Music industry meg-gathering midem will play host to the second edition of its hack day from January 28 - 30. Like Music Hack Days elsewhere, about 30 global developers and hackers globe will be given 48 hours to create new...
"Scenes by eMusic includes a timeline, original writing, Wikipedia entries, photos, videos, comments, radio stations, song samples, key artist bios, and more for each scene — much of what you need to acquaint you with what the various scenesters from these music epochs and music geeks already know (or pretend to know)."
Following on from a hugely successful Music Futures Conference last week that celebrated 20 years in the music business for Generator, we've published our Annual Report for 2010/11 and you can read it here.
"At a posh press event in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village on Wednesday, freemium music subscription service Spotify revealed the “new direction” at which it has been hinting: a new API (application programming interface) that will let any developer, even single-person operations, create apps powered by Spotify."
"Elvis Costello really doesn’t want you to buy his reissued boxset of “The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook,” due out Dec. 6.
This isn’t a marketing gimmick; Costello is genuinely advising fans to avoid buying his boxset because of its unfairly high price tag. Instead, they should buy a box set from the “far superior” Louis Armstrong, the singer says."
"That's according to preliminary stats shared this morning by StreetPulse, which tracks US-based indie music retailers. The early figures are specifically for 'Black Friday,' the shopping snarl that traditionally ensues after turkey day. "Independent retail music sales were up 12.59 percent for Black Friday," StreetPulse CEO John Weston told Digital Music News"
Is Turntable.fm already so... last month? Has the fickle internet already chewed this site up, spit it out, and moved onto something else? It sounds unthinkable, given that Turntable is just a few months old. Until you look at the traffic stats, which show an incredible surge in June, followed by a subsequent slide back to Earth.
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