November 21, 2013

Target Sets the Pace for Music Retail

Walmart vs. Target

(from Billboard Magazine, November 23, 2013)  There is no doubt that Walmart has been a leader in music sales among discount store merchants. However, Target is climbing the ladder to number one, and much of this is due to store placement of records. This is more important even than the fact that the Target circular […]

October 9, 2013

Festival Recognition

Shazam and Gracenote are working to improve live content recognition.

(from Billboard Magazine, October 12, 2013) Anyone who has ever been to a music festival knows that hearing new bands play can be just as enjoyable as seeing the groups you already knew performing. This thrill has been a big contributor to the popularity of music festivals, but, unfortunately, it can be hard to enjoy […]

September 26, 2013

And One More Thing…

Apple launches iTunes Radio.

(from Billboard, September 28, 2013) It has been a big week for Apple with the newest operating system, iOS7, coming out alongside two new iPhone models. On top of that and after what seemed like ages, iTunes Radio also came to life on September 18. The anticipation of this new type of Internet radio had […]