BandPage, the platform more than 500,000 musicians use as a central online profile to reach, engage and monetize millions of fans, has teamed up with LyricFind, the leading provider of licensed lyrics to sites serving more than 5 billion lyric...
Spotify’s acquisition of music data and recommendation company the Echo Nest is a clear statement from a pre-IPO Spotify to the market that it takes the challenge of the Tyranny of Choice seriously. In doing so it has established ideological fault lines between it and rival Beats Music. While Beats has put its faith in human curation Spotify has bet big on algorithms. It’s men against machines. But the most important implication is neither this nor even the fact that Spotify now powers the discovery tools of many of its competitors, but instead the shockwaves that Spotify could send throughout the entire tech start up ecosystem if its screws up how it deals with the Echo Nest’s API. This is the first major text case for the Age of the API.
L’arrivée de Netlix en France est, dit-on, imminente. Si cette hypothèse concentre l’attention, c’est parce qu’elle bouleverserait profondément le système audiovisuel français. À ce jeu, il y aurait des gagnants… et des perdants.
YouTube will bring in about $5.60 billion in gross ad revenues this year, according to eMarketer’s first-ever analysis of how much advertisers spend on the platform. eMarketer expects the company to net $1.96 billion in ad revenues worldwide this year, up 65.5% over 2012.