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Google Music Open For Business
2011-11-17 09:41:17

Internet search giant Google launched its new online music store during a flashy media event in Hollywood on Wednesday, vying to take the lead away from Apple and Amazon in audio entertainment distribution, despite not having one of the music industry´s leading record labels -- Warner Bros. -- on its side. Google Music will offer more than 13 million songs and be integrated with Android Market, the company´s  online store for smartphone apps. Google Music will allow users to...

2011-11-15 16:59:00

LONDON, November 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Specific Media, Google/You Tube, Facebook and News International were just some of the sixteen winners announced tonight (Tuesday 15th November 2011) at the IPA's first Media Owner Awards (the MOA) ceremony which are designed to showcase best practice from online media owners and to raise the digital standard. Prizes were handed out for eight submission-based awards ranging from Most Effective Online Campaign (The Register for...

2011-11-15 05:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CD Baby, the largest distributor of music by independent artists in the world, has now paid over $200 million directly to musicians. At the current rate of well over $40 million in commissions paid to unsigned artists each year, the company expects to cross the quarter billion dollar threshold in 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111115/NY06740LOGO ) On October 3rd the company announced its Music Store for Facebook, a free app...

Online Music Sales Trending Upward
2011-11-09 06:44:17

Gartner, a technology research firm, expects online music revenues to be up 7 percent this year to $6.3 billion. Services such as iTunes and Spotify are leading the trend as they gain momentum. Gartner forecasts that by 2015 online music spending will rise to more than $7.7 billion from $5.9 billion in 2010. They also predict in the same period that music CD revenues will fall from $15 billion to $10 billion. Reuters notes that CD sales are especially hurt by music piracy as well as...

2011-11-03 07:21:00

BRISTOL, England, November 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From workshops to panels, keynotes to networking, content and leading speakers combined with seamless organisation produced the most streamlined, smooth-running conference iStrategy has had to date. The leading digital media conference [http://www.istrategyconference.com ] took place from 25th - 26th October at Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport in the Netherlands. The conference trended number one on Twitter in Amsterdam...

2011-11-01 15:33:00

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MOG® today announced that its monthly average users have reached 160,000, up 264% for the month of October. This growth follows the launch of MOG's Facebook Integration at the end of September, and is significantly greater than the rate of growth of other music subscription services also integrated with Facebook Platform. In September, MOG launched a free version of its award-winning, on-demand music service giving music...

2011-11-01 11:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonos, Inc., the leading manufacturer of wireless music systems, today announced that The Sonos Wireless HiFi System is now available in more than 6,300 retail locations across North America. New retail partners, including Target, Best Buy, Brookstone, Micro Center, Future Shop, hhgregg, P.C. Richard & Son, Microsoft Windows retail stores and more, are introducing their music loving customers to the Sonos experience of streaming all...

2011-10-26 12:00:00

Launched at Cantora Labsâ smartlounge at CMJ 2011, Oct 19-20, 2011 New York, New York (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Sonic Notify introduced its Sonic Live platform last week at the CMJ 2011 smartlounge, a 2-day event that bridged the gap between music and technology with a totally immersive physical and digital live music lounge. Sonic Notify powered the event with the smartlounge application using its patented technology. Sonic integrated partners including Spotify, Turntable.FM,...

2011-10-25 09:00:00

Amos Biegun, CEO of Counterpoint Systems, the world's leading provider of rights and royalties systems, takes a closer look at the impact of Spotify on rights holders. (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 Amos Biegun, CEO of Counterpoint Systems, the worldâs leading provider of rights and royalties software, has taken a closer look at the impact of Spotify on rights holders in a white paper entitled, âœWho Will Benefit from Spotify Over the Long...

2011-10-25 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications, a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services, today announced that its Muve Music service has signed an agreement with the global Independent rights agency Merlin to bring its members catalog of more than two million songs to the first wireless music service designed specifically for the phone. Merlin's repertoire of leading independent labels and artists will be fully part of the Muve Music service by...