Technologies and media

Slacker launches ‘EQ Score’ as substitute for traditional music charts

"Top 40 charts were designed for your mom," chirps the press release for US personal radio service Slacker's new feature: the Slacker EQ Score.


Free Music Is Better Because It’s Free

Free music has changed the way we consume music, but does it also affect the way we experience it?

Pacific Standard

Great Examples of Intrigue and Multichannel Marketing From the World of Music

As an avid record collector and music enthusiast, I'm always excited to learn about new albums from my favorite artists, and I love the thrill of an upcoming release.

Direct Marketing News

Music has died now I've thrown away my CDs and only listen on my laptop

Last night I dreamed I bought a stereo. It cost £400 and looked like a pile of silver bricks from 1985, a big old Metal Mickey of a thing. Oh, but the sound.

The Guardian

Rhapsody Is Expanding Napster Into 14 European Countries

Maybe the Napster kitty has 9 lives, after all. Or, 14: earlier today, Rhapsody announced a bullish expansion of the fabled Napster brand into 14 European countries.

Digital Music News

Latest music stream: iRadio

Apple, which has arrangements with two labels and is seeking a third, is a latecomer to streaming digital music. IRadio is expected to be an ad-based service like Pandora's.

Los Angeles Times

Amid reports of new Apple streaming music service, antitrust violation may be obstacle

Reports that Apple is starting a new streaming music service sent Pandora's stock price tumbling Monday and sparked talk that Apple may be regaining its footing after several difficult months.

The Washington Post

Composer John Adams Talks Hollywood, Social Media, and His Sensitivity to Coughing

"There's just so much noise out there. I think some younger composers have become adept in promoting themselves, and moving in the world of social media. I acknowledge that it is really important, and I realize that I have to do that to a certain extent."

Washington City Paper

Twitter #Music adds genre charts to aid your musical discovery

Unless you've been living under a proverbial rock, you've at least a passing familiarity with Twitter's #Music service, and today the platform given us another reason to check it out, thanks to the addition of genre charts.


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