• Partners With MXP4 To Make Music Ads Sticky

    Is it possible to make online ads “sticky” so that users engage with them longer? That’s the aim of a new partnership between CBS-owned and MXP4, the interactive music startup. Using MXP4’s technology, is to begin offering brands the option to create ads that users of the music streaming and discovery service can interact with, such as remixing a track… Read More

  • Convert Your iTunes, Spotify, And Other Playlists Into Twitter Lists

    If you’ve created music playlists using iTunes, Spotify,, YouTube, We Are Hunted, Winamp, Rhapsody, Soundcloud, or even if you’ve simply scribbled a list of your favorite tracks in a notepad file, you need to check out Playlistify soon. The basic, solid premise of the service is to let you enjoy your custom-made playlists anywhere you like. I was looking for an excuse to… Read More

  • 7digital's BlackBerry app gets some love

    [UK] 7digital has updated their BlackBerry app to include integration with Users of the MP3 download store and media player can now link their account to the app, enabling them to ‘scrobble’ tracks played on their mobile phone and send listening data to the website in real-time. As a result, the ‘Now Playing’ status on a user’s… Read More

  • Spotify about to get a little more – new recommendation engine

    One perceived weakness of Spotify is its music recommendation features. Let’s just say it’s no, appearing to make very little use of users’ listening data to help other users discover new music. That’s about to change, to some degree at least, as the European music streaming service rolls out an improved artist discovery feature. Read More

  • eMusic Reels In Another Major Label With Warner Music Deal

    Digital music company eMusic is rumored to be up for sale, according to various reports, but that hasn’t stopped it from signing licensing deals with big music. This morning, eMusic announced that it come to an agreement with Warner Music Group and that it will soon begin selling tracks from WMG’s roster of artists to its U.S. users. eMusic last year inked a similar deal with… Read More

  • Your Guide To Music On The Web – Part #1

    I’m a Web fanatic, I admit. But you probably already knew that… My work environment has been completely web based for years now. The same applies to my music. Like many people, I used to download music from Kazaa or eMule (Yeah, I know some of you still do). Most of the time now, I listen to music on the web and don’t have any need to download it. My laptop benefits the most… Read More

  • The Truth at Last(.fm)

    I’ve been in London for two weeks pretending to be part of the Traveling Geeks contingent of bloggers. But really I’ve been doing some deep investigative work on this whole scandal. II showed up at their offices and guess what I found? A pile of servers sitting in a corner waiting to be delivered to the RIAA. Sure, they said they were just old servers… likely story. I… Read More

  • free for Xbox Live Gold members

    Flexing their journalistic muscles, the crew at Joystiq have details surrounding’s arrival onto Xbox Live, which was announced at E3 this year. It shouldn’t come as a surprise by now, but Gold members will have 24-hour access to the service that’s ad supported for free. Read More

  • Founders Call It Quits founders Felix Miller, Richard Jones, and Martin Stiksel are leaving the music service they founded in 2002 and sold to CBS for $280 million in 2007. In a notice on the site’s blog, Miller writes about the company’s humble beginnings and its journey to CBS, as well as its continued growth since the acquisition: After two years running within CBS we feel the time… Read More

  • Brags About Uptime, Overheats, Goes Offline

    Music service, which was bragging about server uptime a week and a half ago, shuts its doors for the afternoon, claiming “datacenter temperature issues beyond our control” required them to go offline. The outage began around 12:30 pm PST, so we’re at two hours and counting. Updates are on their Twitter account. Read More

  • Deny This,

    A couple of months ago Erick Schonfeld wrote a post titled “Did Just Hand Over User Listening Data To the RIAA?” based on a source that has proved to be very reliable in the past. All hell broke loose shortly thereafter. Before posting Erick reached out to the RIAA, and parent company CBS for comments. The only response was from CBS – “To our knowledge… Read More

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