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
Sony Music artist sites in music, lyrics shock
Sony Music has revsony_gracenoteealed that it will pump up its artist websites by adding audio streaming and song lyrics to sites for acts including Britney Spears, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Michael Jackson.
May 6, 2009
EU votes for copyright extension to 70 years
The European Parliament has voted 377 to 178 in favour of extending the copyright term for new sound recordings from 50 to 70 years, with royalties to be divided between artists and rights-owners.
April 24, 2009
Yahoo officially unveils Artist Pages on Yahoo Music
So, Yahoo Music has launched its new Artist Pages feature, aggregating content from a host of other music sites, including Pandora, Last.fm, YouTube, iTunes and Amazon.
April 7, 2009
Mubito goes into administration
Swedish firm Mubito, which runs D2C sites for artists and labels, has gone into administration.
April 2, 2009
Choruss / Techdirt dust-up set for Nashville music conference
We reported on the doubts being expressed around US scheme Choruss last week - and specifically over whether it'll squeeze publishers, songwriters and artists out of the money paid by universities to sign up to it.
March 23, 2009
Mobile Roadie helping indies to launch iPhone apps
Want your own iPhone application? It can be an expensive business, but Mobile Roadie is aiming to help. It offers a self-service platform for creating such apps, aimed at independent labels and artists.
March 18, 2009
WaTunes digital distribution service goes free for artists
Digital distributor WaTunes has announced that it's making its service completely free for artists who want to get their music onto digital stores.
March 9, 2009
Bandcamp exits beta with new features
Bandcamp is one of the startups offering artists a way to sell music direct to fans, and it's just exited its beta stage with a bunch of new features.
March 4, 2009