AM News Brief: Spotify $$’s For Indies, Shazam Adds Facebook, Record Store Day, Pitchfork, iPods & More
- Indie powerhouse Beggars Group says that Spotify is its second or third largest source of income. (Music Ally) A pattern is emerging that indie music benefits most from Spotify, perhaps because those who pay for Premium are more active and adventurous music consumers.
- Music app Shazam adds Facebook interoperability.
- MTV digital marketer Heather Hopkins jumps to local deals site Gilt. (Media Memo)
- April 16th's Record Store Day will offer a plethora of exclusives. (CoS)
- A statistical look at Pitchfork's music rating results. (PartTimeMusic via Billboard)
- Transforming Music Through Social Design. (HuffPost)
- Clear Channel kicks tires on Playlist.com assets. (Cnet)
- Roqbot Reinvents the Jukebox as Social Game. (Wired)
- Steve Jobs: We Have No Plans To Discontinue The iPod Classic. (CultofMac)
- 10 years of the iPod. It's 10 years since Apple's original iPod shuffled on to the scene, changing the way we listen to and buy music for good. But could it soon be time to hang up our white headphones? (Guardian)
- New Law Will Shut Down TorrentFreak, Music Industry Expert Says. (TorrentFreak)
- Logitech launches Squeezebox app for Android. (CNet)
- Web forum company CrowdGather has acquired the domain name, website, and assets of Rapmusic.com.
- Why I Won’t Be At SXSW Next Year. (Forbes)
- Lots of small ways apps can make big money. (SeattleTimes)