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  • eMusic Tries Out A New Recommendation Engine; Redesigns Homepage

    eMusic Tries Out A New Recommendation Engine; Redesigns Homepage

    Indie music download subscription service eMusic is getting an overhaul. Individual artist an dalbum pages already have more of an AJaxy feel and incorporate YouTube videos and Flickr photos. On Friday, its homepage switched over to a new design centered around a new recommendation engine powered by MediaUnbound. Now, when you sign in as a member, you are presented with a grid of "Music You'll… Read More

  • TuneCore Takes $7 Million To Help Artists With Digital Sales

    Despite our bumpy history with TuneCore, we're big fans of their business model: they help artists get digital distribution of their music on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, napster, eMusic and other online music sites without the trouble of going through a distributor. A recent deal with iLike expands their footprint further. Basically, TuneCore is the place to go if you are unsigned but want people… Read More

  • iLike Teams With TuneCore To Help Artists Sell Their Music

    iLike Teams With TuneCore To Help Artists Sell Their Music

    Popular music service iLike has teamed with TuneCore, a music distribution platform, to help artists promote and sell their music as easily as possible. TuneCore (whose CEO thankfully seems to have stopped handling the site's PR) actually has an intriguing business model. For a flat fee, TuneCore will help artists distribute their digital music to a collection of music stores that the company… Read More

  • iLike Music Platform Launches: Music Streaming Anywhere

    iLike Music Platform Launches: Music Streaming Anywhere

    Seattle based iLike just expanded their recent streaming music deal with Rhapsody to allow any website or web application to add streaming music to their sites. Integration is dead simple (I've done it below). A long list of partners launches with them, including Google, Evite, TypePad, SGN, Flixster, Watercooler, Connected Weddings, Slide and Mesmo TV. The big hook here is that it's dead simple… Read More

  • Facebook v. MySpace In The U.S. Market: The Music Factor

    Facebook v. MySpace In The U.S. Market: The Music Factor

    Facebook is now the largest social network in the world. But they continue to trail MySpace by a massive 36 million users in the U.S., and at current growth rates it will take them 18 years to overtake them. Most of Facebook’s growth is international, where they’ve executed on a brilliant strategy for quickly rolling out localized versions of sites by getting their users to do the… Read More

  • Liveblogging the Facebook Developer Conference

    Liveblogging the Facebook Developer Conference

    The TechCrunch team is on site at the Facebook Developer conference, and we’ll be live blogging the news. Mark Zuckerberg’s Keynote starts at 1:30 pm PST. Facebook’s press release is here. Live Coverage In a press briefing after the keynote, Zuckerberg stated “I wish I knew” when asked when the anticipated payments system would launch. He also hinted that Facebook is… Read More

  • It's Facebook Day! Say Hello To The Three Tier App System

    It's Facebook Day! Say Hello To The Three Tier App System

    Update: Our live notes from Mark Zuckerberg’s Keynote are here. Today is definitely Facebook day as they hold their second annual F8 developers conference in San Francisco. Last year they released their developer platform, which led competitors to hurriedly release their own competing offerings. What’s in store for tomorrow? We’ve made our predictions, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg… Read More

  • iLike Launches Full Song Playback and Ad Platform

    iLike Launches Full Song Playback and Ad Platform

    iLike, the music service with a massive following on Facebook and increasing popularity elsewhere, has introduced full-song playback on its flagship site, iLike.com. Through its partnership with music subscription service Rhapsody, the site will be offering over 5 million songs from all of the major labels and a variety of indie artists, too. In conjunction with the launch of full song playback… Read More

  • Record Labels Strategically Invest $2.8M in MOG

    Record Labels Strategically Invest $2.8M in MOG

    MOG has announced that it received a $2.8M strategic investment from Universal Music Group and The Angels’ Forum. We’ve also heard that Sony BMG was also part of the round, which means two major record labels have come together to invest in the same online music venture. Music afficianados can use MOG to blog about their favorite artists and tracks. It also provides software that… Read More

  • Forget the Movie, Go To A Concert

    Forget the Movie, Go To A Concert

    As music CD sales plummet and the long term price of recorded music trends towards free, live music will evolve from being a way to market new album releases to quite possibly the primary income stream for most artists – even the big ones. That’s why services like iLike, which determine your favorite music based on your iTunes listening habits and then tell you about upcoming concerts… Read More