British music streaming service Roxi has signed up another starry playlist curator, and announced its first user figures.
The (steel) wheels may be falling off Syco Entertainment’s plans to launch an X Factor for DJs TV talent show. Ultimate DJ was set to be funded and broadcast online by Yahoo, and was shown off at the company’s NewFront showcase in April.
Six months on, it has been cancelled – although the causes appear to lie less with Simon Cowell’s production company, and more with Yahoo getting the collywobbles about original content.
When Syco Entertainment boss Simon Cowell keynoted at the MIPCOM conference this week, there was a quick reference to smartphones’ potential for music. He’s since expanded on that in an […]
Most coverage of TV/music mogul Simon Cowell’s US press event this week has focused on who the judges might be for next year’s X Factor US
The media industry argues over who’s up, down and out of The Guardian’s annual MediaGuardian 100 list of movers and shakers.
Simon Cowell and Will.I.Am are reportedly “working on a project called X Factor for Tech”.
The Guardian has published its MediaGuardian 100 list of important figures in the British media industry, and while music firms figure in the list, they’re relatively low down.
With all the social media buzz around X Factor in the UK and US, it’s surprising that it’s taken this long for Simon Cowell to join Twitter.
We’ve seen social voting for TV talent shows before, when American Idol allowed viewers to vote on Facebook for their favourite contestants.
TalkBack Thames Digital has announced its plans for the digital campaign around this year’s UK series of The X Factor. It includes an iPhone app with a ‘Tap to Clap’ feature, which will get viewers to signify their applause for performances, judges and results and share it on Twitter and Facebook.
Despite boasting about not using computers, Simon Cowell last year bemoaned the fact that videogame manufacturers hadn’t been beating down his door to make X Factor console games. “X Factor should have been the initial vehicle to have Activision come to us and say…can you help launch Guitar Hero?”…
We don’t normally link to stories from The Sun, but we’ll make an exception for ‘news’ that Simon Cowell has, in the tabloid’s words, “turned to the FBI to stop hackers nicking his label’s tracks”.