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Charles Arthur: Streaming music system ties in users, supports iPhone and iPad sales and is likely to lead to more music buying
Besides the future of iOS and OS X, we’ve recently learned a lot from Apple about the state of iTunes. We can also know how much users are spending on apps and music, and how little they’re spending on video and books.
A leading consulting firm just put out its annual report on the entertainment and media industry. Here’s some highlights, including ones that show why it’s a good time to be in the content business.
Major record companies including Universal, Sony, and Warner Music have demanded all Chinese Web sites offering free music service to start charging users from June 5.
Google launched its own music subscription service Wednesday. Currently, it’s not very different from all the other services out there. So how does it want to compete?
In a patent application filed Thursday, Apple outlined the possible creation of a marketplace for used digital goods. Amazon recently won a patent to create such a marketplace.
In a closely watched digital copyright lawsuit, a panel of five judges in the New York State Supreme Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed a lower state court decision favoring Escape Media Group Inc., the operators of the music streaming site...
* Amazon had 22 pct of music download market in late 2012-NPD* Amazon share has risen from 7 percent in 2008 -NPD* iTunes' share slipped to 63 pct in late 2012 from 69 pctin 2009 -NPD* Amazon uses
Netflix streamed more than four billion hours of movies and TV shows to its members in the first quarter of this year.
Apple is close to a deal with two major music labels to bring to life its streaming-music service, which could pay labels better than Pandora does. Read this article by Paul Sloan on CNET News.
Popular Internet music service Pandora announced today that it has reached a milestone of 200 million registered users in the U.S
Love Amsterdam? So does Netflix: The streaming service revealed that it’s going to launch in the Netherlands later this year.
Musicians and artists have flocked to the crowdfunding phenomenon in their droves, using innovative online platforms to campaign for the
Digital magazine publishing platform Glossi rolled out new tools Wednesday, designed to let users create and distribute their magazines more easily.
Analyst firm PwC thinks that the U.S. trade ebook market will surpass the size of the print book market by 2017.
Yahoo has bid between $600 million to $800 million for premium video-streaming service Hulu, according to sources.
A few months back, I wrote about how I used a 3D printer to transform any mp3 into a physical record. Though all the documentation for that proje...
Analysis: Investments in content are eating into profit as digital heavyweights like Netflix position themselves for the future
Repost.Us aims to make it as easy for publishers to share complete articles as YouTube makes it to share videos.
Publishers and record labels are experimenting with serialized ebooks and EPs, which they sell at a discount to entice customers. But what happens when the full-length version goes on sale?
Ebooks made up nearly a quarter of U.S. trade publishers' book sales last year, up from 17% in 2011 and just 3% in 2009.
It seems like just the other day, BlackBerry (then RIM) was taking the wraps off its BBM Music streaming service, but 20 months later it’s already a wrap. In an email to subscribers, the company...
SACEM "proud to be the first authors' society to have signed an agreement of this scale" says CEO