More Music Industry News: Diaspora, Verizon’s Media Cloud, Justin.tv, Shuffler.fm, Harry Fox & More
(UPDATED) Another week is gone without the head of Google Music being named. (That means that there's still hope, Ted.) Maybe Serge wanted to interview Tom Whalley who suddenly needs a job after the shakeup at Warner Bros. Records. And just in case you missed them, check out the great interviews with Kevin Breuner of CD Baby and RightsFlow's Patrick Sullivan.
- A great post by Andrew Dubber: Myspace - Now With Glitter. (MusicThinkTank)
- Open source Facebook replacement Diaspora drops first alpha. (ars) While the user base is tiny now Diasproa is worth watching and the open source code opens up all kinds of possibilities.
- Verizon Wireless’ new cloud service includes media sharing.
- Justin.tv adds an iPhone app to its live video streaming service. (Justin.tv)
- Shuffler.fm: the best since Spotify. Another fantastic music-listening site, Shuffler.fm, is offering a truckload more free music. Just what you needed, writes Chris Salmon. (Gaurdian)
More Music Industry News & Commentary:
- The Harry Fox Agency has made this year’s InformationWeek 500 list, an annual list of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. Included on the list for the second year in a row, HFA ranked # 121 and was the only music company to be included.
- UK notches 500 millionth digital music download. (Reuters)
- Are Albums Dead? Not In Hip-Hop (NPR)
- Don’t Think of It As Piracy, Think of It As Marketing. (Gigaom)
- 10 Ways Touring Bands Can Leverage Location Apps. (Mashable)
- The Density of Artistic and Cultural Creatives. (Atlantic)
- Fear, Love and The Internet. (About)
- Beyond Marshall McLuhan: Your New Media Studies Syllabus. (Atlantic)
- Why Are The Record Labels Demanding Money To Let People Stream Legally Purchased Music? (Techdirt)
- Superchunk Goes Classic (Indie) RockThe band that launched Arcade Fire’s label stages a mature return to their early-’90s form. (Newsweek)
- Reviewing the New iPods: Apple's iTouch, Nano, Touch, and Shuffle are getting smaller and smarter, with improved touchscreens and cameras. (BusinessWeek)