Facebook Account Now Required For Spotify Signup, And Users Aren’t Happy Music Marketers FAQ – What’s most important as a promotional tool: Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube? 5 Key Features Missing From Facebook Music Music, Media Firms See Hope In Facebook Comparing Streaming Video Services: Blockbuster, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Google Adds Multiple Sign-ins… Read more »
Wanna Be a YouTube Star Like Kina?
As our lovely Kina Grannis prepares to head to Europe for promotion of her upcoming European album release and a virtually sold out tour, I am reminded of how she is an artist who has taken full advantage of the medium of YouTube and used it to devastating effect. I am always intrigued to see how her… Read more »
Mobile + Music: A Dream Team?
I have an iPhone. On it I have Spotify, Facebook, Tweet Deck, Sound Cloud, Four Square, YouTube and a dozen other related apps. This was the space that mobile operators were supposed to control. But they completely missed the opportunity. I remember speaking at a MusicAlly event in 2008 in London with Ralph Simon and… Read more »
What You Need to Know About YouTube Streaming
Over the last few years, YouTube has gone from being a place for watching free user-generated videos of cats playing piano to a place to watch serious music videos to one of the biggest revenue-generating outlets for the music industry. The Orchard has been working feverishly over the last 2 years to build a new… Read more »
Viacom vs. YouTube
Viacom vs. You Tube is one of the more important litigations in the 1st decade of digital music as it seeks to provide an interpretation of Sec 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The question is essentially this: Is You Tube considered an “Internet Service Provider” as that term is defined in the DMCA, thus giving… Read more »