AM News: New Electric Daisy Riot, Rdio Family Plan, Sundance Adds DTF, Spotify, UMG’s Digster & More

HypebotFavicon A riot broke out outside the Hollywood premier of the debut of the Electric Daisy Festival concert film.  (Hollywood Reporter) Robin Davey asks: Is Electronic Dance Music The New Rock & Roll?

  • Music streamer Rdio announced it will be adding a new subscription plan called “Unlimited Family” that allows consumers to share an account with multiple people at a discounted rate.
  • Label Executive On Warner Music Acquisition: "This Thing Ends Painfully" (Metronome)


  • DIY and direct to fan tools expand to film: Sundance has expanded their Artist Services program and named Topspin, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Hulu, New Video, Netflix and Sundance Now as preferred providers of Direct-To-Fan Marketing and Distribution tools
  • Spotify News:
    • They quietly added Artist Stations to the U.S. service.
    • Universal Music launched a US version of its Digster sites which have playlists that all Spotify users – paid  or free – can subscribe to compiled by Universal employees and artists.
  • Google+ traffic dropping already? (CNet)
  • Fanrank, a Facebook app that lets you discover who your most influential fans are across the social web and rewards them for spreading the word, is gaining traction.
  • Erik Olesen, SVP of Pop Promotion for Island Def Jam, is exiting the label

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