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  1. Muve Breaks 200,000 Mark, Expands to Android

    September 08, 2011 11:34 AM EDT Cricket Communications' Muve mobile music service continues to grow, now claiming 200,000 subscribers and expanding onto Android-based devices. The service-which bundles unlimited music with unlimited talk, text, and data into a single mobile ...

  2. Business Matters: Better Late Than Never? Putumayo Finally Goes Digital

    August 30, 2011 10:41 PM EDT Better Late Than Never? Putumayo Finally Goes Digital -- Better late than never? Putumayo World Music is finally going digital. The label's two newest compilations -- "African Beat" and "Latin Beat" -- are its first distri ...

  3. eMusic Partners With The Echo Nest to Create eMusic Radio

    August 30, 2011 10:57 AM EDT eMusic has partnered with The Echo Nest to build new products for its digital music service using The Echo Nest's music intelligence platform. The first result of the partnership is eMusic Radio, radio programs hosted at eMusic that help list ...

  4. Spotify Quietly Adds Artist Radio Function

    July 27, 2011 8:44 PM EDT Spotify users in the United States can now enjoy an artist radio function that mimics personalized Internet radio services like Pandora. The function had long been a standard feature available to European users, and it is found in existing U.S. su ...

  5. Spotify Gained 70,000 U.S. Subscribers in First Week: Sources

    July 22, 2011 1:02 PM EDT (Bill Werde -- @bwerde ; http://billwerde.tumblr.com/ -- is Billboard's editorial director) In my travels last night and in emails this morning I had three distinct label/publisher execs confirm the same number: that @Spotify has right in the ...

  6. Sonos Doubles Down on Streaming With the Play:3 Wireless Speaker System

    July 20, 2011 10:50 AM EDT With streaming music services starting to get mainstream attention, assisted in no small part by the launch Spotify in the U.S., Sonos is ramping up its efforts to establish itself as the home entertainment solution of choice. The wireless, multi- ...

  7. Cricket's Muve Music Service Passes 100,000 Users

    July 07, 2011 7:00 AM EDT In just six months, the Muve mobile music service from pre-paid wireless operator Cricket has done what year-old music services like MOG and Rdio have yet to do: reach 100,000 users. The company released the data today. That's quite a feat, e ...

  8. This Week in Apps: iTunes Festival, Exfm Mobile, MOG's Moggles, Sir Mix-A-Lot's Mix-N-Match

    June 23, 2011 6:22 PM EDT iTunes Festival London Live Nation released an app for the iTunes Festival London, which will allow users to stream performances from the music festival live on their iPhone, iPad or iPod. It's a free app that also supports AirPlay so users c ...

  9. Sony's Qriocity Music Unlimited Now Available on Android Devices

    June 15, 2011 1:34 PM EDT Sony's Qriocity Music Unlimited music subscription service is finally available on the mobile phone. Both the basic and premium tiers of the service are now available via an Android app in all markets where it is operational. Previously, the ...

  10. Spotify Signs Licensing Deal With Universal Music Group: Report

    June 10, 2011 4:38 PM EDT Spotify is edging closer to a U.S. launch, with a licensing deal reportedly done with Universal Music Group. AllThingsD reported the UMG deal today , which if true would leave only Warner Music Group without a finalized deal, if other published re ...

  11. Apple Drops Subscription Rules That Threatened Music Services

    June 09, 2011 11:58 AM EDT Remember those new app rules Apple implemented a few months back that freaked out every subscription music service with an iPhone app? Well, looks like Apple has backed down. According to MacRumors , the company has "quietly changed its guide ...

  12. Business Matters: Digital Album Sales Way Up in 2011 (Thanks Adele!); More Shareholders Sue WMG

    May 24, 2011 5:19 PM EDT Thanks Adele: Digital Album Sales Way Up in 2011 -- Led by Adele's hit "21", this year's best selling new albums are putting up great digital numbers. The top 5 digital albums have sold 1.81 million units through May 15, accord ...

  13. MOG to Add Free Tier to Subscription Service

    April 26, 2011 6:51 PM EDT Music subscription service MOG plans to get into the freemium business, CEO David Hyman said Tuesday during a panel at the Rethink Music conference in Boston. Writing at Evolver.fm , Eliot Van Buskirk explained that MOG will be "revamped" ...

  14. Rethink Music Panel Explores the Cloud: How to Make People Aware, Let Alone Make Money?

    April 26, 2011 4:00 PM EDT The Cloud music panel at Rethink Music conference, L-R: Jon Vanhala, Sami Valkonen, Brad Navin, David Hyman, Jon Potter, Don Gorder (Photo: Phil Farnsworth) The recent introduction of Amazon's Cloud Player -- and similar offerings from Google ...

  15. Amazon Beats Apple and Google to the Cloud

    March 29, 2011 9:23 AM EDT Amazon has beaten Google and Apple to the cloud by launching a cloud music storage service that will allow people to remotely access their digital music collections from connected devices. Called Cloud Drive, the service is integrated into both th ...

  16. Business Matters: Are Pitchfork's Album Reviews Getting Soft?

    March 22, 2011 8:32 PM EDT Are Pitchfork's Album Reviews Getting Soft? -- Is Pitchfork getting soft? No, the influential music site is probably just finding better music to review. A statistical analysis of the music site's album reviews shows the average score we ...

  17. ABI's Music Cloud Streaming Report: Presumptive?

    March 18, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Many in the music industry believe that cloud-based music services will "one day" become the mainstream method of consuming music. The question is just when. Proposing to answer that question is ABI Research, which in a new report pegs 2 ...

  18. Indie Label Bridge Nine Launches Own Music Subscription Service

    March 16, 2011 4:10 PM EDT While the rest of the digital music news takes place at SXSW this week, Bridge Nine Records, an indie punk label outside of Boston, launched a digital music subscription service exclusive to its roster. The service is a premium option for the labe ...

  19. MOG Moves to the Living Room, Automobile

    March 08, 2011 11:10 AM EST Subscription music service MOG is making aggressive moves to insert itself into a variety of Internet-connected appliances, unveiling today integrations with a series of TV sets, home entertainment systems and even a car. A deal with LG Electronic ...

  20. Echo Nest, Columbia University Launch Million Song Dataset

    March 04, 2011 10:52 AM EST It just got a whole lot easier to deconstruct a million songs. The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform and Columbia University's LabROSA (Laboratory for the Recognition and Organization of Speech and Audio) today announced the launch of ...

  21. TuneUp Raises Another $2 Million In Funding

    February 18, 2011 1:34 PM EST While the cloud gets all the attention, TuneUp Media can argue that downloads still have a place in the conversation. That's because the San Francisco-based startup has just secured an additional $2.0 million in funding from previous investor ...

  22. MIDEM Photo Gallery III: Sleepless In Cannes @ the Carlton

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Place: the Carlton Hotel lobby, bar and surrounding areas. Time: Monday p.m. - Tuesday a.m. The Scene: One of the hottest networking events at MIDEM takes place not in an invite-only reception or exclusive penthouse suite, but at the Carlton, wher ...

  23. @CES 2011: MOG & RDIO Music Streaming Services Move Beyond The Computer

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Streaming music services MOG and Rdio used the massive media platform that is this year's International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) to unveil their plans to extend their services off the computer and mobile phone and into new devices showc ...

  24. MOG Music Streaming Service Coming To A Car Near You

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST In yet another implementation of digital music services into vehicles, automotive supplier Visteon has created a prototype car stereo unit that allows users to stream the MOG service in their cars. The company is showing off the prototype at CES i ...

  25. Clear Channel Radio, Toyota Bringing Mobile App To Select Cars

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio and Toyota are giving the mobile app new meaning in a deal that will bring the iheartradio digital music smartphone application to select models of Toyota vehicles next year. The partnership will bring all of iheartradio's ...

  26. MOG's Hyman to Imeem's Caldwell: You're Wrong

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Is launching a new digital music service an exercise in futility or a shot at great opportunity? Depends who you talk to. Earlier this week Imeem founder Dalton Caldwell made headlines with a speech to the Y Combinator Startup School saying that l ...

  27. @MEL: Jim Lucchese: Future of Music Biz is Apps

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "The future of the music business is application developers. They're the new Tower Records. They're the new college radio. That's great news," the Echo Nest CEO Jim Lucchese told the crowd during his keynote speech at the ...

  28. @MEL: Live Phish, I Am T-Pain Among Billboard App Summit Winners

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 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. The winners were SoundHound Infinity by SoundHound Inc (Best Music Engagement App), MorphWi ...

  29. @MEL: Upstart Mog Snatches Best Music Streaming App

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music subscription service upstart Mog from Berkeley, Calif. took home a Billboard Music App Award today for 'Best Music Streaming App' for its MOG Mobile app, amid competitors Rhapsody and Thumbplay Mobile. Mog mobile product lea ...

  30. @MEL: And We're Off...

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 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 Ente ...

  31. Slacker To Launch On-demand Feature

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Slacker personalized Internet radio service is poised to unveil its long-promised on-demand feature. The company is hosting a launch even in New York tonight to launch the service, which essentially turns Slacker from a Pandora competitor to a ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Business Matters: Warner Music Group, Hastings, MOG

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Standard & Poor 's downgraded Warner Music Group 's stock to "negative" from "stable" last week. The ratings agency believes a lower rating is proper "until there is an indication that digital sales can re ...

  34. Music Subscription Service MOG Unveils Mobile App

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music subscription service MOG finally unveiled its long-promised mobile app today, with support for both the iPhone and Android devices. The app itself is free, but using it requires signing up for MOG’s $10 a month premium subscription service t ...

  35. MOG Music Service Links With Roku

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The MOG music service is coming to a living room near you, thanks to a just-announced deal with Roku. The deal makes the MOG subscription service available to owners of Roku’s streaming media devices. See the overview here . The Roku device is des ...

  36. UPDATED: Rhapsody Debuts Offline Song Plays On iPhone

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rhapsody released an upgraded version of its iPhone app that allows users to cache songs on the device so that they can be played even when the device is out of wireless coverage. That gives the company bragging rights for being the first to offer ...

  37. Rhapsody Lowers Mobile Fees, Unveils Android App

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rhapsody has completed its spinoff from RealNetworks, and is celebrating by unveiling an Android version of its mobile app and lowering the monthly subscription fee required for mobile access. According to the company, the new Rhapsody will focus ...

  38. Spotify Set For Q3 U.S. Launch

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT European streaming music service Spotify plans to launch its U.S.-based service in the third quarter, according to details shared in a recent interview. Senior VP Paul Brown made the statement to Bloomberg in an interview , where he reiterated the ...

  39. SXSW Recap: What Worked, What Didn't

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Interactive and Music Need to Overlap . Music industry people would benefit from spending time at SXSW during the conference’s interactive portion – and vice versa. There are stark differences between the two conferences. At the interactive con ...

  40. @SXSW: THE DAILY DIGEST: Mobile Emerges As A Major Music Platform

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The discussion around mobile music no longer mentions ringtones, as both mainstream and indie acts see the advantages of mobile platforms for promotion and distribution. Devices have always been at the center of the digital music experience, most ...

  41. @SXSW: 3 Questions With MOG CEO David Hyman

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Next to a blue, custom-built MOG truck covered with pieces of nautical rope - which can be seen around Austin during SXSW - Billboard.biz caught up with company CEO David Hyman about the company's upcoming iPhone and Android music subscriptio ...

  42. @SXSW: MOG Showcases iPhone, Google Android Apps

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Coming in Q2 will be MOG's apps for the iPhone and Google Android platform, which were debuted at SXSW today. The apps take an excellent product -- the MOG online service -- and put it in an easy-to-use, feature-rich mobile version. CEO David ...

  43. MOG Vs. Spotify

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST The UK is getting a first taste of MOG through a hyped “MOG vs. Spotify” matchup. MOG hopes to launch in the UK by June. CEO David Hyman explained to The Guardian his company’s advantage over Spotify: “Where ad-funded services like Spotify end up ...

  44. MOG Raises $10 Million, Plans U.K. Launch

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST MOG, a blog aggregation and music subscription service hybrid, has landed around $10 million in venture capital funding. A report at paidContent says the money will finance an entry in the U.K. market this spring. Previous investor Menlo Ventures ...

  45. Business Matters: Spotify, MOG, Shazam, BTjunkie and More

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said the average Spotify user ha ...

  46. @MIDEM: The Best Of The Digital Music Start-ups

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST As part of the conference's MIDEMNet digital music focused events, a new company pitch session featured 15 of such hopefuls, hosted by TopSpin CEO Ian Rogers. Each had five minutes to present details on what they did. The MusicAlly blog was t ...

  47. Real Networks, MTV Plan Rhapsody Reorganization

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks disclosed in a regulatory filing that it is negotiating a reorganization of the Rhapsody America joint venture with MTV Networks. According to the filing , the intent is to let Rhapsody operate "more independently" of either ...

  48. Business Matters: Fillmore, Verizon, RIAA, Blackberry

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Lee Development Group and Montgomery County have struck a deal that will create a Fillmore Music Hall in Silver Springs, Maryland. Maryland ...

  49. Blog Network MOG To Add New Web Site Services

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music-focused blog network MOG expects to add a music streaming, download and Internet radio service to its site by Thanksgiving, according to a company announcement. Dubbed MOG All Access, the music service will be fully Web-based and cost $5 per ...

  50. Analysis: Are VCs Eyeing Music Investments Again?

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT News arrived last week that Mog and Rightsflow landed additional rounds of equity. One may wonder if investors are being lured into music again. The answer is both yes and no. Except for Spotify, few listening-based music startups have recently ca ...

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