Palm Pre sells out in launch weekend – but how many units?
US operator Sprint is proudly proclaiming a sellout of the Palm Pre smartphone, which it began selling this weekend.
June 9, 2009
We7 to launch iPhone app by Christmas
UK streaming music service We7 is developing its own iPhone application, and hopes to have it available on the App Store by the end of this year, CEO Steve Purdham has told Music Ally.
June 5, 2009
Report: Sony has canned PlayStation Network music plans
Following recent speculation that Sony was set to launch a music downloads store on its PlayStation Network service for PS3 and PSP, PaidContent is now reporting that the plans have been axed.
June 1, 2009
Placebo reveal private pre-release album playback
While many artists and labels are striking pre-release streaming deals with services like MySpace Music, Spotify and We7, Placebo have gone a different route for their new album.
May 29, 2009
Jamie Cullum gives a big (jazz) hand for Spotify
There's an intriguing and slightly baffling guest post by Jamie Cullum on the Spotify blog, in which he gives his endorsement of the streaming music service.
May 28, 2009
Skyfire mobile browser emerges from beta
We've got quite excited about Skyfire before: it's a web browser for mobile phones that supports Flash and multimedia, letting you visit MySpace and other streaming music or video websites and get the full experience, unlike...
May 28, 2009
Download Festival to stream performances online
UK rock festival Download has announced plans to stream performances from its main stage live on its website for free next month.
May 27, 2009
PRS for Music announces new music streaming rates
PRS for Music has announced that from 1 July, its headline royalty rate for on-demand streaming music services will increase from 8% to 10.5%, but that the per-stream minimum will come down from 0.22p to 0.085p.Similar changes...
May 26, 2009
Blip.fm adds YouTube videos to service
If you've not seen Blip.fm, it's usually summarised as a Twitter for music, complete with its tagline of ''What are you listening to?''.
May 21, 2009
Cold War Kids launch remixable video on MTV site
MTV's music website has the exclusive on a new video from the Cold War Kids, which lets fans remix it according to which band members they like (or don't like).
May 21, 2009
Heads We Dance streaming album pre-release in iPhone app
Two of the hottest forms of music marketing in 2009 are pre-release album streams and iPhone applications, and UK artist Heads We Dance has announced plans to do both.
May 19, 2009