Verizon to develop and launch artist-focused mobile apps
Every artist and their aunt seems to be launching an iPhone app at the moment, but other mobile platforms are having to work harder to court the music industry.
October 21, 2009
Genero.tv launching fan video contests for artists
With the days of million-dollar video budgets seemingly long gone, the hot new thing is getting fans to make videos for you on the cheap - safe in the knowledge that you can create a bit of a buzz, and end up with hundreds...
September 24, 2009
Stribe lets any site create its own social network
Artists launching their own social networks is a bit 2008 - with its recent improvements, Facebook is arguably now a more suitable venue to tap into the social side of things.
September 16, 2009
The popstar-stalking Twitter app you’ve been waiting for..
Music Tweets is an iPhone and iPod touch app that allows users to get the latest updates from their favourite musicians an561580d bands.
August 14, 2009
Artists should look beyond iPhone with their mobile apps
Soon, it may well be easier to list the artists who DON'T have their own branded iPhone app than to list those that do. In the last few days alone, more than 250 artist apps have been launched on iPhone's App Store by iLike,...
August 3, 2009
What if artists were like startup companies?
Music biz blog Digipendent has a really interesting post, riffing off a discussion at the New Music Seminar conference about whether artists should see themselves like startups.
July 27, 2009
Hype Machine names and shames manipulative artists
Hype Machine's popularity charts are increasingly influential, so it's perhaps so surprise that people are trying to game them.
July 3, 2009
Pandora defends changes to submissions policy
We reported earlier this week on Pandora's new stipulation that music has to be available to buy as a physical CD from Amazon before it can get onto Pandora's music service.
July 2, 2009
Tweetboard creates Twitter-powered forums for your site
This is an intriguing idea: if you're running forums for an artist or music service, why not integrate them with Twitter?
June 30, 2009
Kyte launches Mobile Producer app for iPhone 3GS
Video firm Kyte has had great success in signing labels up for its platform, which lets artists shoot video with their mobile phones and upload it to channels, which fans can then access via web, WAP or mobile apps.The company...
June 24, 2009
Music is like water (and brands are thirsty)
Brand strategist Ko Kawashima is the latest to compare music to water in terms of its increasingly ubiquitous access.
June 19, 2009