Apps & Mobile

Spotify Adds Group Playlists Using Facebook Messenger

Spotify is getting more social. Overnight the music streamer launched Group Playlists for Messenger, which enables group playlist creation using Facebook’s popular messaging app. ____________________________________ With Spotify’s new Group Playlists for Messenger, users can create Spotify playlists with their Facebook friends. They can create a Group Playlist, share it, and…

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Apple Music Now Has 27 Million Paid Subscribers

Apple Music now has 27 million paid subscribers, Apple announced during its WWDC 2017 conference Monday. As of December 2016, Apple had 20 million subscribers, making today’s stat a 35% increase in 6 months. Related articles Apple Music Targets The Mainstream Market Bye Bye Beats: Streamer Tells Users To Move…

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What Music Industry, Fans Can Expect Today From Apple’s WWDC 2017?

The 2017 edition of Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference [WWDC] begins today at 10AM PT/1PM ET. It’s a time when Apple makes big announcements and offers advance looks at major upgrades and new products. We’ll be live tweeting today via @hypebot with an emphasis on music related announcements. Here’s what…

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Everfest Festival Experiences Platform Raises $3.6M From Live Nation, ATX

Everfest, a global festival search engine and calendar, has raised $3.6 million in a funding round co-led by Live Nation Entertainment and ATX Seed Ventures. Benchmark Capital’s Bob Kagle also returned as an investor. C3 Presents (Lollapalooza, ACL) co-founder Charlie Walker and Chris Shonk of ATX will join the board….

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Death Of The MP3 Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Much has been said lately about the alleged demise of the MP3, although many of these stories have gotten the facts somewhat twisted, confusing the patent for the MP3 with the actual format itself. ________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 There’s been a flurry of articles lately…

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Facebook Is Getting Into TV: Here’s Why

Facebook’s CFO David Wehner announced the company would be boosting its production of longer-form video content, as the social media platforms looks ahead to where the future of social video, advertising, and user engagement is headed. _________________________ Guest post by Tim Mulligan of Midia Last week there was a lot…

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Apple’s iTunes Is Coming To Microsoft Windows Store

Microsoft today announced that Apple’s iTunes will be added to its Microsoft Windows Store by the end of this year. Why is this a big deal? Techcrunch explains: "Windows 10 S only runs Windows Store apps and unless an application like iTunes is available in the store, those users who…

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Smule Raises $54M At $604M Valuation, As More Musicians Use Platform To Connect With Fans

Social music startup Smule has raised $54 million in a strategic financing round led by Tencent. The funds will be used to expand the service, which has 54 million monthly active users creating over 20 million songs daily, into Asia. ____________________________________ Giant Chinese investor Tencent has led a $54 million…

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2 Simple Ways To Include Event Discovery Sites In Your Marketing

Although you already be marketing your events to regional audiences and social media followers, a vast number of urban event-goers often using event discovery sites in order to make their plans. Here we explore two important ways in which you can incorporate event discovery sites into your marketing. __________________ Guest…

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Musical.ly Syncs With Apple Music

[Updated] IT’S OFFICIAL: Musical.ly has partnered with Apple Music. In a rare outside partnership, Apple Music will be one of the services delivering songs to the popular short music video creation app. _______________________________ Starting today, Apple Music will begin delivering song snippets to popular music video app Musical.ly. As of…

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