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Spotify Expands Its NYC Footprint With New Headquarters

New York City has made a strong play to be the next big tech hub, and Spotify is helping it along. Spotify announced today that it will expand its New … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

MySpace Undead: Key Post Re-Launch Metrics

Two weeks after launching its new platform, Myspace shared key metrics suggesting that it’s new design and refocus on music and entertainment may be rekindling interest among its core millennial … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jay-Z Blows Up Times Square Ads With Magna Carta Holy Grail

Jay-Z has an album coming out, and if you didn’t know about it, you certainly do now. Following Hov’s three-minute ad takeover during the NBA Finals announcing Magna Carta Holy … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Latest: Samsung’s Endorsement Of Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail”

            A couple weeks after the rumored $20 million deal between Samsung and Jay-Z, a Samsung commercial aired last night during the NBA Finals that … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Groupon G-Pass Hits A Million Redemptions

Originally posted on TECH in AMERICA (TiA):
by Chris Crum (courtesy webpronews) Groupon’s G-Pass, which lets buyers bypass box office lines and go right to the venue of interest, has reached…

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pandora Sued by BMI Over Music Licensing Fees

by kings a&r BMI wants Pandora to pay the piper. Or at least pay the piper a little more. Music licensing company BMI filed suit against internet music streaming service … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apple’s Radio Service Is Here … Be Afraid, Pandora

“Picasso had a saying. ‘Good artists copy, great artists steal.’ We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas … I think part of what made the Macintosh great was … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Myspace Emerges From Beta With iPhone App, Social Radio and… GIFs

Relaunched social network claims radio stations curated by musicians represent a ‘bigger idea’ than Apple’s iTunes Radio                   by guardian Remember the … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

JCPenney Jacks DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win” For Ad Campaign

XXL JCPenney may make the next Step Your Rap Game Up, as the store appropriated one of DJ Khaled’s biggest hits for a new ad campaign. The clothing store conglomerate re-purposed the … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Death to Pandora? Apple Secures All Label Licenses for iRadio…

…the deal means that Apple now has agreements with all three major music labels.” Last week, Apple inked a deal with Warner Music Group.  Universal Music Group, which now encompasses … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jay-Z Inks $20 Million Deal With Samsung

Jay-Z Inks $20 Million Deal With Samsung June 4th, 2013 at 5:15 PM In another effort to become as comparable to the dollar sign as possible, Jay-Z recently signed a deal … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nicki Minaj Inks Deal With Myx Fusions

  Nicki Minaj is widening her business empire with a new deal Myx Fusions, which has created a new partnership with the singer/rapper. Nicki  will be the face of Myx … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dr. Dre To Possibly Score Nina Simone Biopic

“Nina” producer Gene Kirkwood considering Dr. Dre for the role of music composer for the film. As details begin to emerge in the upcoming biopic on the late Nina Simone, … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Evolution of Recorded Music…

by  Paul Resnikoff Regardless of whether Spotify ultimately survives, most predict a streaming-dominant future.  For all of mankind… Related articles Spotify Acquires Music Discovery App Tunigo, A Spotify-Powered Songza Competitor … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jay-Z and Samsung Chumming Up!

by A.M. Watts @TechinAmerica The incomparable H-to-the-O-V, Jay-Z is in the process of hitting yet another lick, about 20 million of them to be exact. Mr Carter is teaming up … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Spotify Acquires Music Discovery App Tunigo, A Spotify-Powered Songza Competitor

AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka reported today. The details of the deal aren’t being made public, but the startup will move its staff to either Spotify’s Stockholm or New York offices, as … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rap Genius Reveals Its Business Model Will Be ‘Enterprise Genius’ Collaborative Annotation Tool

by Josh Constine (courtesy TechCrunch selected by Tia@TechInAmerica) How could a site for explaining rap lyrics make good on its $15 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz? Because it’s also … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

With downloads dwindling, music publishers throw a roadblock into Apple’s iRadio plans

Streaming services, such as Pandora and Spotify, aren’t as profitable for music publishers. They want to change that. by Greg Sandovalon courtesy TheVerge For years, when it came to driving … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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