MixRadio sees messaging and music coming together with Line
Having completed its acquisition by messaging firm Line, streaming service MixRadio’s Mark Wheatley has been talking about the company’s ambition to bring music and messaging together in the future. “We will see –...
March 24, 2015
BuzzFeed talks vertically-integrated media
We see the art of BuzzFeed in our Facebook and Twitter feeds regularly, but its science is even more fascinating. So read The Verge’s interview with CEO Jonah Peretti for a deeper dive into how he sees BuzzFeed evolving...
December 29, 2014
The Pirate Bay talk police raid: ‘We couldn’t care less really’
When The Pirate Bay has been targeted by the authorities in the past, it’s usually popped up within days (or even hours) cocking its snook at The Man. The raid in Sweden this month has clearly been more serious, although...
December 25, 2014
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek: ‘I think people discount piracy’
Spotify boss Daniel Ek has granted a rare interview to Billboard, talking about his company’s highs and lows of 2014. Unsurprisingly, Taylor Swift makes an early appearance. “The public probably learned there’s...
December 24, 2014
Taylor Swift on Spotify: ‘There’s nothing more to elaborate on’
Does Taylor Swift like iTunes? Of course she does. In an interview to celebrate being named Billboard Woman of the Year, she talks about how she discovers music. “I buy it on iTunes. Things I see trending online, friends...
December 19, 2014
Yes, but what does Sting think about streaming music?
Glad you asked: he’s been talking to Bloomberg about exactly that. “I don’t think the model we have at the moment is necessarily the one that’s going to be there in five or ten years. We need something that’s a...
December 18, 2014
Jimmy Iovine joins Live Nation’s board
Stronger ties between Apple and Live Nation? That’s something to chew on for 2015. Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine was appointed to the board of Live Nation yesterday. “As an entrepreneur, he has combined business inventiveness...
December 18, 2014
Pirate Bay co-founder talks net neutrality
Former Pirate Bay spokesperson Peter Sunde is out of jail, and chatting to TorrentFreak about the looming battle over net neutrality. “The market owners play with our personal information for a profit, states play around...
December 15, 2014
Wait! Where did Prince go?
Don’t expect an explanation immediately, but Prince appears to be having a ‘moment’ on social media. The Verge noticed yesterday that his @3rdEyeGirl Twitter account has been deactivated, as has his Facebook page and...
November 30, 2014
Streaming service 8tracks ‘We’re still profitable!’
A streaming music service that’s profitable on a global basis? What financial witchcraft is this? But yes, streaming playlists service 8tracks remains in the black. “We’re still profitable!” said CEO David...
November 21, 2014
Read our full interview with Beyoncé’s digital strategist Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood
We gave you some highlights of our on-stage interview with Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood of Parkwood Entertainment in yesterday’s bulletin, talking about why her CEO (Beyoncé) doesn’t use Twitter or have an official mobile...
November 8, 2014
Google’s future: ‘We’re in a bit of uncharted territory’
Music isn’t mentioned in the Financial Times’ latest interview with Google CEO Larry Page, but it’s a worthwhile read for anyone wanting to understand some of the driving forces behind his company as a whole. Or, as...
November 4, 2014