Mobile apps

  1. Business Matters: Vevo Report Provides Clearer Picture of Its U.S. Mobile Streams

    September 11, 2012 10:28 AM EDT Vevo's viewership report for April to June 2012 doesn't come right out and say it, but it suggests mobile apps and gaming platforms and responsible for about 1 billion out of 9.3 billion video views in the U.S. in the last 3 months. Busi ...

  2. eMusic Launches New Android App

    April 23, 2012 8:01 AM EDT There are two things you should know about eMusic's first smartphone app: it's available only for the Android operating system, and it's pretty good. The app debuted Monday and is available in the Google Play app store. eMusic is jo ...

  3. Rdio Steps Up its Android App

    February 07, 2012 10:25 AM EST Subscription service Rdio has finally given Android users as good a mobile experience as iPhone users. Rdio unveiled the updated app on Monday. The new Rdio app for Android has the great home screen it was previously missing. The home screen has o ...

  4. This Week in Music Apps: Animoog for iPhone, Alien Beatbox, Nicki Minaj

    January 09, 2012 5:25 PM EST It's a new year for Evolver.fm ; we figured, why not celebrate it by continuing to bring you the best new music app coverage we can offer? (We'd call it a resolution, but we plan on actually following through with this one.) Welcome to t ...

  5. Business Matters: Will Boinc's Business Model Get Stale Before It Launches?

    October 20, 2011 7:25 PM EDT Will Boinc's Business Model Get Stale Before it Launches? -- Boinc, the innovative music service by Beyond Oblivion, could revolutionize the way people consume music. But the industry is going to have to wait a bit longer to see it in action. ...

  6. This Week In Music Apps: Dancing Jello, Free YouTube MP3s, and Writing Great Lyrics

    October 12, 2011 2:48 PM EDT At the risk of giving too much away, we have some... interesting apps for you this week. But when haven't we? This Week In Music Apps has been bringing you farm-fresh picks from the latest, greatest music app releases for 18 weeks straight. D ...

  7. Katy Perry Launches Free Mobile App, But Does it Work Equally Well On All Smartphones?

    July 12, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Katy Perry has officially launched her new free mobile app for iPhone and Android, courtesy of Mobile Roadie, offering fans access to a library of Perry content on the go. The app is colorful and quirky, just like the 26-year-old pop star, and let ...

  8. Hitlantis Music Discovery Raises $1.5 Million

    June 27, 2011 1:24 PM EDT Hitlantis announced Monday (June 27) that it has raised $1.5 million in fresh funding for its music discovery service. The funding came from angel investors and includes private investments from senior Nokia executives and other private individual ...

  9. Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World

    June 21, 2011 6:36 PM EDT Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World -- Apple has released a free app that allows HD streaming of live performances from the iTunes Festival 2011 at the Roundhouse in London. An updated version of th ...

  10. Android Outpaces iPhone in Marketshare, Mindshare -- But Developers Still Consider iPhone Tops

    April 26, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Google's Android platform continues to outpace that of the iPhone's iOS. This time, the focus is not on market share, but consumer demand. According to a report from Nielsen , 31% of consumers surveyed between January and March of this y ...

  11. Google Expels Grooveshark from Android Market Following Label Pressure

    April 06, 2011 11:56 AM EDT Music sharing service Grooveshark has been booted from yet another mobile app store. As first reported by CNET, Google has expelled the service from the Android Market. Officially, the reason given was that Grooveshark violates Google's terms ...

  12. Android Launches In-App Sales, Poised To Take Smartphone Crown

    March 30, 2011 12:51 PM EDT Google today issued an update that allows developers with apps on the Android operating system to sell content from within their apps for the first time. Apple's iOS system for iPhone and iPad has featured in-app billing since 2009, so this i ...

  13. App Content Rating System Called For By Wireless Association

    March 23, 2011 10:30 AM EDT CTIA-The Wireless Association today introduced an initiative designed to apply a content rating system to mobile apps. The program calls for a voluntary self-certification of apps by app developers, but little else is defined at this time. The pla ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Business Matters: Motorola Gets Cloud Fever, Invests in Catch Media

    February 25, 2011 4:52 PM EST Get the lowdown (below) on the music offerings at this week's Launch conference in San Francisco. Business Matters: Motorola Gets Cloud Fever, Invests in Catch Media -- Motorola has made a strategic investment in cloud storage and playback se ...

  16. Report: Nokia - Microsoft Deal Sparks Wildfire App Development

    February 14, 2011 10:02 AM EST Mobile app tracking firm Flurry Analytics reports that it has seen a 66% spike in developer interest in Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform following the company's landmark partnership deal with Nokia last week. While that may not seem ...

  17. Beatles Launch A Mobile App With 'Love'

    February 08, 2011 1:04 PM EST Do-It-Yourself mobile app platform Mobile Roadie scored a huge win by powering a mobile app for "The Beatles: Love" -- the soundtrack for the Cirque du Soleil show -- which went live on the iTunes App Store today. The free app streams 30 ...

  18. Android Market Hits Web as In-App Purchasing Hits Android

    February 02, 2011 3:30 PM EST Android Web Store Now Open For Business Google unveiled a new, web-based Android Market at its Android event on Wednesday, Until now, Google offered Android apps only through a mobile-based store. Some third- party sites such as AndroidZoom have o ...

  19. Sony Strikes Deals With Spotify, Mobile Roadie

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment has been very busy lately. Originally reported by the Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD blog , and independently confirmed by Billboard, Sony has indeed finalized its long-rumored "almost there" deal with Spo ...

  20. Music Apps Lead Apple's Nearly 10 Billion Downloads

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Apple is closing in on 10 billion apps downloaded via the App Store -- complete with a $10,000 iTunes gift card for the lucky user who makes the milestone-setting download -- and in the process is revealing which apps have done the most to help re ...

  21. Business Matters: The Pandora Pandemic: The Personalized Internet Radio Service Reaches 75 Million Users

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Pandora Pandemic -- Personalized Internet radio service Pandora surpassed 75 million registered users last year and now has 850,000 songs in its catalog, founder Tim Westergren revealed in a blog post. He also shared some metrics that show eng ...

  22. Music Discovery, Streaming and Artist Apps Top New Neilsen Report on Mobile Music Apps & Streaming Services

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST A new report on mobile music apps from research group Nielsen breaks down the activity and interest in music apps by type-such as streaming, artist apps, discovery apps, touring apps and so on. In North America, music discovery apps lead the way, ...

  23. Apple To Open App Store For Mac Computers

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's just no escaping the app model. Apple today announced that it will open a special App Store just for Mac computers on Jan. 6. Here's the statement from CEO Steve Jobs: "The App Store revolutionized mobile apps. We hope to do ...

  24. Will the Android Be the Dominant App Platform of 2011?

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Depending on who you believe, the Android smartphone platform either is or isn't going to be the dominant app environment for 2011. On the pro side is famed VC Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, who last week on his A VC blog said Android ...

  25. Report: Mobile Games To Top $11 Billion By 2015

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The major labels may have turned their noses up at the freemium model popularized by Spotify, but there are other versions of the model that are showing signs of success. Take mobile apps, games in particular. A recent report by Juniper Research f ...

  26. ReverbNation Acquires Sound Around

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The acquisitions in the mobile app space just keep coming. This time its DIY outfit ReverbNation picking up developer Sound Around, creator of Band App The company announced the acquisition on its blog earlier today. Sound Around's Band App l ...

  27. 7digital Bundled With iPad Rivals

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. digital entertainment company 7digital is going to be busy with various new partners in the months ahead, and it's covering all the bases for digital music from mobile apps and tablets to browser access and even image recognition. The co ...

  28. The Latest Music Apps: Rhapsody, uPlaya, Musicpix

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Although Billboard's Music App Awards may be over, developers are churning out new music apps on a regular bases for mobile phones, iPad and other devices. Here's the latest worth noting that came out in the last week: Rhapsody Music sub ...

  29. @MEL: Pandora Blasts Into New Mercedes-Benz Models

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hit online radio app Pandora continues its march into non-traditional devices with the announcement that the service will appear in select Mercedes-Benz models. Pandora is also coming to some GM model vehicles after experiencing explosive growth o ...

  30. @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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Report: Amazon Close To Android App Store Launch

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Amazon reportedly is close to launching its own app store for the Android mobile phone operating system. Details are sketchy still, but according to TechCrunch , essentially the program asks developers to create apps for the Amazon-branded app mar ...

  33. Study: Awareness, Usage of Apps Still Have A Ways To Go

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Awareness and usage of mobile apps still have a long way to go according to a study being released tomorrow from The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, in conjunction with data gained from a Nielsen survey. While 35% of U. ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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: ...

  38. Mobile Roadie Launches New App Builder

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Self-service mobile app builder Mobile Roadie unveiled a new version of its service that provides even greater customization options, called Mobile Roadie Pro. The service lets users log in to an online app management tool, and then provide conten ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Shazam App Expanding Paid Version To Android

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music ID app Shazam is expanding the paid version of its popular mobile app to Android mobile phones. Shazam Encore, the premium version of the app, is now available in the Android Marketplace for $5, which offers the ability to ID an unlimited nu ...

  41. Apple Celebrates App Store Anniversary Amid Mounting Challenges

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple’s App Store will celebrate its two-year anniversary this weekend, and the numbers its reached so far are staggering. More than a quarter of a million applications developed and posted to the store. Five billion apps downloads. More than $1 b ...

  42. Keys To Pandora's Success

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Pandora personalized Internet radio service famously reached the scale it has today largely though a smart mobile strategy. The company’s CTO Tom Conrad discussed where Pandora went right and where it went wrong in its mobile implementation at ...

  43. Ustream App Allows Artists To Extend Video To Mobile

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live video hosting service Ustream has put out a mobile app platform for artists to extend their live video onto mobile devices, called the Ustream Live Mobilizer. From the release: How the platform works: --Creation of custom-branded apps: Each a ...

  44. Chrome Web Store To Debut This Year

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Add another app store to the mix, this time for Web applications rather than mobile apps. At its I/O developer conference this week, Google revealed details for the Chrome Web Store , designed to make both free and paid Web apps available to those ...

  45. Billboard Launches Music App Awards

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Attention application developers: Billboard is unveiling the first ever Music App Awards, designed to reward the most innovative music-focused apps created for smartphones such as the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android and Nokia devices. Submissions ...

  46. Mobile Apps Make Gains

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Steady growth in apps downloads should continue unabated as mobile technology becomes further entrenched in the digital mainstream. There were more than 150,000 applications available in the Apple App Store as of March 2010, and Apple reported 3 b ...

  47. Survey: Consumers Will Pay For Apps

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A survey from mobile app distributor Mplayit suggest mobile users are willing to pay for content. The company, which operates a mobile app store on Facebook, says 35% of users say they are interested in paid apps, regardless of which device they o ...

  48. Music Apps Discover Devices Not Called iPhone

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ever since the iPhone shook up the mobile entertainment space with the App Store, its competitors have rushed to create similar experiences for app developers and customers alike. While they remain far behind in the total number of apps created, p ...

  49. New Branded Apps Struggle To Break Out Of The Pack

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST That didn’t take long. It hasn’t even been 18 months since the first iPhone app launched, and now with more than 140,000 of them, marketers are finding it tougher and more expensive to get their branded apps in wide circulation. More competition m ...

  50. Shazam Passes 50 Million Users, Secures Investment

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music discovery service Shazam has secured further investment as it announces that global users have now passed 50 million. The service is available in more than 150 countries and users have increased by 15 million since February 2009, the ...

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