AM BRIEF: CMJ Starts, Cull.tv, Twitter Soars, Music For Steve, Getty + Atom Factory, New Jobs & More
CMJ starts today in NYC and cranks up as the week progresses. One of the "must sees" is the music tech CantoraLabs SmartLounge on Wed. & Thurs. Patrick May from our Hypebot/Skyline Music team is on the ground. But we also want to hear from you. What are your "must sees" at CMJ 2011?
- CULL.TV: I've been experimenting with Cull.tv. I like what I see and will be writing about creative ways for artists and labels to use it. In the meantime, as Eliot wrote on Evolver.fm, "Cull TV Isn’t the First to Turn YouTube into ‘New Music Television,’ But It’s Pretty Neat".
- Twitter Has 100 Million Monthly Active Users; 50% Log In Every Day (Mashable)
- Steve Jobs' memorial service featured performances by Bono, who sang Bob Dylan's "Every Grain of Sand," and Joan Baez, who performed "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot."
- Getty Images has announced an agreement to license and distribute the catalog of Atom Factory, led by Troy Carter of Lady Gaga fame.
- WHAT JOB SHORTAGE?
- Pandora has hired its first chief marketing officer, Simon Fleming-Wood, formerly a marketing executive at Cisco Consumer Products and Pure Digital Technologies / Flip video.
- Google has finally killed Google Buzz.
- VEVO has hired Jim Macnie as Editorial Director.
- Hollywood Records named Robbie Snow Head Of Global Marketing. He's held marketing posts and MCA (remember them?) and RCA.