Reality Checking Predictions: 5 Top Music Tech Trends For 2012

Last year I made a number of predictions regarding top music tech trends for 2012. I focused on streaming music, augmented reality, ecommerce, hack days and the relationship of live. Continue reading

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SceneRoller Needs Your Help To Recover Digital Traces Of Your Music Scene

By Eliot Van Buskirk of Music is not made in a vacuum — not literally, because vacuums abhor jams, nor figuratively, because musicians are in bands, and bands are. Continue reading

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ThisWeekIn Closing, But Topspin CEO Ian Rogers Says He’ll Continue This Week In Music

On Friday Jason Calacanis announced the impending shutdown of the ThisWeekIn video podcast series. But Topspin CEO Ian Rogers has confirmed that This Week in Music will be resurrected in. Continue reading

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Warren Charles iOS Album App Offers Free Music, Pay To Play Games

By Eliot Van Buskirk of By now, you’re almost certainly familiar with the idea, if not the term, “freemium.” Spotify, with its free and premium versions, brought the concept. Continue reading

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How Powerful is Justin Bieber’s Twitter Account?

By Matthew Billy of Between the Liner Notes Good publicity takes a lot of time and a lot of money… At least it is supposed to. It is supposed to. Continue reading

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Shazam Launches New Interface Plus Offline Mode

By Eliot Van Buskirk of One reason people love Music ID apps is their immediacy: You hold your phone up in the air, tag a song, and then you. Continue reading

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Music Distributors Refuse To Join Labels In The Present

By Eliot Van Buskirk of If you know people who work at record labels, you know they are not without complaint. From Napster to YouTube, half of the new. Continue reading

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CBS paid a whopping $270 million for in 2007. Since then, the media giant has failed to monetize the music service and seen competitors ranging from Pandora to Spotify. Continue reading

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Dropbox Buys Audiogalaxy. Are They Launching A Cloud Music Service?

Audiogalaxy which re-launched as a cloud music service in March that combines an online locker with music discovery through Pandora like playlists created by a proprietary algorithm and user preferences.. Continue reading

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