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  1. 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 ...

  2. What the Music Business Can Learn From Netflix's Success

    April 26, 2011 12:39 PM EDT If the record industry wants music subscription services to become mainstream products, it should pay close attention to the factors behind growth at Netflix. In the first quarter of 2011 , the online video rental service added 3.6 million subscri ...

  3. Details On Spotify's Changes To Free Service

    April 14, 2011 8:10 AM EDT Spotify announced changes to its free service Thursday morning that will add new restrictions on song plays and reduce hours of free listening. "Above all, this means we can continue making Spotify available to all in the long-term," Spo ...

  4. Business Matters: The Orchard Reaches Profitability

    April 11, 2011 5:51 PM EDT The Orchard Is (Financially) Fertile -- Digital distributor The Orchard is now profitable and grew revenues 14.7% in 2010, according to information the company shared with Billboard. "We had a profitable Q4 and we expect to remain profitable, ...

  5. Shazam Posts $16 Million In Revenue From 80 Million Users

    April 07, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Digital music is increasingly becoming a mix of large audiences and small revenues. Take, for example, the latest financials of music identification company Shazam. The company had a loss of 635,000 pounds ($957,000) on revenue of 10.6 million ($1 ...

  6. Pandora Subpoenaed In Federal Investigation Into Smartphone Apps

    April 04, 2011 3:01 PM EDT Pandora has been served a subpoena related to a federal investigation into personal information shared by smartphone apps "that run on the Apple and Android mobile platforms," according to an update to the SEC filing that announced the c ...

  7. Business Matters: Rebecca Black Continues To Rake In Cash

    March 30, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Rebecca Black Rakes It In (Modestly) -- In case you hadn't read about sudden teen sensation Rebecca Black lately, here's an update on her numbers. "Friday" sold 50,000 units last week, bringing its two-week total to 87,000, acc ...

  8. Amazon Appstore's Conspicuous Absences: Pandora, Free MP3s

    March 24, 2011 11:03 AM EDT The Amazon Appstore is missing two things that Android users can get through Google's Android Market: Pandora and free MP3s. Pandora has long been one of the more popular free apps. The company boasts 80 million registered users. On Thursday ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. SoundExchange Paid Out $252 Million In 2010

    March 17, 2011 5:33 PM EDT SoundExchange paid out $252 million in digital performance royalties in 2010, the organization announced Thursday. The non-profit performance rights organization has now paid out more than $600 million for the performances of sound recordings by w ...

  11. Business Matters: Why Some Americans Will Lose Interest in Spotify

    March 15, 2011 6:12 PM EDT Spotify Thrown Over For A WIMP ... -- In "I Broke Up With Spotify," Swedish writer Sam Sundberg explains that he has taken up a relationship with WiMP, the music service that launched last month in partnership with telecom company Telnor ...

  12. AOL Music Gets HuffPo'ed

    March 14, 2011 11:44 AM EDT I'm hearing that AOL Music lost half its editorial staff on Thursday of last week, going from 11 to 6 full-timers. This is meaningful, as AOL Music has been the largest content-oriented music network online for years now. (They lose in traffi ...

  13. Apple, Spotify, Pandora: Tech Invades Austin @ SXSWi 2011

    March 12, 2011 12:00 PM EST SXSWi 2011 Begins: Marissa Mayer VP of Consumer Products for Google on the mic. Since yesterday, thousands of people ranging from entrepreneurs with their URL'd t-shirts to buttoned-up executives to troll-like bloggers have shown up at the ba ...

  14. This Week in Apps - SXSW Edition: Music Apps Get Very Social

    March 11, 2011 11:21 AM EST Right on time for SXSW, music app developers were quick to unveil their latest and greatest creations in hopes of making a splash at the annual event. A common theme among many is the addition of social features -- focusing on giving users the abi ...

  15. Will Global Digital Music Revenue Total $20 Billion In 2015?

    March 07, 2011 8:15 PM EST Market research firm Ovum expects global digital music revenue to grow 20% per year and total $20 billion in 2015, according to a post at The Telegraph. This is just the latest estimate based on incredible optimism about subscription service growt ...

  16. Business Matters: Qtrax Inks Short Term Deal with EMI, But Could it Succeed in 2011?

    March 04, 2011 7:58 PM EST Qtrax Inks Short Term Deal with EMI, But Could it Succeed in 2011? -- After many false starts, is Qtrax on its way to a launch? And is it too late? The "free and legal" download service has completed a licensing deal with EMI and may hav ...

  17. How Will Pandora Turn a Profit? New Toyota Campaign Should Help, A Lot

    March 04, 2011 1:01 PM EST After Pandora filed for an IPO in February, attention was drawn to a business model some felt was unsustainable. People tended to focus on two facts: roughly half the company's revenue goes toward royalties; and its royalty rate will increase ...

  18. Country Fans Are Wealthier And More Technologically Savvy Than Expected, Survey Says

    March 04, 2011 11:09 AM EST The music industry and America's mainstream media have long underestimated the country music fan. Apparently, Nashville and country radio programmers do, too. A dual survey of core country consumers' habits and the country industry' ...

  19. Clear Channel's Purchase Of Thumbplay All About Forthcoming Personalized Radio Service, Bob Pittman Says

    March 02, 2011 5:42 PM EST Clear Channel didn't buy Thumbplay for its cloud-based, on-demand subscription service. It bought the company for a not-yet-launched personalized Internet radio service that could debut within "a couple months," Bob Pittman, a Clear ...

  20. AllMusic.com Folding Into AllRovi.com for One-Stop Entertainment Shop

    February 28, 2011 9:15 PM EST Online music database AllMusic.com is changing its name and domain. Rovi Corp., the company overseeing the site, is replacing AllMusic with a new website called AllRovi.com , which is designed to combine its music database with its TV and film dat ...

  21. Business Matters: Pandora Slayed All Internet Radio Competition in December

    February 28, 2011 4:54 PM EST Pandora Killed the (Internet) Radio Star -- Pandora was the tops -- by a mile -- in Internet radio in December, according to Ando Media's latest rankings. Pandora was first in the Domestic Ranker (M-F, 6a-8p) with 642,614 active average sessi ...

  22. Check Your Forecast: Debunking Mobile Music Revenue Estimates

    February 24, 2011 2:00 PM EST If you believe the revenue estimates of Juniper , the value of mobile music was worth $3.1 billion in 2010 and will rise to $5.1 billion in 2015. In fact, mobile is so important to digital music that it is "propping up a failing industry hit ...

  23. Is Spotify Really Worth $1 Billion?

    February 22, 2011 11:35 AM EST Spotify has joined the $1 billion club, according to numerous media reports . Russian investor Yuri Milner, who has put money into Facebook, is said to have invested $100 million in Spotify through his Digital Sky Technologies fund. That investmen ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. BigChampagne, Sonos, Pandora among World's Most Innovative Companies, Says Fast Company

    February 16, 2011 12:50 PM EST Fast Company has included three music industry companies in its list of World's Most Innovative Companies, to be published in its March issue. They include media measurement firm BigChampagne, customized Internet radio service Pandora, and di ...

  26. Pandora IPO Gives Look Inside the Internet Radio Leader

    February 14, 2011 1:58 PM EST Pandora filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of common stock on Friday, lifting the curtain that had hidden the financial details of the leading Internet radio company. Now, because of the disclosure requirements placed on companies seeking ...

  27. Adam Lambert, Chamillionaire Talk Drunken Tweeting, Online Stalkers At Grammy Social Media Event

    February 12, 2011 1:30 PM EST Panels about technology can sometimes get a little technical -- or worse. But add in a few cutting-edge social media execs and some charismatic musical acts and you're in for a pretty cool discussion --and a few laughs. (After all, one can� ...

  28. Pandora Files for IPO, Seeks to Raise $100 Million

    February 11, 2011 7:01 PM EST Popular Internet radio service Pandora is tuning up for an IPO later this year. The company outlined its plans for an initial public offering of stock in a Friday filing with securities regulators. The documents indicated Pandora will seek to rais ...

  29. New SoundExchange President Michael Huppe Talks About Future Challenges

    February 09, 2011 3:00 PM EST SoundExchange announced on Wednesday that Michael Huppe, the organization's long-time executive VP and general counsel, has been named its president. Huppe replaces outgoing president John Simson. "Mike's proven leadership ability a ...

  30. Business Matters: Spotify Readies Payment System for U.S. Launch

    February 08, 2011 3:31 PM EST Waiting For Godot (Spotify): Music Cloud Readies Payment System for U.S. Launch -- Spotify is telling U.S. users (what few exist) that it hopes to launch "in the coming months." Here's part of an email that was sent from Spotify to ...

  31. Business Matters: The Top 40 Got More Popular in 2010

    February 07, 2011 2:00 PM EST The Top 40 Got More Popular in 2010 -- The top 40 tracks continue to grab an even bigger share of the top 200 tracks, according to Billboard analysis of Nielsen SoundScan data. In 2010, the top 40 accounted for 43.5% of the top 200's sales, u ...

  32. Last.fm To Listeners: Mobile Is A Premium Service

    February 07, 2011 11:48 AM EST Last.fm will charge for its radio service in mobile apps and home entertainment systems beginning February 15, the company announced on Monday . Last.fm listeners will continue to get free, web-based listening in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. U.S. a ...

  33. Pandora Announces Two New Board Members

    February 04, 2011 6:50 AM EST Internet radio service Pandora announced on Thursday that Peter Chernin, founder of the Chernin Group and Chernin Entertainment, and former Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy were elected to Pandora's board of directors, effective immediately. Cherni ...

  34. Pick Your Battles & Your Market, Says Index Ventures' Saul Kelin @ MIDEM

    January 23, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- Index Ventures' Saul Klein threw cold water on the industry's burning love of global services at a Saturday discussion at MIDEM. "Pick your market," he told the audience. "Win big." In other words, s ...

  35. MIDEM 2011 Keynotes: Lots of Discussion About What is Wrong With Digital Music, But Few Answers

    January 22, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- It's ten years into the digital music revolution started by Napster, but what has the music industry to show for it? Sales of digital singles have not yet made up for the lost revenue created by falling CD sales, which still ...

  36. Business Matters: Pandora Way Ahead of CBS Radio & Clear Channel's Internet Radio

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Pandora Way Ahead Of Terrestrial Radio's Streaming Efforts -- Pandora has a nearly 4-to-1 lead over CBS Radio in terms of unique streams, according to metrics quoted by AdAge. The personalized Internet radio service has over half a million pe ...

  37. Pandora, Groupon to Go Public Soon, Sources Say

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST Internet radio company Pandora and online coupon site Groupo nare moving ahead with plans for initial public offerings, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Chicago-based Groupon is meeting with bankers to explore prospects for an " ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. @CES: Music in Your Car Will Get a Lot Sweeter With These New Apps

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST LAS VEGAS -- Music got truly mobile at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, as a number of car manufacturers and car stereo makers finally got serious about including digital music apps into their products. The vast bulk of the activity lay in ...

  40. Slacker Unveils On-Demand Service, Achieves Freemium Model With a Twist

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Slacker is branching out from its Internet radio roots. At CES in Las Vegas , Slacker unveiled details of its upcoming on-demand subscription service to VentureBeat. No specific date for the launch was given, but VentureBeat reports it will happen ...

  41. RootMusic Lands $2.3 Million Funding From Mohr Davidow Ventures

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Your Facebook page is about to be a lot more attractive and effective now that RootMusic has pulled in $2.3 million in Series A funding from Mohr Davidow Ventures, founder J Sider tells Billboard. The company had previously received an angel inves ...

  42. Toyota Announces Entune System, Plays Music Streaming Apps Pandora & iheartradio on Car Stereo

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Just yesterday we listed off what the big trends will be at this year's CES , and already the news trickle is starting to prove out at least one of our predictions - connected cars. Today, Toyota introduced its Entune system, designed to inte ...

  43. Apple Sued Over Apps Sharing User Information With Third Parties, Lawsuit Names Pandora Radio

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple is the target of a class action lawsuit over the way its apps share personal information with outside parties, according to a Bloomberg report . The lawsuit comes a week after a Wall Street Journal article about user information being shared ...

  44. Analysis: Why a Pandora IPO Would Work

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST While 2010 lacked the type of big-dollar digital music deals of earlier years, 2011 may be different. Personalized online radio service Pandora is said to be considering a mid-2011 initial public offering, according to TechCrunch . These rumors ha ...

  45. Business Matters: Senate Approves Local Community Radio Act

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Senate Approves Local Community Radio Act, Low Power FM Stations To Increase -- The U.S. Senate passed the Local Community Radio Act on Friday. The House of Representatives had already passed the bill. It now awaits the president's approval. ...

  46. WSJ Investigation Finds Smartphone Apps Share User data Without Users' Consent

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST A Wall Street Journal investigation into the data sharing policies of many top smartphone apps found that many-including the leading music streaming service Pandora-share users information with outside sources without users' knowledge or cons ...

  47. Copyright Royalty Board Releases Non-Settlement Webcasting Rates

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty Board has released the rates for 2011 through 2015 for those webcasters not covered by last year's Webcaster Settlement Act agreements. The rates are currently set at $0.0019 per performance per performance in 2010 and w ...

  48. Business Matters: Harvard Student Paper Joins Fight Against Piracy

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Harvard Student Paper Joins Fight Against Piracy -- A staff-written op-ed at The Harvard Crimson, the university's student-run paper, calls for a "sensible compromise" with content owners in the fight against piracy. It seems the Mo ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. We7 Repositions With Focus On Radio

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.K. ad-funded streaming service We7 is to relaunch with a greater focus on radio, like automated recommendation services Last.fm and Pandora. Two years after its full launch as a streaming service - founder investors included Peter Gabriel, E ...

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