Former Mog boss launches his Chosen mobile talent-contest app
David Hyman was the long-time CEO of streaming music service Mog, before departing (acrimoniously, as it turned out) when it was acquired by Beats Music. His new thing is Chosen, an American Idol-style talent contest with...
March 27, 2015
Former Mog boss David Hyman raises $5m for ‘mobile-first American Idol’
The former CEO of streaming service Mog, David Hyman, has outlined first details of his new startup, Chosen. Due to launch in the first quarter of 2015, it’s being described by TechCrunch as a “mobile-first American Idol”...
November 7, 2014
Ahead of Apple acquisition, Mog founder sues Beats for $20m
Apple hasn’t acquired Beats Electronics and Beats Music yet, but there’s already a related lawsuit. Back in 2012, Beats bought streaming music service Mog to use as the base for what eventually became Beats Music (Bulletin,...
July 25, 2014
Mog boss David Hyman steps down
Headphones firm Beats is looking for a new boss for streaming music service Mog, which it acquired earlier this year, with CEO David Hyman leaving abruptly.
November 21, 2012
With Teeth: The Success of the Online Music Market Will Be Won or Lost in Translation
This is a guest post by Jason Herskowitz (@jherskowitz) who is a core contributor to the multi-source music platform, Tomahawk, and leads Platform Development at Official.fm. It only takes a quick glance at your favorite...
October 9, 2012
Grizzly Bear: ‘Mog and Spotify do not help bands…’
Grizzly Bear has added its voice to the debate around payouts from streaming music, making waves with a series of tweets.
September 10, 2012
Next up for Beats: A smartphone, a TV and an iTunes rival?
Headphones firm Beats made waves with its recent acquisition of streaming music service Mog, but it seems the company's ambitions stretch some way beyond that.
August 30, 2012
MOG sells blog network while BuzzMedia consolidates
MOG has sold off its MOG Music Network whilst BuzzMedia is launching a new punk music news hub called AbsoluteVoices.
August 28, 2012
Fire sale! Beats bought MOG for just $14m
More details have emerged on the acquisition of streaming music service MOG by Beats Electronics, including the price. Beats’ majority shareholder HTC revealed in a note to investors that Beats paid just $14m for MOG,...
July 4, 2012
Telstra to launch Mog streaming service in Australia
Those rumours that streaming music service Mog was being acquired by audio firm Beats haven't yet come to fruition, but the company's global expansion plans continue.
April 17, 2012