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  1. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  2. VEVO Launches Redesign With Facebook in Mind

    March 09, 2012 9:50 AM EST VEVO is heading further down the social path, with new Facebook integrations, iTunes Matching, and collaborations with The Echo Nest transforming the company from a static service delivering music videos to a personalized music discovery device th ...

  3. Songkick Gets Investment from Sequoia Capital

    March 08, 2012 12:54 PM EST In the latest deal involving a data-driven music company, music database startup Songkick has landed an investment from venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. Songkick, based in East London with an office in the San Francisco Bay area, has created ...

  4. SXSW Interactive What to Watch For: Apps, Panels, More

    March 05, 2012 6:00 AM EST While South by Southwest's Interactive (SXSWi) and Music festivals are essentially two separate events, they do have one major thing in common: music. Many music companies will be at both conferences, having meetings, speaking on panels and n ...

  5. MTV Music Meter Gets Upgrade, Integrates Tour Dates from Songkick

    February 15, 2012 5:13 PM EST MTV has improved Music Meter for iOS, Android and Web by integrating tour data from Songkick and adding lists for different music categories. Music Meter is a partnership between MTV Hive and 5 gum brand of chewing gum (whose display and pre-roll ...

  6. Business Matters: MySpace Adds 1 Million Users, Now at 25 Million

    February 13, 2012 5:35 PM EST MySpace Sees Growth Potential in Internet Radio Player MySpace says it has nabbed "over 1 million" new registered users since it debuted a new music player on December 19. A MySpace spokesperson tells Billboard.biz that MySpace now has & ...

  7. EMI Music VP of Digital Projects Neil Tinegate On App Development @ MIDEM

    January 31, 2012 8:56 PM EST Back in November, EMI Music unveiled its OpenEMI initiative, launching a developer "sandbox" on application platform the Echo Nest. App developers get access to a major label's music, as well as videos, photos and other creative ass ...

  8. Video: MIDEM Hack Day Highlights: MyNight, Badgify, JPC2000, More

    January 30, 2012 1:07 PM EST The submissions from MIDEM's Hack Day were unveiled today in Cannes, with 18 apps and programs uploaded to the Hack Day's wiki page . The event was introduced at MIDEM on Saturday by SoundCloud VP of business development Dave Haynes and ...

  9. The Echo Nest Partners With Twitter for Better App Integration

    January 10, 2012 11:00 AM EST ://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile ...

  10. Discovering Music With Your New Holiday Gadgets

    December 29, 2011 9:05 AM EST Happy holidays! So, you scored a new iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad. You've already downloaded Angry Birds, set up email, and possibly had some interesting conversations with Siri. What about the music? You probably have some, and you probably want m ...

  11. Business Matters: Inside SoundExchange's 2010 and 2011 Numbers

    December 23, 2011 10:10 AM EST The Inevitability of Unpaid Royalties: SoundExchange's 2010 & 2011 Numbers -- SoundExchange, the non-profit organization tasked with collecting and distributing royalties from non-interactive webcasters, paid out $250 million to artists a ...

  12. The Echo Nest Powers New Spotify Radio -- And Makes the Service More Valuable

    December 16, 2011 2:04 PM EST Music intelligence company The Echo Nest will power Spotify's new radio features. The improved, personalized radio function, along with apps by Billboard and other companies, are available in an update of the Spotify desktop client made avail ...

  13. EMI, Echo Nest Announce $5000 Prize Contest For 'Sandbox' Initiative

    November 30, 2011 3:50 PM EST EMI and music intelligence platform the Echo Nest, who launched an open API initiative as part of EMI's OpenEMI project earlier this month, have announced the OpenEMI contest . The competition offers a $5,000 prize for the best app that utili ...

  14. Billboard FutureSound Closes With Panels on Making Money in the Digital World, EMI and EchoNest's Developers' Sandbox

    November 19, 2011 6:24 PM EST SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 18: SVP of Digital Strategy & New Business from Island Def Jam John Vanhala, CEO of The Echo Nest Jim Lucchese, VP of Digital Products at EMI Music Group Neil Tinegate, Founder of Muzine Jim Cannella and Founder of ...

  15. Twitter, SoundTracking, Ticketfly, Slacker, Shazam and More on the Socialization of Music @ Billboard FutureSound

    November 18, 2011 7:37 PM EST Left to right: CEO of Ticketfly Andrew Dreskin, SVP of Strategic Development at Slacker Jack Isquith, Director of Consumer Marketing at Shazam Jeff Roberto, COO at RevrbNation, Jed Carlson and VP of Client Services at Moontoast, Tim Putnam at the ...

  16. Nokia's Echo Nest-Powered MixRadio Shows Anyone Can Do Personalized Radio

    November 15, 2011 5:30 PM EST Pandora may have built its personalized radio service on its proprietary Music Genome Project, but falling barriers to entry mean the company is going to have plenty of competitors. (Whether or not those competitors can create an equally satisfyin ...

  17. EMI, Echo Nest Team Up to Give App Developers a 'Sandbox' of Music, Marketing

    November 03, 2011 11:17 AM EDT Echo Nest and EMI Music have partnered to give app developers access to EMI's catalog and marketing support for their creations. The effort is part of EMI Music's OpenEMI initiative, the company's effort to streamline the music lice ...

  18. MIDEM 2012: Facebook's Dan Rose To Keynote, Live Music Fest, Cheaper Tix, More

    October 18, 2011 7:46 AM EDT Facebook vice president of partnerships and platform marketing, Dan Rose, is to deliver a keynote speech at Midem 2012. Due to take place in Cannes, France, January 28 to 31, next year's edition of the long-running conference marks the first ...

  19. Business Matters: Amazon Becomes a Book Publisher -- Is Music Next?

    October 17, 2011 8:20 PM EDT Amazon Becomes a Book Publisher -- Is Music Next? -- Amazon will publish 122 books in both physical and digital formats this fall, according to the New York Times. It won't just act as an exclusive distributor, however. The company is acting ...

  20. How 'The Holy Grail - Universal Song ID' Could Vastly Improve Facebook Music

    October 13, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Facebook's big push into digital music could be a boon to music services, artists, and the fans, because it can provide the " connective tissue " that has been sorely missing from the industry for well over 10 years. Microsoft' ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Jeff Bronikowski Leaves AOL Music for the Echo Nest

    September 27, 2011 12:13 PM EDT Jeff Bronikowski, who less than a year ago left Yahoo Music for AOL Music, has in turn left for a newly created position at the Echo Nest, according to a report in AllThingsD . Bronikowski is now overseeing corporate development for the Boston-are ...

  23. This Week In Music Apps: Jessie J's App, Change Your Ears' Age, Spotify-as-Pandora

    September 09, 2011 1:40 PM EDT It's been raining music apps at Evolver.fm headquarters again, and that means we're due for another installment of our This Week In Music Apps series, which delivers the latest and greatest music apps from the iTunes App Store, Android M ...

  24. Clear Channel, Echo Nest Team Up for IHeartRadio's 'Pandora Killer'

    September 06, 2011 9:50 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio is finally coming to market with its proposed "Pandora killer." The Echo Nest today announced it is providing Clear Channel with the technology necessary to let users of the iheartradio app create customized radio sta ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. This Week In Music Apps: Groove Machines, Home Music Networks and a Classical Education

    August 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT It's a new week, which means it's time for the latest installation of Evolver.fm's "This Week In Music Apps" series featuring the most exciting, new and/or updated releases for Apple iOS, Google Android, and the web. We� ...

  27. This Week In Music Apps: Smart Guitar, Digital Accordion and iTunes for Android

    August 11, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Each week, our "This Week in Music Apps" series whets your app-etite (sorry, couldn't resist) with a satisfying slice of the most promising music app releases for Android, iOS, and your web browser. (For a taste, sample last week� ...

  28. Rdio Tests Apple Subscription Rules With New iPad App

    August 04, 2011 1:31 PM EDT Subscription music service Rdio introduced its first iPad app today , which is notable less for its features and more for the way its signing up users. Due to Apple's new rules for signing up subscribers through apps downloaded from the App S ...

  29. Echo Nest Adds Music ID Features with Echoprint

    June 23, 2011 11:07 AM EDT Music ID apps are hot. Just ask Shazam, the pioneering app in this space which just scored $32 million in new funding . But soon Shazam, and rival SoundHound, will find themselves with multiple competitors, thanks to the first open-source music ID ...

  30. This Week in Apps: Songkick, Gowalla with Owl City, Avid Scorch, Echo Nest's Facebook App Contest

    June 10, 2011 11:21 AM EDT Our weekly look at the hottest new music apps available for your mobile devices… Songkick Concerts The app scans the music stored in users' iPhones and cross references it to its database of 100,000 concert listings worldwide to create a pers ...

  31. Apple's iCloud: The Best Reactions From Around The Web

    June 07, 2011 12:38 PM EDT When Steve Jobs talks, people listen. Then they do a whole lot of talking themselves, usually with their fingers. Overall, the reaction to Apple's iCloud announcement within the music industry was rather muted, partially because most of the i ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. This Week in Apps: Supersonic, TuneWiki and Wahwah.fm

    May 20, 2011 2:46 PM EDT Supersonic The third music discovery app from developer We Are Hunted is pretty straightforward. Using APIs from the Echo Nest and 7digital, it simply suggests other artists users might like based on any given song in their existing music library. ...

  34. Google Music Beta's Instant Mix Fails 'WTF Test'

    May 16, 2011 4:01 PM EDT The launch of Google's music beta service last week introduced us to yet another playlist-building app called Instant Mix. Simply pick a song in your library, and Instant Mix will build a playlist based on similar songs also in your library. ...

  35. Music Hack Day Round-Up

    May 09, 2011 11:45 AM EDT The San Francisco installment of the Music Hack Day series just ended, on the eve of the SFMusicTech conference. This was the 13th Music Hack Day, where developers utilize freely available APIs to create prototype music apps based on whatever crea ...

  36. Rhino Musical Aptitude Test, Facetones and AudioVroom: This Week in Apps

    May 06, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Rhino Musical Aptitude Test Rhino Records released a trivia app designed to find the biggest music geek in a digital update to the Rhino Musical Aptitude Test it first conducted 15 years ago. The app has more than 1,200 questions spanning a wide v ...

  37. Rdio Announces Deal With Verizon Wireless

    May 04, 2011 8:35 AM EDT Streaming music service Rdio has been pretty quiet since it launched to great expectations last year. But this week the company began making some noise. Fresh off the heels of its API integration with the Echo Nest, Rdio today (May 4) unveiled a d ...

  38. Rdio Partners With Echo Nest

    May 03, 2011 11:02 AM EDT Cloud music service Rdio has partnered with the Echo Nest so developers can create web applications that use Rdio's licensed catalog of eight million tracks. The Echo Nest's music intelligence allows developers to tap into the characteri ...

  39. This Week In Apps: Bruno Mars Revenge, Hunt Music on the iPad, Stream with Pitchify and More

    April 29, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Bruno Mars Revenge Bruno Mars joined Katy Perry and Lady Gaga with his own branded version of Tap Tap Revenge from Disney Mobile. The smartphone rhythm game features 10 tracks to play along with, including hits "Grenade" and "Just T ...

  40. Who the Heck Wants to Invest in Music These Days? Lots of People

    April 25, 2011 2:53 PM EDT If you have read newspapers and blogs in the last few years, you know there's no money to be made in music. So why are billions being invested in music companies? Is there really that much dumb money going into the wrong industry instead of f ...

  41. Business Matters: Do Teens Really Like Subscriptions Better Than Paid Downloads?

    April 07, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Do Teens Really Like Subscriptions More than Paid Downloads? When perusing the results of a Piper Jaffray survey of U.S. high school students , keep in mind there's a big difference between considering to buying a product and actually parting ...

  42. MTV Launches Hive Website, Latest Effort to Refocus on Music

    March 16, 2011 12:07 PM EDT While reality TV dominates MTV's network programming, the network is hoping to make music the focus for its Web presence, and is doubling down on music discovery as its means for doing so. Today, it launched Hive , a new website designed as a ...

  43. Iris Launches NoiseClerk to Make Music Licensing Easy for App Developers

    March 15, 2011 7:36 AM EDT Iris Distribution's BlinkerActive marketing agency has created an online shop where developers can acquire licenses for use in their mobile apps. Launched on Tuesday, NoiseClerk offers over 10,000 pre-cleared titles at flat rates of $100 for ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Exclusive: Island Def Jam, Echo Nest Launch Groundbreaking Music Licensing Pact For Apps

    February 24, 2011 6:00 AM EST Just go to any Music Hack Day -- like the recent ones in New York and at the MIDEM conference -- and meet the developers there working for free to create new and innovative music apps (many of which never see the light of day), and it becomes imme ...

  46. Pocket Hipster, New Snarky App From Echo Nest, We Are Hunted Debuts

    February 23, 2011 10:34 AM EST Music intelligence company the Echo Nest has announced a partnership with Australian web app development company We Are Hunted to produce a snarky new app called "the Pocket Hipster." If users can't make the trip to Williamsburg or ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. New York Music Hack Day: The Search For The Next Great Tech Product

    February 14, 2011 1:05 PM EST While most of the traditional music industry was in Los Angeles for the Grammys , nearly 200 hackers were crowded into New York start-up space General Assembly, spending the weekend hunched over laptops while trying to build the next great music t ...

  49. MIDEM 2011: A Fine Music Business Conference. And Just A Little More

    January 28, 2011 1:41 PM EST MIDEM has long been one of, if not the ultimate annual dipstick for the music business. And so it's worth paying careful attention to what came up this year -- the 45th iteration of the event. This year's ran from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26. Onc ...

  50. MIDEM's 2011 Startup Winners: Next Big Sound, Jammbox, Shuffler.fm

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- Startup companies, investors, and interested attendees jammed the MidemNet Lounge here for three days to get a look the emerging companies shaping the digital music future. 150 startup companies were represented at the event, acc ...

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