Tag: digital music news

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Report hints at Vivendi’s aims for post-free digital music

We’ve known for a while now that consultancy firm Bain & Company has been involved at the highest levels of Universal Music Group (and even higher: within parent company Vivendi) as the label group plans its next strategic...
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Former Grooveshark staffer defiant about relaunched versions

One of the former Grooveshark team has sent a splenetic email to Digital Music News – duly published in full – taking the music industry to task for shutting down the streaming service. “you see gs really could have...
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Spotify attacks reports of free tier limitations

Last week’s claim by Digital Music News that Spotify “may soon be limiting its free, ad-supported access to just three months” has been sharply slapped down by the streaming service. “It’s totally false. The model...
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Bad news, musicians: funny cow YouTube videos aren’t an income

Musician PJ Wassermann is shocked at how much (well, how little) money he’s getting paid by YouTube. “151,781 views with 681,104 minutes playtime in eleven months generated an income of $10.02!” he writes in an op-ed...
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Rdio pushes further into the connected home at CES

CES continues in Las Vegas, and in amid the drones, 3D printers and curvy televisions is some digital music news. Rdio, for example, had a flurry of announcements about its partnerships with consumer electronics companies,...
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Live Nation Labs shuts down as key execs depart

Changes are afoot within Live Nation, as its Live Nation Labs division appears to have been broken up and dispersed throughout the company. Both Hypebot and Digital Music News reported yesterday that executives Eric Garland...
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What will Apple’s next ‘Beyoncé-esque’ album exclusive be?

What will Apple's next 'Beyoncé-esque' album exclusive be?
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Report claims US music downloads down 3% so far this year

Always beware of single anonymous-sourced data – or at least wonder who's sharing it and what their agenda is.
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Grooveshark subpoenas Digital Music News for UMG case

Industry site Digital Music News has received a subpoena from Grooveshark demanding the identity of the anonymous visitor whose comment on a story is a key piece of evidence in the streaming music service's legal battle with...
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TuneCore hits back at Digital Music News criticism

There's another spat emerging in the US digital music market, with TuneCore CEO Jeff Price publicly rebutting a recent article on the Digital Music News website.
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Are artists in ‘limbo’ on MySpace?

Songkick's head of business development Caren Kelleher - who also manages a band - has written a post for Digital Music News about the current role of MySpace for music artists.
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