Leaked shots of MySpace Music hit the web
MySpace Music is due to launch any day now, and leaked screenshots seemingly of its homepage and an artist page for the Jonas Brothers have been published on tech blog TechCrunch.The homepage has a clean look, with a main...
September 22, 2008
A closer look at… Favtape
Music site Favtape claims it's “Muxtape on steroids”, referring to the recently shut-down online mixtape service. So what's it all about? Well, it's the same idea, except two steps removed from...
September 22, 2008
MoreCowbell.dj lets you cowbellise any song you want
We just invented that verb, by the way. Could you tell? MoreCowbell.dj is a new site that does exactly what its name implies – lets you add more cowbell to any song you like. How? By uploading an MP3, and using sliders...
September 11, 2008
OpenTape springs up to replace Muxtape
We’ve been covering the ongoing problems of online mixtape site Muxtape, which is still down following a row with the RIAA. However, a new site offering pretty much the same functionality has sprung up, called OpenTape.The...
August 27, 2008
Grooveshark Lite music streaming service goes live
If Pandora had a love child with Last.fm, its name would be Grooveshark Lite, says Mashable, about Grooveshark''s new music streaming service. It''s the latest personalised music service, which lets you...
August 19, 2008
WMG financials reveal investment in Imeem and Lala
As a quick extra to our coverage of Warner Music Group's latest quarterly results last week, the company's official filing has put a number to its investments in music websites Imeem and Lala. WMG invested $15 million...
August 14, 2008
TuneUp offers to clean up your iTunes library
If your iTunes library is a mess, TuneUp wants to help. It's a plug-in for the iTunes application that analyses your library and cleans up the tags and cover art, via a partnership with Gracenote. Recommendation features...
May 13, 2008
Last.fm + YouTube is our favourite mash-up this week
It's a really simple site, too. You simply type in a Last.fm username, and get served up with a customised channel of YouTube videos based on that user's tastes. “This started as just an experiment, and it...
May 7, 2008
Chinese video-sharing site snags $57m
Tudou, China's largest video-sharing website has secured $57 million investment from a group of investors including IDG Technology Venture Investment, Granite Global Ventures and General Catalyst Partners. Tudou plans...
April 29, 2008
GetBack Media social network targets over-35s
All the young people are spending today in an orgy of Facebook chatting (the site's IM feature has just been turned on globally), but what about 35-55 year-olds? Apparently they're a bit long in the tooth for Facebook,...
April 24, 2008
MP3tunes shifts to tiered subscription model
Michael Robertson's MP3tunes has introduced a tiered subscription model for its music locker service. The first 25GB of space for users' songs will continue to be free (and ad-supported), but if they want up to...
April 23, 2008