Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

SONGS Signs Up Conde Nast

SONGS Signs Up Conde Nast

Seeking to carve out a new model for licensing, SONGS Music Publishing struck a novel deal with Conde Nast Entertainment Partners, which agreed to use SONGS' catalog as the primary source of music for original online videos produced for its Glamour, GQ, Vogue and Wired channels on YouTube and elsewhere.
Sony One-Ups Microsoft With $399 PlayStation 4 Price at E3

Sony One-Ups Microsoft With $399 PlayStation 4 Price at E3

Sony Corp. drew cheers Monday night when it announced the price of its upcoming PlayStation 4 console at the annual E3 video game convention in Los Angeles. At $399, the PlayStation 4 will be $100 less expensive than Microsoft Corp.'s next-generation Xbox One console at $499 when both devices hit store shelves later this year.
Xbox One Price Tag at E3 Triggers Stock Market Stir

Xbox One Price Tag at E3 Triggers Stock Market Stir

Microsoft Corp. on Monday said it’s next-generation Xbox One video game console will go on sale in November at $499, above what many analysts had predicted. The price point, announced at the company’s press conference in Los Angeles on the opening day of E3, triggered a drop in the company's shares.
SlackerEQ Scores Songs' Engagement Power

SlackerEQ Scores Songs' Engagement Power

Is your song hot or not? Slacker on Thursday launched its "EQ" metric for measuring the hotness quotient of millions of tracks for a weekly top 40 list, becoming the latest streaming music company to give artists and listeners a tiny glimpse of the vast treasure trove of data they have accumulated over billions of hours of listening.
Digital Domain Column: Gaming Rest

Digital Domain Column: Gaming Rest

How transitions in the gaming market will affect music. This week's Digital Domain column by Billboard's Digital Senior Correspondent Alex Pham.
Rhapsody Extends Free Trials To 60 Days For March

Rhapsody Expands to 14 European Countries

Rhapsody on Monday expanded its subscription music service to 14 additional European countries in a bid to accrue scale and more effectively compete with Spotify, Deezer and others in the burgeoning on-demand music market.

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