More Music Industry News: Music Investments Up, Indie Stores, NARM, ChatImprov, mflow & More
- Music Tech Investments Up in Q1 2010. (IndieMusicTech) But look at the list, what they are investing in is shifting...
- Independent record shops competing in digital age - Experts say indie-music stores benefit from a resurgence in vinyl sales and an increased reliance on the more profitable used-records trade. Nielsen SoundScan found that in the first five months of 2009, vinyl-album sales rose 55% from a year ago. (Seattle Times)
- A NARM April 22 webinar presented by Buzz Marketing Group, "Whats Hot With Teens". Buzz surveyed its teen buzzSpotters on subjects including: hottest artist of the moment, illegal downloading, singles vs albums and music spending patterns. More info here.
- Internet Ad Revenues Hit Record High. (FMQB) Is there hope for ad supported music and starving music bloggers?
- ChatImprov is a Facebook app that hopes top be a filter improving upon the popular Chatroulette experience. (CNET)
- Apple puts its dislike for Adobe in writing in a new developer agreement. (NY Times)
- Nokia and A8 launch Nokia's Comes With Music in China. (press release)
- mflow's music reccomendation service is getting a major heads up from Island Records (Billboard)
- CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS of @hypebot 's Tuesday Twitter contest: @sidbarcelona & @universol. Email me here to claim your prizes.
- R.I.P - Malcolm McClaren. If you don't know who Malcolm was, you need to become a much better student of the music industry.