o avoid sending all those great ideas down the proverbial drain, and inspired by the democratic process, we at Evolver.fm have posted an ongoing poll called Untapped Apps where you can submit — and take credit for — your music app ideas.
Nearly a decade ago, Rhapsody debuted its subscription music service.
Giving fans access to unlimited music for a monthly fee appeared to be the answer to the social epidemic of file-sharing that occurred, and yet they still seem indifferent towards it.
Rhapsody failed to break into the mainstream market, leaving critics to question if it ever will. Many companies including MOG, Rdio, Slacker, and Spotify have since entered the sector too, none of which have had better luck. While Apple’s iPhone gave services a second life, experts argue that they have failed to reach critical mass due to issues of consumer awareness, user retention, smartphone penetration, and software design.
Looking at Music 3.0, the third in a series of exhibitions exploring the influence of music on contemporary art practices, focuses on New York in the 1980s and 1990s. In this dynamic period, imaginative forms of street art spread across the five boroughs, articulating the counter-culture tenor of the times. As the city transitioned from bankruptcy to solvency, graffiti, media, and performance artists took advantage of low rents and collaborated on ad hoc works shown in alternative spaces and underground clubs. Appropriation, also known as remixing, thrived. Approximately 70 works from a wide range of artists and musicians will be on view, including works by the Beastie Boys, Kathleen Hanna and Le Tigre, Keith Haring, Christian Marclay, Steven Parrino, Run DMC, and Joanie 4 Jackie, a video chain letter founded by Miranda July.
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If you're at SXSW Music next week, be sure to join us on Wednesday, March 16th from 5 - 8:00pm for the SXSW Music Tech Meetup at The Belmont upstairs balcony located at 305 W. 6th Street in Austin. I...
—Until today, Spotify was claiming 750,000 paying subscribers amongst 10 million total users - a 7.5 percent premium conversion.
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—Today, though, it declared a million paying subscribers and said this instead was 15 percent of its active users within the last 30 days - a group it didn’t initially put a number on this morning but which, talking with paidContent:UK later, it explained is nearly seven million.
Des noms cryptiques accompagnés de clips macabres circulent depuis quelques mois sur les plateformes d'hébergements de vidéos comme Youtube, Dailymotion ou Vimeo. Indécelables sur les moteurs de recherche, les typographies de ces groupes anonymes évoquent aussi bien des runes ésotériques que des hiéroglyphes ou des codes html.
Artists may not be signing record deals anymore, but maybe they'll try 'RCRD DEALS'. According to preliminary details shared this weekend to Digital Music News, Topspin and DowntownMusic are announcing a pact at SXSW that will usher in the new concept.
In some ways South Korea’s music industry could be considered unique. It is one of a small number of markets that have reported growth in recorded-music sales, and for several years digital sales have exceeded physical. All of this has been achieved through the government’s emphasis on turning South Korea into the most “wired” country in the world. Virtually all households are connected to a high-speed broadband service, and mobile penetration exceeds 100%, with almost all members of the population able to own a mobile now having one.
Music Ally - common sense for the digital age. Consultancy and analysis company specialising in digital media and online music. Publishes the MusicAlly report, a crucial intelligence and research document for the entertainment industry.
The majority of the reports on piracy have one thing in common – they are funded by the entertainment industries to provide ammunition for political lobbying efforts. The downside of these reports, aside from the biased outcome, is that they tend to focus on just one area – the alleged losses for the industry caused by piracy.
Instead of focusing on the consequences, however, it might be much more constructive to also look at the causes of piracy. After all, the solution to a problem can often be found by looking at its origins.
Allow us to suspend our journalistic detachment for a second: this app is very cool indeed. Kraftwerk - Kling Klang Machine - No1 costs £5.49, runs on iPhone and iPad, and is billed as an "Interactive 24 hour music generator".
L'industrie de la musique enregistrée est en train de mourir, nous dit une récente étude américaine. Sauf qu'avec une analyse erronée, il est délicat de proposer une vision pertinente du secteur et de ses évolutions. Michael DeGusta corrige le tir. | owni.fr, Digital Journalism : Société, pouvoirs et cultures numériques
The next frontier for digital music is not a tablet or a smartphone, but two items that have been part of everyday life for decades: the car and the television set. Mog, a streaming music service, will be incorporated into Internet-ready TVs and other devices made by LG, Samsung and Vizio, as well as in BMW’s Mini car line.
The winner of Best Art Vinyl 2010 is the Klaxons album ‘Surfing the Void’ with its striking image of a cat in a spacesuit. Caribou’s ‘Swim’ second place and the Swiss dance label Cadenza completed the Top 3 with its four track EP of dance tunes.
I measure my success as a recording artist by the growth of my mailing list. The best way to get someone to subscribe is to offer something in return, and a great song is a powerful incentive. Here are ten