Archive for category: music

4 things we learned about the music-streaming industry
/ March 30, 2015 12:45 pm
4 things we learned about the music-streaming industry

Digiday reports "The audio landscape is maturing, with listenership growing alongside advertisers’ hopes for the medium. Late last week, executives from Pandora, Spotify and Triton Digital gathered for a panel at MediaOcean’s Manhattan office to discuss progress, frustrations and opportunities in the music-streaming industry." . Read More

Ethan Kaplan Joins Gracenote as General Manager of Music
/ March 25, 2015 10:07 am
Ethan Kaplan Joins Gracenote as General Manager of Music

Gracenote, a Tribune Media company (NYSE:TRCO), today announced that Ethan Kaplan has joined the company as its senior vice president and general manager of Music. Kaplan will set the strategic direction for the company’s Music business, develop next generation music solutions and work with Gracenote customers to integrate its data and technology into emerging music platforms and services. . Read More

I want my Kik: MTV embraces the ‘post-website’ publishing era
/ March 18, 2015 11:04 am
I want my Kik: MTV embraces the ‘post-website’ publishing era

Digiday reports "'I Kik my MTV' just doesn’t have quite the right ring to it. But the network launched an account on messaging app Kik last Wednesday in the hopes of building — and eventually monetizing — its presence on the platform." . Read More

YouTube for Artists launches to help musicians grow their audience
/ March 16, 2015 11:30 am
YouTube for Artists launches to help musicians grow their audience

VentureBeat reports "Today video platform YouTube is launching YouTube Artists, a website featuring videos and promotional tools to help musicians identify and grow their audience." . Read More

Regal Adds MovieTickets.com For Online Ticket Sales In Non-Exclusive Deal
/ March 4, 2015 12:27 pm
Regal Adds MovieTickets.com For Online Ticket Sales In Non-Exclusive Deal

Deadline reports "Regal will continue to use Fandango, and — by the end of this month — add MovieTickets at its 572 theaters with 7,356 screens. Regal’s closest rival, No. 2AMC Entertainment, opted to use multiple online ticket sellers last year. Carmike decided in 2013 to use MovieTickets and Fandango." . Read More

YouTube Announces 2015 YouTube Music Award Recipients
/ March 2, 2015 11:47 am
YouTube Announces 2015 YouTube Music Award Recipients

Hypebot reports: "YouTube is thanking artists who have shown significant growth in viewership and engagement by honoring them with aYouTube Music Award (YTMA). YTMA recipients were selected by the fans, as award criteria was based on collective interaction over the last six months.". Read More

Publishers love Whatsapp’s potential, but struggle with execution
/ March 2, 2015 11:27 am
Publishers love Whatsapp’s potential, but struggle with execution

Digiday reports: "Publishers have a love-hate relationship with WhatsApp. While many are seeing big numbers from the platform, they’re also wrangling with a handful of product issues that complicate how they’re approaching the platform." . Read More

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