Google has consolidated all their digital content offerings (music, books, movies & apps) under the Google Play brand, presumably in order to better compete with the likes of Apple’s iTunes and Amazon.
YouTube is doing more and more live webcasts of breaking news and events, especially concerts. This is the live webcast of the 2012 Java Jazz Festival In Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia, featuring guitarist Pat Methany.
A video of a performance by Spokane, Washington street musician Bryson Andres has earned more than a million views on YouTube in less than a month.
Spotify is generating a lot of buzz, helped no doubt in no small part by it’s partnership with Facebook.
A new telephone hotline that plays four Hall & Oates hit songs has gone viral.
After hitting 2.5 million subscribers in November, Spotify has now reached 3 million, with more than 20% of its active user base paying monthly for the service.
Give people a choice and they just might pay for digital music.
An excellent concise look at how we got here. PBS takes a look at the massive changes that have transformed the music industry since the advent of the Internet in the 1990s.
How people find music for which they only remember a line lyrics using David Usher’s St. Lawrence River as featured in Mitch Joel’s podcast as an example.