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Rockbot Grabs Funding From Universal Music Group To Bring Its Social Jukebox To More Businesses | TechCrunch

Rockbot Grabs Funding From Universal Music Group To Bring Its Social Jukebox To More Businesses | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Rockbot, a virtual jukebox solution for businesses, has closed strategic investment from Universal Music Group, which is the largest of the major music labels. That funding will be used as Rockbot seeks to expand its business across a wide range of bars, restaurants and other brick-and-mortar locations throughout the U.S.

 

 

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Face it: the next generation's jukebox will be virtual.

No wonder UMG is investing in such projects.

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Odd couple of music execs have a forward-thinking strategy

Odd couple of music execs have a forward-thinking strategy | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Lucian Grainge, the chairman of Universal Music Group, and Scott 'Scooter' Braun, Justin Bieber's manager, are looking to form ventures with promising tech-savvy entrepreneurs in the music business.
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Universal Music Looking for Next Big YouTube Star With New Record Label

Universal Music Looking for Next Big YouTube Star With New Record Label | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The venture signals that YouTube stars with palpable buzz and inbuilt fan bases have become increasingly enticing to the world’s biggest music corporations.
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Universal is wisely shifting its investments from TV to Youtube.  

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Anonymous downs government, music industry sites in largest attack ever — RT

Anonymous downs government, music industry sites in largest attack ever — RT | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.
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