DigitalMusicNews reports that the Beats Music service will finally launch in January. The service was proposed to go live in the summer of 2013, but the service could not be finalized. With the expected launch in January, the company has started accepting reservations for usernames. The launch of the service was announced in a blog by CEO Ian Rogers. . Read More
Beats Electronics announced Ian Rogers, formerly the CEO of Topspin and GM of Yahoo! Music, as CEO for its newest music service, project "Daisy" this morning. Rogers will be responsible for overseeing "Daisy's" direction, vision, and strategy. Read More one comment
TastemakerX, the social mobile platform that turns music discovery into a game, has raised $1.8 million in funding from leading venture capital firms and angel investors that include media, music and marketing veterans. Read More
Calif. - Ian Rogers, the head of
Yahoo’s (NASD: YHOO) Music unit, has stepped down to go work at a music-related start-up he
co-founded, according to a post on his blog. Rogers, Yahoo’s VP of video and
music applications, will join Topspin Media, which will offer some sort of
distribution service for independent artists.
Over the past week, rumors have circulated that Facebook is getting into the digital music market. Some reports suggest the social networking site is going to launch an MP3-store; others say that it is an "artist platform" similar to MySpace. The latter makes the most sense, giving a boost to third-party Facebook Platform music applications, rather than getting into what is becoming an increasingly competitive space.
While the RIAA is still suing single mothers and kids for file-sharing, panelists at our Digital Music Forum West [...].