Bandsintown_For Artist_Banner_6-11-19-01-01

ReverbNation Teams With Microsoft Windows For Massive Song Giveaway
Amanda Palmer Made $19K In 10 Hours On Twitter

Thursday's Music Brief: Amana Palmer, Niche Power, India, Echo Nest and Kyte

Hypebot Favicon A surprising bit of reaction from a vocal few to the ReverbNation Micorsoft promotion.  I can't see how any of it is not be good. After all, it's optional and acts that are used to giving tracks away free are now getting paid.  Be sure to click on the screen shot of 1 illegal download = 3 1/3 dead relatives to see it full size in all its glory.  And Kyle is continuing the discussion on Killing Itself to Live.



  • An 'accepted' culture of mobile-related music piracy in India is forcing network operators and the music industry to act. (Guardian)
  • The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform has launched its Fanalytics platform that applies "web crawling, machine learning and semantic web technology to help artists and labels better understand, locate and build their online fan base". (press release)
  • Spain's copyright lobby abandoned it's fight for a three-strikes P2P policy. (DMW)
  • The Future of Used MP3 Sales (Dallas Observer)
  • launches free online community for concert Industry. (press release)
  • EFF: ASCAP and Copyright Doublespeak
  • Tangerine creates iTunes playlists based on tempo (MacWorld)
  • Jonas Brothers are guinea pigs for Ustream/Facebook partnership (Music Ally)
  • How the entertainment industry launders policy pronouncements. (Techdirt)
  • Kyte has just released its new $4.99 Mobile Producer video app into the App Store. "While it doesn’t require you have an iPhone 3GS, if you want to take advantage of its best feature, video, then you must have one. And if you do, I think you’ll be pretty pleased with how well it works." (TechCrunch) Short test video after the jump.