More Music Industry News: MTV #1 Online, OurStage Grabs $6M, Apple Relaxes App Rules, Klaxons, Quincy Jones, Death Penalty For Pirates & More
As has been the case for months, Apple, Google and EMI continue to dominate the music industry news and the only common thread seems to be change, change and more change. We're working hard to help you keep on top of it all, but that didn't stop us from having a little fun and naming the winner's in the Hypebot Hit Song Contest.
- MTV may not play that many music videos anymore, but online its still the #1 most visited music destination according to comScore data. It's MTV Music Group family of sites garnered more than 53 million unique visitors in August alone.
- OurStage has raised another $6.2 million in funding according to an SEC filing.
- A roundup of reviews of the new iPod line. (NY Times)
More Music Industry News & Commentary
- Apple says it's relaxing some of its app developer guidelines.
- MTV's 2010 Video Music Awards will utilize Yangaroo's Digital Media Distribution System to distribute nominated music videos submitted for VMA consideration to the voting members throughout the U.S. The VMAs will then use the system to securely distribute the nominated music videos to voting members, allowing them to stream the videos online for review, and vote electronically.
- Klaxons Create The Best Album Cover EVER. (Yahoo!)
- What the launch of Apple's PING means to marketers. (UTalkMarketing)
- Gracenote reaches milestone with 200 billion queries.
- Why albums are released on Tuesday's in the U.S. ? (The Record)
- Even 'Free' Culture Supporters Sometimes Have Difficulty Living Up To Their Own Principles. (TechDirt)
- Quincy Jones: 'I knew how to handle Michael'. An interview with a legend. (Guardian)
- Special Interview with Pete Ganbarg, Executive Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records. (SU)
- TuneCore: Apple Does Not Hate Indie Bands, It Just Digs Quality Control. (Mashable)
- A Reprise for Jingles on Madison Avenue: Brands, Agencies Rediscovering Power of Original Tunes in Ad Campaigns. (Adage)
- Music industry lobbyist calls for death penalty for piracy. (BB)
- 'Cause this is thriller: Left for dead by MTV, music videos rebound on Web. (CanadianPress)
- Is the music industry broken? An Interview With Scott Cohen of The Orchard. (Music4.5)