Last month, we noted that Beats’ ‘Project Daisy’ streaming service was likely to be called Beats Music, based on recruitment text on its website (Bulletin, 22-Jul-13). Well, we were right: that website’s homepage changed on Friday to show the message ‘Beats Music is coming soon’, inviting people to sign up with an email address and (US) mobile phone number to be notified with news and updates. Could that hint at a US-only launch for the streaming music service? A range of jobs are still advertised on the site for design and engineering roles, including iOS and Android developers. Billboard has more details on Beats Music’s editorial team under newly-appointed head of music, curation and artist development Julie Pilat (Bulletin, 8-Aug-13). It’s a mixture of writers, radio programmers and former Pitchfork Media editor-in-chief Scott Plagenhoef, emphasising the new service’s determination to make curation one of its key selling points.

Source: Billboard

EarPods and phone

Tools: platforms to help you reach new audiences

Tools: Kaiber

In the year or so since its launch, AI startup Kaiber has been making waves,…

Read all Tools >>

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *