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  1. Colin Beswick: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Colin Beswick Manager of Creative Content and Music Licensing, Disney Mobile Colin Beswick's age has served him well at Disney Mobile. An invested concert-goer and indie music fan, he has a considerable curative edge. The 27-year-old started ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Billboard.Biz's App of the Month: ClubWorld

    May 02, 2011 2:22 PM EDT Following the music app space can certainly keep one busy. Be it mobile, Web-based, or for social networks like Facebook, there is certainly no shortage of developer activity targeting music fans and artists. Many of these are cute, interesting ap ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business Matters: iTunes & Tap Tap Revenge 4 Have Very Merry Christmas

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST iTunes Page Sees Christmas Boost -- The iTunes download page was the eighth most popular web page on Christmas day, as ranked by Alexa.com. That rank is on pace with previous years -- it was No. 7 and No. 8 on Christmas in 2008 and 2009, respectiv ...

  6. Tap Tap Revenge 4 Release Timed Perfectly For Holiday Season

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST The new version of the series features a new arcade mode, as well as a number of social features, such as integration with Apple's Game Center and the ability to share scores via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. It also lets users "Like&quo ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Katy Perry Sings For Bing

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry's latest single "Firework" is coming to mobile phones via a special branded version of the popular Tap Tap Revenge franchise. Fans can download the game to listen and play along to the song for free a week before it gets ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Confirmed: Disney Grabs Tap Tap Revenge

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's confirmed : Tap Tap Revenge developer Tapulous has been acquired by Disney. Still no word on sale price, but the smartphone game developer is officially joining the Disney Mobile team, which is part of the Disney Interactive Media Group. ...

  11. 'Guitar Hero' Comes To iPhone

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Activision has finally brought the "Guitar Hero" franchise to the iPhone. The point of the game is the same as the popular console version, but the mobile title features a new form of gameplay that takes advantage of the device’s touchsc ...

  12. Warner Music Group To Sell Music Through Tap Tap Revenge

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group may not like the licensing terms for selling music through the Rock Band video game franchise, but it likes mobile rhythm game Tap Tap Revenge just fine. The label struck a deal with the game’s developer, Tapulous, to both promo ...

  13. UMG Pushes More Aggressive App Strategy

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is escalating its already aggressive iPhone strategy with the introduction of its first label-branded iPhone app in the game Six String. This is the first app that allows the label to showcase its entire catalog through its o ...

  14. Kings Of Leon Take 'Revenge' On iPhone Gamers

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon fans will soon have a new way to experience the group's songs. Tapulous, the game maker responsible for the wildly successful Tap Tap Revenge iPhone game app, has enlisted the band as the newest addition to its roster. "Kin ...

  15. Using Free, Piracy for Music Profits

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tapulous head of business development Tim O’Brien made headlines after disclosing during a panel discussion at MIDEM that 1 million of the 2.5 million downloads the iPhone game Tap Tap Revenge 3 saw in its first two months of availability were the ...

  16. Tap Tap Revenge 3 To Be Free, Feature New Indie Content

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tapulous, developer of the popular Tap Tap Revenge series of iPhone-based music games, is adding a broad range of independent music as downloadable content and other new features to the most recent installment of the franchise—Tap Tap Revenge 3. F ...

  17. From CTIA: EMI, Myxer, Shazam, Tapulous

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- EMI Music licensed its catalog to ringtone provider Myxer , becoming the first major label to strike a deal with the company. The deal covers ringtones, full-track songs, ringtones, videos and images available via Myxer's service. -- Shaza ...

  18. iPhone App TapStar Unveiled

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT iPhone application developer EpicTilt is officially in the music-game business, launching a competitor to the hugely popular Tap Tap Revenge. Much like the competing game from rival Tapulous, EpicTilt's TapStar has users matching on-screen pr ...

  19. Billboard Q&A: Tapulous Co-Founder Bart Decrem

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iPhone and App Store have spawned a veritable industry of mobile application developers. And while many startup companies are panning for gold, Tapulous, the developer behind Tap Tap Revenge, has a record of consistent success. Tap Ta ...

  20. Briefs: Twitter, Tapulous, Napster, Green Day

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Twitter is responding to complaints from many celebrities in the sport and entertainment worlds about imposters using their name to start a Twitter account. The company said it will introduced a Verified Accounts program that will authenticate ...

  21. Digital Briefs: RealNetworks, Gibson, Tap Tap Revenge 2

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST - According to a 10K financial filing, RealNetworks spent $11.2 million to promote the Rhapsody service last year. - Gibson Guitars lost its lawsuit against Activision that claimed the "Guitar Hero" game infringed on its patents after a ...

  22. Digital Briefs: Lessig, Vice, Tapulous

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Lawrence Lessig on copyright laws, discussing it on "The Colbert Report." - The Orchard will provide physical and digital music distribution to Vice Music artists in North America. The first album handled under the new partnership is B ...

  23. Labels Look To Bundle Artists On iPhone Game

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music is the first major label to line up multiple artists for the popular game Tap Tap on the iPhone. It's a move likely to be followed by the other three majors. On Thursday, EMI Music announced a new version of the series of music rhyt ...