More Music Industry News: Posse Gets $’s & EMI, Zune’s Future?, Sean Parker, Pandora Apps Rise, OurStage, The Orchard & More
(UPDATED) Well, another week has gone by without Google naming its new head of music (Sorry Ted, be patient.) Apple got some unusual mixed press surrounding Ping including it's handling of indie artists and Billboard announced that it will help make every "Dreamseeker" that gives them $100 a star. Just another typical week in the new music biz. How many months is it to MidemNet? I could use a little Cannes... PS: If he gets the job, Ted's definitely buying the first round.
- Posse.com, the Australian music promotion site that lets fans earn commission for selling music and tickets, has relaunched this week after a major capital injection and a partnership with EMI. (Music Network)
- Is there room for a Zune in a post-Windows Phone 7 world? (ars)
- An indepth look at Sean Parker, the media shy youthful founding exec of Napster (age 19) and Facebook (age 24) (Vanity Fair)
- Pandora is riding high in the new Nielsen app installation stats. (Music Ally, Nielson)
More Music Industry News & Commentary:
- OurStage.com is now providing winners of their "Lilith Local Talent Search" exposure on the hour-long season premiere of Strictly Global, a weekly music program on MHz Worldview, a national, independent TV channel, airing this fall.
- Ex-MySpace execs are quietly building new startups. (TechCrunch)
- The Orchard hired Jakob Kuznicki, former GM of Musiwave and VP at Jamba, to run our Berlin office.
- Study to develop 'musical prescriptions' for patients. - Listening to music Music prompts a range of emotions for the listener and patients could be prescribed music tailored to their needs as a result of new research. (BBC)
- Japanese Band Sells Hawaiian Vacation With The Band. (Techdirt)
- The case against rock reunions. (Cybernetic Meadows)