Spotify launches for Amazon’s Fire TV as Roku reveals 10m sales
A pair of stories from the world of connected set-top boxes this morning, starting with Amazon’s Fire TV in the US. Spotify is now available for the device, with Amazon having incorporated the streaming service’s...
September 18, 2014
Musicjelly launches new mixing app
Last year, we wrote about a remixing app released by UK band The Nyco Project, as part of a wider Musicjelly initiative that saw them travelling the world recording musicians for an interactive installation (Bulletin, 25-Jun-13)....
September 17, 2014
Rhino UK launches new online store
Rhino Records UK, the deep catalogue division of Warner Music Group, has launched a new D2C store with a focus on limited-edition product lines. As part of its launch offering it is selling album and art print bundles of...
September 16, 2014
Spotify launches new video ad offering, Calvin Harris becomes a Spotify “billionaire”
Coca-Cola, Ford, McDonald’s and NBC Universal Pictures are among the launch partners that will be using two new video products on Spotify For Brands – Spotify’s marketing platform. The first product, Video Takeover,...
September 12, 2014
Vevo launches new weekly shows
VVV (pron: “Triple V”) is Vevo UK’s first presenter-led music show and three weekly themed shows will be shown every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. VVV (on Fridays) is based around new videos and news, VVVision (Tuesdays)...
September 10, 2014
Speculation rising about U2 and Madonna’s involvement in iPhone 6 launch
Next Tuesday, Apple will unveil its new iPhones at an event in Cupertino, and while there is frenetic speculation that it will also show off its long-rumoured smartwatch, there is also increasing chatter about a music angle...
September 6, 2014
This Is My Jam launches 500k ‘song screens’ for favoured tracks
This Is My Jam has been helping people nominate their tracks of the moment since 2012, but this week the site has rolled out a new feature that starts to organise all the data that it’s been gathering. The feature is...
August 30, 2014
gTar maker Incident Technologies launches new Learn app
Incident Technologies is the company behind the gTar: a digital guitar with a multi-touch LED fretboard and a slot for your iPhone – using them to teach you how to play guitar. Now the firm has launched a new educational...
August 22, 2014
Twitter launches Promoted Video ads in beta
Twitter is hoping to follow Facebook’s path to profitability through mobile ads, announcing its latest unit yesterday: Promoted Video. Aimed more at big brands and entertainment firms, it’s an attempt to tap into...
August 18, 2014
Digital Content Guide launches in Australia
Against a backdrop of moves towards the implementation of anti-piracy measures (see yesterday’s Music Ally Bulletin), the content industries in Australia are collectively launching the Digital Content Guide to promote licensed...
August 5, 2014
Shutterstock launches music licensing service for online video creators
The latest photo and video library to expand into music licensing is Shutterstock, which took the wrappers off its new music business yesterday. The company is offering 60,000 licensed clips from partner Rumblefish to online...
July 30, 2014
LoveLive launches live-music TV app and prepares to raise $20m-$25m in funding
British startup LoveLive has made its name as a B2B partner for major labels, the BPI and Vevo, shooting gigs and live sessions for distribution as online videos. However, the company is building its consumer-facing business...
July 26, 2014