Music Biz News: Twitter For Sale, Music Week Adjusts, HostBaby Upgrades, Sonos & More
- It's all about eyeballs: Twitter is in talks with possible buyers including Google and Facebook. (WSJ) Price is $8 - 10 billion despite just $85 - $110 million in annual income.
- UK trade Music Week has undergone a change at the top and a shift from breaking news to analysis. Previous editor, Paul Williams, has become "head of business analysis", and Michael Gubbins has been brought in above him as "director of content." (Guardian) Could be a smart path for Billboard to follow.
- CDBaby has upgraded its HostBaby musician web site builder. (DIY Musician)
- Recording Industry Persecution Complex: Claiming EMI's Plight Is Due To File Sharing. (TechDirt)
- MobBase, which enables d.i.y. iPhone apps, has partnered with Music180 to be offered as part of the services they provide musicians. They also linked with Valleyarm to market their app builder to musicians in Asia, Europe, and Africa.
- Sonos has added an impressive looking Android controller app for its multi-room music system. (press release)
- More Than 20 Years After Their Death, Eight-Tracks Are Resurrected In Dallas. (DallasObserver)
- Mobile music identification service Shazam has launched in Japan, via a partnership with local mobile network NTT DoCoMo. (DMW)
- Vringo, a provider of video ringtones has launched an iOS-compatible version of its mobile, music video remix platform on the Apple App Store for iPhone and iTouch.