May 9, 2013

Spotify Acquires Music Discovery Service Tunigo

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(from Billboard.biz, May 3, 2013) For an unannounced amount, Spotify has purchased the music recommendation service, Tunigo. Tunigo is a Swedish program that provides listeners with music news releases, assists them in finding music playlists, and informs them of other new releases. Since the introduction of apps on Spotify, Tunigo has been a Top 10 […]

April 25, 2013

Boston Manhunt Shuts Down City’s Live-Music Scene

Boston Deals With Aftermath Of Marathon Explosions

(from Billboard.biz, April 19, 2013) Since the Boston Marathon bombing, a manhunt has been held to search for one of the suspects. This search shut down Boston for much of Friday. Consequently, many venues and other music promoters have cancelled their scheduled events. A talent buyer for Bowery Presents Boston, Josh Bhatti, said that the […]

March 27, 2013

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MTV VMAs Headed to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

MTV VMA's in Brooklyn

(from Billboard.biz, March 25, 2013) Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is going to play host to the 30th anniversary of MTV’s Video Music Awards on August 25. This will mark the first large-scale awards show that will be televised from Brooklyn.  MTV hinted about the venue on its social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram. The VMA’s […]

March 7, 2013

Warner Music Inks Deal With Google for Music Subscription Services

Google is looking to team up with Warner Music Group to offer two new music services.

(from Billboard.biz, March 5, 2013) Google and Warner Music Group have teamed up to form a licensing deal for two new services Google is scheduled to release later this summer. Google is planning on offering two subscription services through its YouTube property and Google Play. Warner Music Group executives have refused to comment.  Google is […]

November 8, 2012

Facebook to Music App Developers: You Need Us

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(from Billboard.biz, November 6, 2012) On Tuesday, Facebook proclaimed its impressive record as a foundation for  music applications. “Facebook Timeline Apps and Music, A Year Later” discusses music applications that have been successful this past year. Lincoln Hochberg of Facebook talks about the apps Songza, BandPage, 8 Tracks, KKBOX, Saayn, and Soundtracking have been relatively successful […]

October 9, 2012

How The Whigs Use Hot Dogs To Roll Out Their New Album

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(from Billboard.biz, October 9, 2012) The Whigs new album cover has many people scratching their heads. The picture of a hot dog on a simple white backdrop, perfectly garnished, decorated with a zigzag of ketchup, and underneath is a dot of mustard. The hot dog and mustard forms an exclamation mark. The Whigs album “Enjoy the […]

September 10, 2012

Backbeat: Capitol Theatre Debuts With Sold-Out Bob Dylan Concert After Lavish Restoration

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(from Billboard.biz, September 5, 2012) The concert industry has been remodeling many of the older theaters in the northeast. For the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, its remodel was extremely ambitious. Since its opening in 1926, the Capitol Theatre went through a variety of different styles. Before it was put out of business […]