Lady Gaga has captured the imagination of the entertainment world with her team’s successful social media engagement with the fans she calls her “Little Monsters”, and many other artists and agents are scrambling to capitalise in similar ways.
Guest post by Kyle Bylin (@kbylin) of Live Nation Labs and Ultimate Chart.
The geosocial revolution (see Foursquare and Facebook Places) promises to connect us to the places we visit and the people who frequent them, while helping us discover music in new ways, too.Over the past year, a number of startups have released location-based music apps—each aspiring to revolutionize the way we listen to music.
Without any fanfare, Rdio just launched its music streaming service in the U.K. and France -- taking on major rival Spotify on its home turf for the first time. But is its offering enough to make users switch?
Brands have leveraged music in marketing for a long time, producing iconic spots such as Coca-Cola’s “Hilltop” commercial in the '70s and the last decade of Apple iPod ads featuring bands from U2 to Feist.
So you're at work and the whole team is sharing the sound system, that's cool, but what happens when a really crap song comes on? You can't always get up, walk half way around the office and switch the track right?
Android users who subscribe to Spotify or have joined the 30-day free trial have a treat waiting for them this morning: a brand new Spotify Android app that has been completely redesigned, and it looks pretty slick.
Mercredi 11 avril, Tous pour la musique organisait à l’Alhambra à Paris une matinée de débat avec des représentants des candidats à l’élection présidentielle.
Dans cet extrait, Marc Thonon, président du label Atmosphériques et de la SPPF, Christophe Girard, adjoint au maire de Paris en charge de la culture (PS), Corinne Rufet, présidente de la commission Culture de la Région Ile-de-France (EELV), Bruno Lion, éditeur indépendant et président de TPLM, Alain Chamfort, auteur-compositeur interprète et Daniel Colling, producteur de spectacles, débattent des enjeux que recouvre la création d'un Centre national de la musique (CNM).
The Echo Nest and Spotify have integrated APIs so that Spotify app developers can tap into The Echo Nest's music intelligence platform. The Echo Nest already powered Spotify radio, but none of its official apps.
Via Jean-Baptiste Gourdin
Take data from Encyclopedia Metallum of active and inactive metal bands, compare how many come from each country with the CIA's population numbers and you can create a map of where metal rules. Though metal music was born in the U.S.
Spotify continued its quest to become the operating system of music on the internet with today’s launch of an embeddable music player that puts legal tunes on websites and blogs, for free, while compensating copyright holders.
Music streaming provider Deezer is one of the bigger (and older -- it's been around since 2006) services of its kind, with some 20 million registered users in 48 territories, and 15 million tracks in its catalog -- but it has failed to capture...
Despite fears that streaming access cannibalizes sales, classical music record label X5 tells me when it launched an app within Spotify and saw streams of one album increase 412% in a month, that album’s iTunes sales shot up 50%.
Mobile phones can be considered either an asset or a hindrance depending on whom you ask. At one point, mobile phones were only available in brick sizes reminiscent of the scenes in A Night At The Roxbury. Fast forward to the present day when mobile phones dominate nearly every facet of human behavior. They have disrupted how we communicate with one another, how we function in a work environment, and how we choose to spend our free time. You can’t walk by a crowd of people without seeing someone typing on their Blackberry or iPhone. With the amount of impact the mobile phone has had on daily life, it is only recently that this disruption has infiltrated music.
Deezer today announces "OPEN DEEZER", the easiest and broadest API access for developers to create innovative music streaming services, across all platforms, worldwide.
Touring, merchandising, and marketing aside, the future of the entertainment industry is absolutely tech- and application-based. Of those apps that are changing how we share and consume music, many got their start at Music Hack Day events. In Red Bull–fueled marathon sessions held worldwide, Hack Days send developers on maniacal sprees of spinning music metadata into web-app gold.
Some of those visionary hack-a-thons happened right here, at Microsoft's New England Research and Development (NERD) center in Cambridge, and were hosted by the Somerville-based music-tech behemoth Echo Nest. This coming weekend, indie developers and Echo Nest facilitators will continue the tradition with a two-day "Hackers' Weekend" during Rethink Music.
Spotify unveiled a global partnership with Coca Cola Wednesday that it says will greatly expand its international reach and exposure, giving it a boost similar to the way its Facebook integration has supercharged sign-ups and usage.
Sometimes you come across an app and you can’t quite figure out if it’s awesome or, well, not-quite-so-awesome. I’d put SnapNPlay firmly in that category, but it certainly leans closer towards awesome.
Regular readers will know I’m a big advocate of content platforms and ecosystems. Indeed device based ecosystems such as iTunes, Kindle and xBox are the success stories of paid content. More recently these platforms have been complemented by a new wave of ecosystems by the likes of Facebook and Spotify, that depend upon software and user data for walls instead of hardware. Both sets of ecosystems depend upon 3rd party developer and / publisher platforms for success.
Le Think Tank Altaïr et le Cercle républicain ont rendu publiques et soumis au débat public les 27 propositions du conclave Culture & numérique réuni à huit clos les 23 et 24 mars derniers, avec 80 acteurs et experts du monde de la culture, du...
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