Looks like someone else has forgiven Chris Brown, with everyone else asking, 'why exactly?' According to a tip from Hot 97's Miss Info, Brown will guest on an upcoming remix of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake."
That's not the only controversial pairing. A small group gathered outside the SAG offices in Los Angeles on Thursday to protest the merger with AFTRA, according to the Wrap. Key concerns surround the prospect of watered-down benefits and a disproportionate level of influence from AFTRA members.
Muve Music parent Leap Wireless narrowed Q4 losses to $84.4 million on revenues of $767 million, thanks partly to increased subscribers and bumped ARPU (with Muve playing a role in that). Last year, the company - which umbrellas Cricket - posted a loss of nearly $250 million. Sound like Muve demand remains healthy - if this is any sign, Digital Music News has been unable to start an account due to device shortages.
Adele was one of the biggest sensations at the Grammys, she's one the most popular artists alive! But why no content on Spotify? According to a new report from Fast Company, Adele's camp was ready-and-willing to license Spotify, but only if her songs were exclusively available to premium subscribers. Spotify declined that segmentation, according to the report.
And the latest rumor surrounding the Music Box on Sunset? According to LA Weekly, Goldenvoice is about to ink a 12-month lease and take over liquor licensing; let's see.
Recorded music sales slipped 3.4 percent last year in the UK, according to stats published by the BPI. Trade revenues slipped to £795.4 million (about $1.26 billion), despite a near-25 percent gain in digital sales.
Sick of repurposed iPhone apps? Yeah boo-hoo, but NPR Music has just released an iPad-tailored app, with an exclusive in-app performance from the Shins to sweeten the deal. The rowdy 'app concert' happens March 7th, more here. We're downloading it now, let us know what you think!
ShareSquare is now broadening beyond QR codes and into artist app development. It sounds pretty cool: the HTML5 mobile website creator draws content from your existing site to start things off, then the band finishes the job.
The drama continues to surround ReDigi, which is now accusing litigant Capitol Records of sabatoge. The accusation, according to Wired, is that Capitol pulled strings to get Rdio to pull album art and soundclips from ReDigi's service. We've seen this sort of out-of-court squeeze-play before, particularly with Grooveshark.
ha ha ha Friday, February 17, 2012
Poor ReDigi can't have artwork anymore for their bait site?
Thank you, Capitol Records legal team. Someone please buy these guys a drink.
Visitor Friday, February 17, 2012
you, sir, are a tool.
Clearly you are an intern Friday, February 17, 2012
at Capitol Records. This big business power play is infuriating and you're lame for praising it. But, then again, that's clearly what Capitol Records is (not) paying you to do.
George Friday, February 17, 2012
I'd like to see the details of Friday, February 17, 2012
or whatever twist Rdio is putting on it to disguise the fact their taking it up the a** by Capitol Records.
lmnop Friday, February 17, 2012
statement from Rdio
right.... Friday, February 17, 2012
And what are the details of that violation? It is WAY too coincidental that Capitol got denied their attempt to shut down ReDigi in court last week, then a few days later Rdio turned off their service to ReDigi. This whole thing was a power play by Capitol Records, it's so transparent that it hurts.
Rdio is weak Friday, February 17, 2012
for folding to pressure by Capitol Records. The big labels are on the clock and pretty soon Rdio is going to need the business from the ReDigi's of the world. Better not make enemies, Rdio.
Kevin Sunday, February 19, 2012
You are not even trying to hide how desperate you are for excuses.