iLike “cash-flow positive” since December, says CEO
Can you make money from this streaming music lark? iLike says it is - CEO Ali Partov claims the company has been cash-flow positive since December, with revenues coming from a mixture of advertising and affiliate payments...
April 7, 2009
Report: Yahoo Music to open up
The Wall Street Journal is claiming that Yahoo is about to announce a big new initiative for its music service, pulling together content from Amazon, iTunes and YouTube in a new area of its site called Artist Pages.
April 6, 2009
Microsoft peeved by Cloud manifesto
Cloud computing is a term that's becoming much more common in music biz argot - referring to data stored remotely and accessed from anywhere.
March 30, 2009
Discovery sues Amazon over Kindle e-book reader
Who knew that Discovery Communications had patents for e-book reader technology? We thought they just made those nice documentaries about leopards.
March 19, 2009
Amazon reveals £3 UK MP3 giveaway problems
Remember when Amazon offered UK users of its MP3 Store free £3 vouchers to spend on the site on Christmas Day and Boxing Day? Well, it turns out there was a slight problem - the codes could be used more than once.
March 13, 2009
French broadband users most likely to buy music from their ISP, says study
A report by Strategy Analytics claims that French broadband users are more likely to buy music and games from their ISPs than from sites/stores like iTunes and Amazon.
March 10, 2009
♬.ws searches Twitter for music
Yes, that really is the name of this new Twitter-based music search engine, although thankfully it has a normal URL (below).
March 6, 2009
UK MP3 price wars continue
There are plenty of bargains to be had if you're a British digital music consumer at the moment.
March 6, 2009
Amazon’s MP3 price for the new U2 album? $3.99…
Well, it was yesterday, anyway. More evidence of Amazon's willingness to use deep discounts to boost its MP3 Store came with the US release of U2's No Line On The Horizon.
March 4, 2009
Coda.fm: the slickest torrent site yet?
Who will the music industry go after once The Pirate Bay trial is done and dusted? Torrent tracker Coda.fm may be in the firing line - it's one of the slickest and most user-friendly torrent sites yet - as Hypebot points...
March 3, 2009
UK users prefer Amazon to iTunes for downloading music
A survey conducted by Strategy Analytics claims that 26% of UK broadband users cite Amazon as their preferred service from which to buy digital music, compared to the 23% who said iTunes. This, despite Amazon only launching...
February 25, 2009