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British Songwriters Goes Against YouTube by Issuing a Legal Statement
/ July 8, 2014 5:23 pm
British Songwriters Goes Against YouTube by Issuing a Legal Statement

DigitalMusicNews reports that The British Academy of Songwriters has given a statement by supporting independent labels in their fight against YouTube’s music service contract. Last week, YouTube told uncooperative indie labels that if an agreement might not be reached, then content would be taken down. . Read More

Sony Enters a Deal with Klick Push to sell you products with Songs
/ July 7, 2014 6:45 pm
Sony Enters a Deal with Klick Push to sell you products with Songs

VentureBeat reports that KIick Push, a music-focused advertisement platform, has partnered up with Sony to give consumers free music downloads in exchange for engaging with advertisements. On June 17, the two companies signed a deal making the promising startup an official vendor of Sony’s content catalog in the method of MP3 downloads. Read More

Ed Sheeran Surpasses Spotify Streaming Records Held By Daft Punk, Eminem, Lana Del Ray
/ July 7, 2014 6:44 pm
Ed Sheeran Surpasses Spotify Streaming Records Held By Daft Punk, Eminem, Lana Del Ray

Hypebot reports that the new Ed Sheeran album X is debuting at the top of the UK and US sales charts. However, perhaps the greatest proof of its strength is the records it’s setting on Spotify. Sheeran is leaving global streaming landmarks set by Daft Punk, Eminem and Lana Del Ray in the dust. . Read More

Google Launches Music Apps for Smartwatches
/ July 7, 2014 6:44 pm
Google Launches Music Apps for Smartwatches

DigitalMusicNews reports that Google has announced applications for Android Wear, a platform for Motorola, LG, and Samsung Smartwatches. Thirty three Android Wear apps are now accessible in the Google Play store. There are a couple of dedicated music applications expanding on Smartwatches’ ability to play and control music on all Android phones. With Bandsintown, users can obtain notifications on their smartwatch. The application will also show significant event details and lets users RSVP to events directly from their watch. MusiXmatch is the other music-related Android Wear application. . Read More

Bandsintown Launches a Tour Management App for Artists
/ July 2, 2014 4:43 pm
Bandsintown Launches a Tour Management App for Artists

DigitalMusicNews reports that Bandsintown has introduced a mobile application known as Bandsintown Manager, an application with tools for touring artists. Bandsintown Manager lets artists add and edit their tour dates on the Bandsintown platform, which can then be pushed to social media site Facebook. Furthermore, the application offers statistics about artists’ fans and lets artists send updates to fans that have RSVP’d to their concerts. Read More

Rdio Purchases Music Discovery Start-up TastemakerX
/ July 1, 2014 5:01 pm
Rdio Purchases Music Discovery Start-up TastemakerX

VentureBeat reports that Rdio has acquired music discovery service TastemakerX. The start-up TastemakerX debuted as a streaming music service that sought to appeal to the inner music enthusiast within us by getting people to share new music with friends through a gamification model. It later shifted its focus on what individuals were sharing through all music services, including Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, and YouTube. . Read More

Smule’s New Smuush Converts Vine Clips into Crowdsourced Music Videos
/ July 1, 2014 5:01 pm
Smule’s New Smuush Converts Vine Clips into Crowdsourced Music Videos

Hypebot reports that Smule has focused on applications that naturally let everybody participate in making music. With the introduction of Smuush, they are now testing with technology that turns community participation into music videos. Smuush collects Vine videos with the same music-related hashtag, identifies the ones that are made while playing the actual song and then stitches some of those together into a complete music video. . Read More

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