Thumbplay Music

  1. Business Matters: Is Groupon Sliding? What That Would Mean For The Music Biz

    March 25, 2011 4:22 PM EDT Is Groupon Sliding? What That Would Mean to the Music Biz -- Is Groupon having a difficult first quarter? If so, that would impact the venues, promoters and labels that use the service to move unsold inventory and new albums. But it may just be th ...

  2. Clear Channel Acquires Thumbplay's Mobile Music Service

    March 01, 2011 11:37 AM EST Clear Channel has emerged as the buyer for mobile music service Thumbplay, which we learned yesterday was up for sale . The sale, as expected, revolves around the Thumbplay Music on-demand streaming music service, which is available as a smartphon ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Thumbplay Touts 500,000 Downloads, Reveals User Stats

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Thumbplay Music revealed that its mobile music streaming app has been downloaded more than 500,000 times since it was first released earlier this year. It originally came out on the Blackberry platform, and since expanded to Android and the iPhone ...

  5. The Full List: The Billboard Music App Submissions

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Best Artist-Based App Submissions Dream Theater, "JR Hexatone Pro" Artificial Life, Inc., "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!" Warner Bros. Records, "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!" Mobile Roadie, "Linkin Park" Mobi ...

  6. mSpot's Cloud-based Service Opens

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After a month in private beta , mSpot has opened its cloud-based music streaming service to the public. The service allows users to store DRM-free copies of any music in their library to mSpot’s online servers, from where they can then stream it t ...

  7. Thumbplay Lines Up iPhone App

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Thumbplay Music streaming music service is now available for the iPhone, making it yet another cloud-based music service operating on the iPhone before Apple has yet to introduce its own. Thumbplay Music launched in January in beta mode for th ...

  8. Thumbplay Teams With Cellular South

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT To reach true scale services need to partner directly with wireless operators and that’s what Thumbplay has done with its Thumbplay Music streaming service. The company has teamed up with Cellular South to bring the cloud to subscribers using Andr ...

  9. Thumbplay Now Available On Android Phones

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Thumbplay Music cloud-based on-demand mobile streaming service is now available for Android phones, says the company. Launched this January for BlackBerry devices only, this marks the first new mobile platform for the young service, which char ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Business Matters: Tenenbaum, Nielsen, Thumbplay

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- In a decision that could help record labels, a federal court in the Northern District of California has said the constitutional limits on statutory damages in BMW of North America, Inc. v. Gore do not apply to awards of copyright statutory dama ...

  12. Thumbplay Opens Streaming Music Trial to Public

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mobile music service Thumbplay will open the beta phase of its new Thumbplay Music service to the public on Thursday. Thumbplay Music is a streaming mobile music service that, for $10 a month, allows users to stream any song in its catalog on-dema ...

  13. Thumbplay Adding New Content From 20 Partners

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Thumbplay is adding content from 20 new licensing partners for its new on-demand streaming music service , Thumbplay Music. The company launched the service as an invite-only beta last month with content from the four major record labels. New cont ...

  14. iPhone's Market Share Slips Amid Smartphone Boom

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The number of iPhone sales in the fourth quarter of last year increased over the previous quarter, but Apple still lost ground in overall market share thanks to increased smartphone penetration. According to ABI Research, via the Wall Street Journ ...

  15. Thumbplay Launches Streaming Music Service

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Seems there's a rush on to provide on-demand, streaming music apps for mobile phones before Spotify hits the market. This time it's Thumbplay , the mobile ringtone powerhouse that today launched a $10 a month streaming music service for ...

  16. Dada Flips Switch On Hybrid Subscription Service

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mobile entertainment service provider Dada Entertainment is today launched a hybrid web-mobile music subscription service called Play.me . The Web-based service operates much like any other music subscription service, offering unlimited streaming ...