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Internet Radio Thriving, Putting Pressure On Other Music Formats
2012-11-09 19:57:05

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Over half of all internet users choose to listen to music using internet radio or on-demand music services these days. This is according to the "Music Acquisition Monitor," a report from the NPD Group that tracks the use of Pandora and other music services. That 50 percent of internet users equates to about 96 million people who flock to music services such as Pandora, Last.fm, Slacker Radio, YouTube, VEVO, Rhapsody and other...

2012-11-08 08:28:53

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SongPop, the hugely popular music trivia social mobile app, and The Collective, the full-service entertainment management, media and content production company have announced that they have teamed up to make exclusive playlists for music icons Alanis Morissette and Enrique Iglesias available to the +50 million music lovers who have downloaded the app since its launch in May 2012 as of November 7th. (Logo:...

2012-10-26 07:23:05

DALLAS, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PumpYouUp, Inc. releases their first published work, a Holiday album with a few darker songs for Halloween and one hour of entertainment via 23 tracks. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121026/PH00513 ) Robert Dede, founder of PumpYouUp, Inc. discusses the state of the music industry and IRFA, their new album, and the state of the PumpYouUp brand. Please search Spotify, GooglePlay, iTunes, Rhapsody, MOG, etc for "Christmas Nutcracker...

2012-10-16 07:22:18

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Buzzam Radio, a personalized, activity- and location-aware radio app developed by an Oklahoma City software startup, was launched today and is now available in the iTunes store. "Millions have become frustrated with 'old school' broadcast, and have abandoned radio entirely for services like Pandora," said Greg Starling, president and COO of Buzzam. "The problem with Internet radio services is that they omit critical elements of radio like news,...

Microsoft Unveils Xbox Music Service
2012-10-15 09:45:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just days before they announced their latest smartphone, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times predicted Apple could be poised and ready to release their take on a music streaming service in the vein of Pandora or Spotify. If this rumor is true, it looks like Microsoft may beat them to the punch, as they plan to announce Xbox Music, a service with a catalog of music 30 million tracks deep and the potential penetration...

Facebook Open Graph Revisions Include Notices
2012-10-12 13:32:38

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just about every online action can potentially end up posting itself to Facebook. Listen to music on Spotify and your playlist is posted. Watch a show on Hulu and your friends will see that too. And if you read an article on Yahoo, that will get posted to your timeline with a "Jimmy read this article" tag. That's been the behavior of Facebook for the past year due to Open Graph, an API that lets developers automate posts to user...

2012-10-09 04:00:56

Telematics Update: Spotify´s Pascal de Mul, Head of Global Hardware and Partnerships, will head to San Diego this December for the Content and Apps for Automotive USA 2012 Conference to meet with Honda, BMW, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz to explore the concept of an embedded app within the car dashboard. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 As app development issues across the automotive platforms are being solved, and connectivity increases, it has made it easier for content providers...

Facebook Gifts May Bring In Additional Revenue
2012-09-28 13:13:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Make no bones about it, Facebook wants nothing more than to be the virtual representation of your everyday real life. The Facebook profile is already a virtual representation of each user, complete with a timeline of one´s significant life events, a page full of likes and possible dislikes, and photo albums detailing one´s life. These users can also use Facebook´s virtual currency, buy apps and even use their...

2012-09-20 06:27:36

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform powering smarter music apps across the web and devices, has partnered with Reebok for a Spotify app to motivate everyone from casual exercisers to fitness fanatics with the energizing power of music. The Reebok FitList app is free to use within Spotify, and features several ways to create the perfect soundtrack for any workout. (Logo:...

UK Home To Second Highest Level Of Music Piracy
2012-09-17 12:48:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For all the advancements the Internet has given modern society, (better access to education, more efficient business practices, Songify, YouTube videos), online music piracy continues to strangle the recording industry. Wanting to be a part of this brave new world, these artists are often the victims of theft not just once or twice a day, but thousands of times a day. In fact, for British singer songwriter Ed Sheeran,...