When a mobile app gets more than a hundred thousand downloads in its first few weeks, that is usually a good thing. Instagram hit 100,000 in a week, and music-sharing app Soundtracking got there in two weeks. But another music-sharing app, Play by AOL, is right up there with 250,000 downloads in three weeks.
Play is very similar to Soundtracking. It lets you share snippets of songs, along with… → Read More
Late last week, we first wrote about SoundTracking, a new iPhone application from Schematic Labs that allows you to easily share not only the music you’re listening to, but the music you’re listening to in the context that you’re listening to it in. Yesterday at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, I got a chance to sit down with co-founder Steve Jang for his thoughts on the app and the… → Read More
As you know, we’re now owned by AOL. And while it’s a big company, you’d think we’d be able to find out some tidbits of information about secret projects they’re working on. Nope. Sometimes it seems as if they’re fine with anyone else finding out what they’re working on as long as it’s not us. Take the “mobile-first” group for example. We heard about their tablet reader thing when everyone else… → Read More
[France] Music site Mxp4 is pushing out a new feature called “Max it”, which creates dynamic remixes of tracks in real-time.
Founded in 2007 in Paris, France, MXP4 has done two rounds of funding with Sofinnova Partners and Ventech, reaching €7 million in backing. MXP4 develops interactive music solutions that are changing the music experience for consumers by allowing them to play with the… → Read More
[Denmark] Danish telco TDC’s Play service, which provides unlimited music downloads for its broadband and mobile customers, has extended its offering to include unlimited streaming, reports Music Ally.
This makes Play even more comparable to Spotify, which although yet to launch in Denmark, does operate in neighboring Sweden and Norway. There are other similarities too.
Spotify clearly sees… → Read More