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Twitter has today launched its music app for the whole wide world to use. Twitter #Music can be accessed at music.twitter.com and there's a separate app for iPhone as well. It's based around discovering new music, of course, and seeing what music is popular on Twitter in real time. You can listen to music in Spotify or Rdio with the user interface, and buy music on iTunes as well. Play around with the new service and let us know your thoughts in the replies.
Today, we're releasing Twitter #music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter. It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and...
Thomas Nassiff on 04/18/13 - 07:31 AM
Kevin Devine started today, and then later today finished, a moderately lofty Kickstarter campaign to fund his next two full-length records. According to the description Devine offered up on his project page, he wanted to raise a sum of $50,000 to fund the recording and releasing of one solo and one full-band album. These funds would go toward costs like the recording, producing, manufacturing, publicizing and marketing of the records; furthermore, the funds would help Devine tour and promote the albums following their release.

When I write "moderately lofty," I mean it. Devine pegging the costs here at $50,000 is certainly not ridiculous. He's seen some success as a musician, at...
Thomas Nassiff on 01/14/13 - 09:59 PM
Head to the replies to check out the latest Music Biz column, about the CD's latest birthday, how we're going to pass on music to our kids, and how newer generations are going to appreciate music.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/04/12 - 02:29 PM
The Wall Street Journal reported recently that Apple is in talks to license music with the intention of creating an online music streaming platform that would be targeted to compete with Pandora. In fact, Pandora, which recently became a publicly traded company, has seen its shares fall a pretty significant amount over the past week as the rumor about Apple's involvement in the online radio market has spread.

Any rumor about Apple playing a new hand in the music industry has to be taken seriously, which explains the reflex reaction of Pandora's stock drop. Apple already has what amounts to the world's largest record store in the form of iTunes, which sells more music than any other...
Thomas Nassiff on 09/11/12 - 03:40 PM

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