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  1. Business Matters: When is it Safe to Say Google Music Has Failed?

    February 24, 2012 4:28 PM EST When is it Safe to Say Google Music Has Failed? -- Google's giant footprint was to give Google Music unparalleled access to music lovers. But according to a report by CNET's Greg Sandoval, Google Music has disappointed industry executive ...

  2. The Most Important Music App Nobody's Talking About

    February 24, 2012 7:52 AM EST Tomahawk 0.3 from Jason Herskowitz on Vimeo . In order for a technology to take off these days, it has to be simple. Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, Spotify - each can be summed up in a sentence or so and readily understood from the very first time you ...

  3. Rdio Expands to Spain, But Can It Catch On There?

    February 23, 2012 4:48 PM EST Rdio, the subscription-based music streaming service, is taking on the bull by its horns (pun intended). It landed in Spain this week, defying the country's infamous track record with online piracy and blatant consumer unwillingness to pay to ...

  4. Business Matters: Thrillcall's New iPhone App Has Your Live Music Daily Deals

    February 17, 2012 6:40 PM EST Thrillcall's New iPhone App Has Your Live Music Daily Deals -- Live music event aggregator Thrillcall launched an iPhone app this week that focuses on exclusive tickets and packages. The app may give music fans daily deals, but Thrillcall is ...

  5. Apple's New Mountain Lion OS for Mac to Have iPhone Features

    February 17, 2012 8:57 AM EST The next operating system for Mac will make the computers more like the mobile devices which make up the lion's share of Apple's sales. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed plans to incorporate features from the iPhone and iPad into the forthcomi ...

  6. Canadian Broadcasting Corp Launches CBC Digital Music Streaming Service

    February 14, 2012 11:58 AM EST Weeks after the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) reached the country's first negotiated collective license deal with Audio-Video Licensing Agency (AVLA ), the country's oldest public broadcasting network yesterday (Feb. 13) officiall ...

  7. 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 & ...

  8. Business Matters: Embracing the Chaos Earns TuneCore $10,000 from iTunes Match

    February 09, 2012 7:15 PM EST Embracing the Chaos Got TuneCore $10,000 from iTunes Match -- Embrace the chaos, get a check in the mail. TuneCore received $10,000 in royalties for the first 2 months of Apple's iTunes Match, CEO Jeff Price revealed in a blog post. iTunes Ma ...

  9. Business Matters: TastemakerX Raises $1.8 Million to Deliver New Social Music App

    February 08, 2012 6:28 PM EST TastemakerX Called "Fantasy Sports For Music Lovers" Does the world need more music discovery tools? Judging from the ongoing flow of money into the social music space, music discovery is still a major problem in need of great solutions. ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Music Apps To Look Forward To @ SXSW Accelerator

    February 06, 2012 10:35 AM EST With MIDEM out of the way, we're looking forward to the next big conference on Evolver.fm's docket: SXSW, where we'll represent at Music Apps Gone Wild and Social Music Strategies: Viral & the Power of Free alongside executives ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Midemlab Winners Announced: Apsmart's MPme, LiveOne's Crowdsurfing, Ovelin's WildChords

    January 30, 2012 8:32 AM EST Midemlab Contest Winners (From left): Thibaud Morin, Vivendi senior VP of business innovation; Ovelin co-founder/CEO Christoph Thür; National Digital Council chairman Gilles Babinet; LiveOne Group principal Tim Ganschow; Music Ally CEO Paul Brindl ...

  15. Macworld iWorld Pumps Up Volume for Music Fans, Artists and Companies

    January 27, 2012 8:04 PM EST Public Enemy founder and Bomb Squad producer Hank Shocklee evangelized for Apple's disruptive effects on the music industry, then performed on some Apple products of his own during a headlining gig at the 27th annual MacWorld | iWorld expo Fr ...

  16. Why Young Music Fans Buy Vinyl -- and the Apps That Can Help Them

    January 26, 2012 5:00 AM EST As someone who spends lots of time thinking about the future of music as an app phenomenon, it might surprise you that I do a lot of my listening on vinyl records. I'm not alone - reports abound of vinyl's surging sales numbers over the ...

  17. Grooveshark Done In Germany; Is This The Beginning Of The End? (Report)

    January 18, 2012 12:10 PM EST Music streaming service Grooveshark has ended its operations in Germany, citing the German music rights organization GEMA's "unreasonably high" licensing costs as the reason for its shutdown in the country, according to multiple rep ...

  18. Grooveshark Launches iPhone App in Face of Major Label Lawsuits

    January 13, 2012 10:25 AM EST When a digital music startup distributes massive amounts of unlicensed music and fails to pay for the music it has licensed, most of us know what happens next: They go out of business. Not so with Grooveshark. The popular P2P streaming site, which ...

  19. Apps Reshaping Digital Media Consumption At 2012 CES

    January 13, 2012 8:50 AM EST App -titude test: The floor of the 2012 CES Convention Hall in Las Vegas Las Vegas -- The annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is all about gadgets. But as this year's confab demonstrated, some of the most excitin ...

  20. Morning Heds: EMI Vs. Ireland, Example Signs to Universal, Is Colbert Running For Prez?

    January 13, 2012 7:30 AM EST EMI launches High Court action against Irish government Music Week EMI has launched a High Court action against the Irish government in a bid to stop the illegal downloading of music. Example signs US deal with Universal Records Music Week Singer- ...

  21. Shazam Launches New Player That Includes Lyrics, Social Integration, More

    January 11, 2012 8:15 AM EST Music players typically evolve as the mediums that the music is stored upon changes over time. Turntables led to cassette players, which then led to CD players and eventually the MP3 player. Shazam is hoping the next step is the Shazam Player. The ...

  22. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Hits Familiar Chord In CES Swan Song

    January 10, 2012 7:26 AM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer struck a familiar chord Monday in his swan song at the International Consumer Electronics Show. Much of the 70-minute presentation revolved around Microsoft's work on software that Ballmer has ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Morning Heds: CES & SOPA Cud Chewing, L.A.'s Music Box Closes, Homer Backs the Nuge

    January 09, 2012 8:14 AM EST CES 2012: Here's What The Music Biz Will Be Watching For Billboard.biz The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which launches today, has long been the go-to event for the tech and mobile industries and is increasingly becomi ...

  25. 2012's Consumer Electronics Show Biz Blog

    January 09, 2012 7:29 AM EST Jan 13, 2012 | Blog Post CES 2012: 8 Cool Things Andrew Hampp, Las Vegas The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV annou ...

  26. Consumer Electronics Show Curse? Gadget Show Has History of Products Falling Flat

    January 06, 2012 9:19 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - The largest trade show in the Americas must be a great place to show off new products, right? Wrong. The International Consumer Electronics Show is quickly becoming a launch pad for products that fall flat. When the annual conclave ...

  27. iOS, Albums, Google+: Three Digital Music Trends to Watch in 2012

    December 29, 2011 3:28 PM EST There is hardly a shortage of trends to watch in digital music. From Internet radio to subscription services to a never-ending stream of services aimed at independent artists, 2012 will be filled with numerous developments that merit close attenti ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Steve Jobs To Receive Grammy's Trustee Award

    December 23, 2011 7:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is receiving a posthumous Grammy for his technological innovations in the arts. Jobs is among a dozen people, music groups or companies receiving honorary awards Feb. 11, the day before the Grammys. H ...

  30. Business Matters: How Rhapsody Got to 1 Million Subscribers

    December 22, 2011 4:32 PM EST Rhapsody Continues Rapid Subscription Expansion -- Music subscription service Rhapsody announced Thursday it surpassed 1 million subscribers, just one week after its tenth anniversary. This latest milestone shows the company has increased subscrib ...

  31. AT&T Drops $39 Billion T-Mobile Bid

    December 20, 2011 8:27 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) -- AT&T Inc. is hanging up on its $39 billion bid to buy smaller wireless provider T-Mobile USA, nearly four months after the U.S. government raised concerns that the deal would raise prices, reduce innovation and give custome ...

  32. Business Matters: SOPA Delayed, Not Dead, After House Judiciary Committee Session Ends

    December 16, 2011 4:37 PM EST SOPA: Not Dead Yet -- A House Judiciary Committee ended two days of markup on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) on Friday with plans to reconvene on Wednesday. Most of the amendments introduced to the committee were voted down, but the bill's ...

  33. The Beatles Release App Masquerading as iBook

    December 12, 2011 2:00 PM EST Screenshots ©Subafilms Ltd. After refusing to sell their music online for years, the Beatles have now racked up sales of over 1.8 million albums and over 10 million songs, which is not a bad haul for about a year. Now, the Fab Four have released a ...

  34. Adele, Instagram Top iTunes 'Rewind 2011' Year-End Charts

    December 08, 2011 5:21 PM EST iTunes launched its Rewind 2011 year-end charts and awards today; among the big winners for the platorm in music and apps are Adele, Foo Fighters, and Instagram. Adele dominated music sales on iTunes this year, swooping up titles for Top-Selling S ...

  35. Joel Resnicow, Rexly CEO, On Social Discovery Apps, Artists As Tastemakers (Video)

    December 05, 2011 6:30 AM EST Rexly CEO Joel Resnicow stopped after his presentation at the Visionary Showcase at Billboard's FutureSound conference to discuss social music discovery, tastemakers, and how his company is helping music fans to find the music they like from ...

  36. Smule Buys Fellow Music App Creator Khush

    December 01, 2011 12:35 PM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Smule, maker of apps such as Glee Karaoke, is hoping to make beautiful music with fellow app creator Khush through an acquisition announced Thursday. In an interview Wednesday, Smule Inc. CEO and co-founder Jeffrey Smith said ...

  37. Spotify's New Direction: A Big Step Forward for the App Movement

    November 30, 2011 5:20 PM EST At a press conference in New York today, Spotify announced that it is moving in a "new direction" - one that is said to be a "game-changer" for digital music. CEO Daniel Ek announced that the streaming-music service has now bec ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Business Matters: Why A Facebook-HTC Phone Could Help Google Music

    November 22, 2011 7:47 PM EST Why A Facebook-HTC Phone Could Help Google Music -- A successful Facebook phone could end up lending a helping hand to Google Music, the combo MP3 store-cloud music locker launched this year. According to a report at the Wall Street Journal's ...

  40. Digital Music Startups Outline Challenges, Lessons Learned @ Billboard's FutureSound

    November 17, 2011 10:14 PM EST On the opening day (Nov. 17) of Billboard's FutureSound conference in San Francisco, executives from RootMusic, Mobile Roadie, Grooveshark and Headliner.fm discussed some of the challenges and lessons learned in starting a new digital music c ...

  41. Myxer Social Radio Lets Users Listen With Facebook Friends in Real Time

    November 15, 2011 1:29 PM EST Wait -- don't switch the channel. We know you've heard all about how Facebook lets you see what your friends are listening to and play it back later. This is different. With the free, U.S.-only Myxer Social Radio ( previewed here ), you ...

  42. Backbeat: Porcupine Tree Frontman Steven Wilson's First NYC Solo Gig @ Best Buy Theater

    November 15, 2011 7:15 AM EST Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess (left) and Steve Wilson. (Photo: Christa Titus) After fronting the band Porcupine Tree and collaborating on such projects as Blackfield and Bass Communion , U.K. prog maven Steven Wilson headlined his first ...

  43. Business Matters: Music Discovery Abounds, Conversion Needs Improvement: Study

    November 10, 2011 7:00 PM EST Music Discovery Abounds, Conversion Needs Improvement: Study -- Music discovery is alive and well, according to a new NPD Group/NARM study released Thursday. But there are some concerns that digital platforms too easily provide free content withou ...

  44. Business Matters: The Message in Live Nation's Q3 Earnings: Breathe Easy

    November 03, 2011 9:10 PM EDT The Message in Live Nation's Q3 Earnings: Breathe Easy -- As the bellwether of the concert business, Live Nation is looked upon as an indication of the health of live music. With continued economic problems in the U.S. and elsewhere, people h ...

  45. Must-Read Excerpt From Robert Levine's 'Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back'

    November 02, 2011 9:19 AM EDT [Not] Paid In Full: Why Creators Must Reassert Their Rights In The Information Economy Piracy isn't just draining record-label revenue-it's threatening the economic viability of creating content. In his new book, "Free Ride: How Dig ...

  46. Sony Headed for Fourth Straight Year in the Red, Reports $346 Mil. Quarterly Loss

    November 02, 2011 8:16 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) - Sony reported a 27 billion yen ($346 million) loss for the latest quarter and downgraded its annual earnings forecast Wednesday to stay in the red for the fourth year straight, battered by the strong yen and poor sales of flat panel T ...

  47. Business Matters: Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise

    October 31, 2011 6:38 PM EDT Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise -- Grooveshark's Facebook app has seen its number of daily users increase fourfold in the last two weeks. Numbers at AppData show the music service's Facebook app went from 100,000 daily a ...

  48. Business Matters: How Much Do Streaming Services Pay Artists? Ask the Labels

    October 27, 2011 4:30 PM EDT How Much Do Streaming Services Pay Artists? Ask the Labels -- How much do streaming services pay artists? It's a question that has been asked a lot lately of services such as Spotify, Mog, Rdio, Rhapsody and even iTunes. And it has led to som ...

  49. Steve Jobs' Vendetta Against Google, Believed Android Stole Apple iPhone's Software

    October 25, 2011 8:25 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google can only hope that Steve Jobs' final vendetta doesn't haunt the Internet search leader from his grave. The depths of Jobs' antipathy toward Google leaps out of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography ...

  50. Video: Steve Jobs Memorial Service Posted by Apple -- Features Coldplay, Norah Jones, Al Gore

    October 24, 2011 10:34 AM EDT Apple is allowing the general public to get a look at a heartfelt and star-studded memorial service it held for employees to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters last week. Apple Inc. posted a link on its website ...

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