Randy Thornton has just been elected Chairman of the Production Music Association, a group focused on protecting the interests of publishers and composers in TV & film. Thornton was previously CEO of Warner/Chappell, and he also founded Non-Stop Music in 1981 (acquired by Warner in 2007). Thornton had also served as a board member of the PMA for several years.
It's working: Cricket Wireless is now expanding its Muve Music layer towards all of its Android rate plans. Pricing starts at $50, and the action begins September 2nd.
The Virgin Music FreeFest quickly sold out in a matter of hours. But this isn't any ordinary gig: the event is an initiative to end homelessness, and attendees received tickets by volunteering at homeless shelters. Featured artists include Jack White, Skrillex, M83, and ZZ Top, among others.
While most of our readers are likely familiar with cloud terminology, a new survey conducted by Wakefield Research shows that a substantial number of people think that the cloud simply refers to the weather. One in five Americans have admittedly pretended to know what it means in conversation, while 54 percent say they’ve never used it (true or not, usually not).
And, RealNetworks has just chopped 160 employees, 80 immediately. The move was undertaken by returning CEO Rob Glaser.
Casey Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I am surprised RealNetworks had tha many people to get rid of. I have not figured out what exactly it is this company does these days, ever since they spun off Rhapsody on its own.