which ones are profitable, and where the fast-changing market will go next. The aim of Billboard’s upcoming Mobile Entertainment Live: ...

  31. Apple Pulls Grooveshark App Following Universal Complaint

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.S. online music service Grooveshark has had its iPhone app pulled from the Apple app store, following a complaint from the U.K. office of Universal Music Group. The announcement was made yesterday (Aug. 16) on Grooveshark's official blog ww ...

  32. 'I Am T-Pain' Developer Talks Apps

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ge Wang is the founder and chief creative officer at Smule, the iPhone developer behind the hit apps "I Am T-Pain" and "Glee." In this short video on Fora.tv, he discusses his creative inspiration and passion for using technolo ...

  33. Business Matters: MySpace, Grooveshark, Netflix and more

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Redesign -- MySpace users’ home pages are getting a redesign. Some users got the new page on Wednesday but the broader rollout isn’t until Monday, August 16. The new page looks a lot like a Facebook page, with a feed (called a stream) domi ...

  34. Low Prices Drive Q2 Phone Sales

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sales of mobile phones rose 13.8% to 326 million units in the second quarter of 2010 compared to the prior year, but average selling prices fell by more than expected amid intense competition, IT research firm Gartner said. Sales of smartphones ro ...

  35. Business Matters: Playlist.com, Ticketweb, Lollapalooza and more

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis on the day's music business news. Playlist.com Files For Chapter 11 -- Playlist.com (also known as Project Playlist) has filed for bankruptcy, according to a report by CNET. The company insists it will “conduct business a ...

  36. iPhone Exec Departs Apple After 'Antennagate'

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mark Papermaster, the Apple executive in charge of iPhone engineering, has left the company weeks after the "Antennagate" controversy over complaints of poor reception on the company's latest smartphone. Apple spokesman Steve Dowlin ...

  37. German Startup Aupeo Pushes Into Auto Market

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of the reasons radio still dominates music listening time is because of it’s ubiquity in the automobile. But Internet radio outlets are starting to gain foothold in the car, and the latest to do so is German startup Aupeo. The company struck a ...

  38. Japan Users To Have DoCoMo Option With iPhone 4

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's iPhone could get a sales boost from this month as a Japanese wireless services provider plans to launch a service enabling users to use iPhone 4 on NTT DoCoMo's network. DoCoMo's smaller rival Softbank Corp is currently ...

  39. Apple In Talks To Buy China's Handseeing

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc is in talks to buy Chinese software maker Handseeing, an executive at the Chinese company said on Friday (Aug. 6), a deal that would mark the iPhone maker's first acquisition in the country. "We should have a decision in about ...

  40. Apple's Largest Store To Open In London On Saturday

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple says its new London store in Covent Garden will be its largest store in the world. The store, the 300th Apple store to open around the world, is based at No. 1 the Piazza, Covent Garden in central London and will open at 10am on Aug. 7. Appl ...

  41. Sharp Plans To Launch 3D Smartphone This Year

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sharp Corp plans to take on Apple's iPhone by the end of the year, with the international launch of a smartphone featuring a 3D panel that can be viewed without special glasses. The new phone will also likely have a 3D capable camera, the spo ...

  42. Report: Mobile Video Advertising Set to Take Off

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Back in 2005, the measurement firm M: Metrics (now owned by comScore) estimated that just 1 percent of mobile phone users had watched any form of mobile video—around 2 million people. Needless to say, the ad market for mobile video was virtually n ...

  43. Business Matters: Android Vs. iPhone, Radiohead, DMCA Takedowns and more

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT WHO'S WINNING THE SMARTPHONE WARS -- Google’s Android operating system has 27% of recent smartphone owners and now accounts for 13% of all smartphones. In the last six months, however, Android has accounted for 33% of new smartphones. And Nie ...

  44. Carphone Warehouse To Launch U.K. Cloud Music Service

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. mobile phone retailer the Carphone Warehouse has partnered with U.S. digital B2B company Catch Media to launch a fully licensed "cloud"-based music service. Entitled "Music Anywhere," the subscription service rolls out in ...

  45. Gorillaz Roll Out Game App

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The latest iPhone app trend among artists is focusing on games rather than music. The latest is an app from the Gorillaz called “escape to Plastic Beach.” From the release: Escape to Plastic Beach is a 3D (Unity) action game in which Murdoc floats ...

  46. Business Matters: Terra Firma, Last.fm, Clear Channel and more

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT TERRA FIRMA SUIT AGAINST CITI GOES FORWARD IN U.S. -- In case you were wondering why Citigroup wasn’t able to have Terra Firma’s lawsuit thrown out earlier this year, the judge released an opinion on Monday that outlined the reasons for his decisi ...

  47. U.S. Copyright Office Rules Against Apple In 'Jailbreaking' Case

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. copyright office issued exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copy Act, giving legal protection for people who unlock their smartphones to run third party applications or change the wireless service providers. The move by the copyright off ...

  48. Apple's White iPhone 4 Delayed, In Latest Headache

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Customers will not be able to get their hands on Apple Inc's white iPhone 4 until later this year, the company said on Friday (July 23), conceding that making the model has proven surprisingly difficult. Apple, in a brief statement, said that ...

  49. Mobile Backstage App Targets Touring Artists

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Finnish mobile developer Steam Republic unveiled a new mobile app designed for artists on tour, called Mobile Backstage. It’s a social-focused app created to let artists and fans interact in real time, used so far by Dizzee Rascal, You Me At Six a ...

  50. Apple Forecast Beats Street view, Mac Sales Jump

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc gave an unusually upbeat revenue forecast that trounced Wall Street's expectations and eased fears that the "Antennagate" controversy around its iPhone 4's reception would hurt sales, boosting its shares 3%. It report ...

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