AM News: Blackberry Music Service, Rhapsody Deals, Songkick + Foursquare, New PIAS Home
Just got back from an amazing retreat with our Skyline Music booking agency team. The touring industry is changing as rapidly as the rest of the music business, and Skyline is committed to be at the forefront. This morning's ReverbNation and GigMaven hookup is creating the kind of technology that will drive live booking forward.
- RIM soon to announce BlackBerry music service, but why? (ars)
- Rhapsody is gaining impressive traction with a new mobile deal. (NY Post) Spotify may get the press, but this kind of deal, like the recent Rdio mobile deal in Canada, can drive revenue. Sadly, WMG refused to sign on....
- Songkick is part of a new FourSquare feature to encourage check-ins at events in addition to the places they are happening in. ESPN and MovieTickets.com are also participating.