Should RealNetworks sell Rhapsody?
That's the question being asked by Business Week, in an article poking holes in RealNetworks' consumer music strategy.
September 29, 2009
Pandora goes live with music videos
Streaming music service Pandora has added videos, albeit from a limited number of artists.
September 28, 2009
Pandora app now available on Android phones
Last July, the CTO of music service Pandora said "I need Android like I need a hole in the head... another OS platform that sits on top of buggy firmware".
September 10, 2009
Venture capital firms raised 82% less cash in Q2
The latest report from the US-based National Venture Capital Association reveals that VC funds there only raised $1.7 billion in the second quarter of this year - down 82% year-on-year from $9.3 billion in Q2 2008.
July 14, 2009
Pandora gets $35m funding round, but can it survive?
Streaming music service Pandora has secured a new round of funding to continue its growth, with reports suggesting the amount may be as much as $35 million.
July 13, 2009
Live365 protests against new webcasting royalty rates
Pandora may be pleased with the newly-agreed webcasting royalty rates, but web radio aggregator Live365 has come out swinging against the new rates - and specifically the fact that even small online radio stations must pay...
July 10, 2009
SoundExchange strikes deal with internet webcasters
US royalties collection body SoundExchange has finally reached a deal with online webcasters over the royalty rates they pay for streaming music.
July 8, 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
Pandora unveils new terms for unsigned artists
Streaming music service Pandora has announced changes in the terms for accepting music from unsigned and independent artists.
July 1, 2009
Twitter users buy more digital music, says NPD
Research from NPD Group claims that active Twitter users buy 77% more digital music downloads on average than non-users.
June 24, 2009
Fast Company hails ”the 10 most creative people in the music biz”
We know Top 10 lists are designed to make people argue, but we can't help it sometimes. For example, Fast Company's new "10 most creative people in the music biz" list
June 18, 2009