Remember how new technology has killed the music industry several times over? Every few years something new crops up that will supposedly destroy music as we know it, making it so that no one could possibly continue to make new music with that particular technology around. Literally every new contraption in the music industry was regarded as a “threat” at one point or another: records, CDs, MTV, the internet, etc.
What’s the newest boogeyman for the music industry? Well, according to Peter Mensch, manager of rock bands like Metallica, it’s YouTube. Read more
SeatGeek today announced version 6.0 of its application, bringing with it plenty of new features that will highly benefit those that are buying event tickets through the app.
Jukely, the mobile app offering up a concert subscription service for music fanatics, is now available on Android smartphones and tablets.
Right now, as I write this, I have Pandora on in the background spinning me some great new tunes. Pandora is just an incredible tool for discovering new music without much hassle. Soon though, Pandora is going to be even better at dishing out fresh music that you love to listen to. A new ‘Browse’ section is coming to the app, and Pandora is claiming it will be “your ultimate personalized discovery destination.”
Another day, another corporate acquisition. Spotify has announced that they’ll be absorbing the talent from both Cord Project and Soundwave to help build out the music streaming platform. Read more
Music-sharing service SoundCloud has raised around $35 million in funding, according to Swedish news site, Digital.
Pandora has reached a new licensing agreement with ASCAP and BMI, two major publishers in the music industry. 20 million songs are published between the two of those companies, so that’s a major plus for Pandora, although there aren’t any specific details about compensation rates. Read more
Pandora is building on its music discovery features with a new, unique Thumbprint Radio. If you’ve ever used Pandora, you probably know that you can “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” a track so Pandora will play more relevant music on whatever particular station you’re listening to. This new Thumbprint Radio goes a step further and uses all of the music you’ve liked and builds a radio station based on your overall music tastes. Read more
Pandora’s CEO has a pretty brutal opinion about free, on-demand music streaming from the likes of Spotify and YouTube, and it echoes what big music labels have been saying; free music is killing the industry. By making music “free” it devalues the art and makes it hard too difficult for artists to continue to thrive. Read more
Football season is in full swing, and if you follow the sport at all you’ve probably looked into getting tickets to a game nearby. Fortunately there are plenty of apps and services to help you scout out tickets and events, and SeatGeek is one of the best available. Read more