NPR is now beefing its 'All Tech Considered' series, a '2.0 upgrade' that means broader dive-ins and expanded analysis. The same thing goes for the corresponding blog.
ThingLink and Thrillcall are further lubricating the concert awareness and buying experience. It basically works like this: ThingLink embeds lots of metadata into images; now concert commerce partner Thrillcall will be a part of the mix.
There's something else you should check out: Thefuture.fm (formerly Dubset). The company offers an automated process for compensating rights holders sampled in DJ mixes; a fully-functional iPhone app goes live Wednesday with about 5,000 DJs.
The newly-minted DEV (Digital Entertainment Ventures) has just lured Dick Wingate from TAG Strategic. Wingate will serve as Principal of DEV Advisors; DEV recently plunked some investment dollars in StageIt, though they've declined to disclose how much.
Coachella's got juice: the festival will continue a two-weekend format in 2013, according to details just announced by Goldenvoice. In fact, tickets go on sale this Thursday, when the festival will start offering a seven-month payment plan.
Sigur Rós is now preparing 'Valtari Hour,' a rolling, 'New Year's Eve-style' album release party for the upcoming album, Valtari. The album will be played in a rolling, hour-by-hour fashion at 7pm on May 17th across various time zones - and, various formats.
Alan Rickman will play Hilly Crystal in the upcoming CBGB's biopic.
Not a brick. The latest fan-funding extravaganza comes from Ben Folds Five, which just oversubscribed a Pledge Music campaign - by 207 percent (and counting).
And, Muve Music has just inked an agreement with Tunecore, according to details shared with Digital Music News this morning. The tie-up could beef the Muve catalog by roughly two million songs.