Bonnaroo's roughly 85,000 attendees this week will contribute to a crowdsourced documentary, and can automatically brag on Facebook about watching their favorite artists – all part of Facebook and subsidiary Instagram's exclusive social partnership with the music festival in Manchester, Tennessee, this weekend.
Facebook Strategic Partnerships manager Ime Archibong handed out social networking tips for musicians and music companies, while Twitter #Music's Stephen Phillips pleaded for patience from the industry at the opening of the SF Musictech Summit XIII at San Francisco's Hotel Kabuki on Tuesday.
Last month, the free, 15 million-user recording/sharing app SoundCloud added "sets," or playlists, to its iPhone and iPad apps, making it easier to curate gems from SoundCloud's vast treasure trove of music.
One of the more sophisticated music accompaniment filters on the market, the new Strum app turns any 15-second clip into a short music video-and the effect can be cute or blood-curdling, depending on the source material.Released in December by San Francisco app maker Smule, Strum is free and requires, at minimum, iOS 6.0 running on iPhone 4, iPod touch 4, iPad 2 or iPad mini. The user interface i