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Music Biz News: @CES, Radio + Sonos, Vevo’s "Lift", Mac App Store, Kickstarter, RootMusic & More

  • @ CES: RDIO announced integration with Sonos home music systems (Evolver.fm) and Clear Channel extended the reach of it's iheartradio online channels into Toyota and other auto stereos. (FMQB) Integration of online music apps into both home and auto hardware is a major trend at this year's CES.
  • VEVO announced a new artist program ‘Lift.’ Official launch is during the People’s Choice Awards with a new Emerging Artist award category for the 2012 show that allows fans to vote for their fav from VEVO’s 2011 Lift artists. So far, "new" seems to mean new to to a major label.
  • Apple has launched the Mac App Store with 1000+ apps including Garageband 11 and other music applications.

6a00d83451b36c69e20133f58067d2970b-800wi More Music Industry News:

  • Funding Lessons from a Successful Kickstarter Campaign. (RWW)
  • Update: RootMusic's 2.3 million in new funding announced yesterday came from Mohr Davidow Ventures with David Feinleib. It's BandPage app is now the #1 entertainment and music app on Facebook and the 17th largest overall app. (more)
  • Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2011. (TF
  • Has Google Admitted Defeat in the Social Web Race? (Gigaom)
  • Music Piracy = The Death Of The Recording Artist? (TechDirt)
  • In 2011, There Should Be Only One Question in Tech: "Can My Parents Use It?" (techi)
  • Albin Serviant: Music and Facebook – Where’s the money? (Midem)
  • Digital downloads fail to counter CD decline. (FT
  • Mufin Launches A New Music Player with Online Music Streaming Specifically Designed for Android. (Press


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