Techmeme

Results 1 - 10 of about 64:

Dave Brooks / Billboard:
Sources: Amazon is struggling to make inroads in US event ticketing industry due to incumbents like Ticketmaster, exclusive deals with venues, more   —  With little leverage besides its huge customer base, the online retail behemoth is finding that disrupting the U.S. ticketing market won't be as easy as throwing its weight around.
Aug 24, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Billboard:
Spotify says it has begun to remove white supremacist acts that were flagged three years ago as “hate bands” by the Southern Poverty Law Center   —  Spotify says it has removed an array of white-supremacist acts from its streaming service that had been flagged as racist “hate bands” …
Aug 16, 2017, 5:30 PMIn context
Marc Schneider / Billboard:
Warner Music Group acquires core assets of concert discovery platform Songkick, including website and app, but not ticketing functions   —  Warner Music Group has acquired many of the core assets of concert discovery platform Songkick, including its website and app, along with the trademark.
Jul 14, 2017, 8:40 PMIn context
Marc Schneider / Billboard:
Pandora winds down operations in Australia and New Zealand, the only territories where it operates outside of the US   —  Pandora is pulling the plug on Australia and New Zealand, the only international territories where it operates, in an effort to focus solely on the United States.
Jun 27, 2017, 6:30 PMIn context
Robert Levine / Billboard:
Spotify settles class action suit filed by a group of songwriters over mechanical rights, to set up $43.4M fund as compensation for unpaid royalties   —  Spotify has reached a settlement with a group of songwriters who had sued for copyright infringement, eliminating an potential complication …
May 27, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Marc Schneider / Billboard:
Tidal confirms the departure of CEO Jeff Toig; source says he exited in March   —  A replacement for Toig, who was the company's third CEO since its launch, will be announced soon.  —  Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal has confirmed the departure of Jeff Toig, its third chief executive in two years.
May 26, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Dan Rys / Billboard:
Musical.ly, the app that lets users create 15-second music videos, partners with Apple Music, integrating Apple's music catalog and launching cross-promotions   —  Over the past year, few new apps have captured the attention of the music industry — and teenagers across the globe …
Apr 28, 2017, 8:45 PMIn context
Stephen Witt / Billboard:
Interview with Jeff Bezos and Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music, about the music industry, Echo and Alexa's place in it, more   —  Amazon founder Jeff Bezos would make almost any list of the world's most powerful people.  In retail, he's clearly on top, and in tech, he's close to it.
Feb 9, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Dan Rys / Billboard:
Source: Facebook is working on a system to find and remove videos with copyrighted music, is in preliminary licensing talks with major record labels   —  As Facebook continues to grapple with its role in proliferating “fake news” amidst the heated U.S. election this year …
Dec 30, 2016, 3:25 PMIn context
Shirley Halperin / Billboard:
Apple says Music now has 20M+ paying subscribers, up 15% from 17M in September   —  Eddy Cue and Zane Lowe on exclusives and why their service rules hip-hop.  —  Apple has released the latest numbers for the music subscription service Apple Music.  In the 18 months since the service was launched …
Dec 7, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Expanding the fight against child labor in mining  —  Microsoft commitment will enable nonprofit Pact to expand its critical work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
eero:
Which state has the fastest internet speed?  —  Here's a list of WiFi speeds across the country.  Where does your state rank?
Zoho:
Drag Your Productivity to 11 with Notebook for iPad Pro and More  —  iOS 11 here, so naturally we've updated Notebook.  To put it simply, we've gone all in on iOS 11 across devices, with the biggest changes coming to iPad Pro.
Vantiv:
Learn how to improve shopper conversion via Pay with Google  —  Join Vantiv and Google to learn about the emerging shifts in online shopping and the need for online merchants to offer an effortless checkout experience.
Worldpay:
Missed our Virtual Reality webinar ft. VentureBeat?  —  We ran it like a podcast and had a really informative discussion around VR payments.  Listen now, on-demand.