LoveLive, a startup that helps artists and record labels manage their music licenses, has secured a £1.7 million (or about $2.7 million) round of funding, the company announced today.
Editor’s Pick One thing Myspace doesn’t have that it really, really should? A licensing deal to play music from a slew of major indie labels.
Over the last few months Slacker Radio has made some big moves to step outside the shadow of rival smart radio service Pandora — and it’s doing so with some help from Pandora itself, according to Slacker Radio CEO Jim Cady.
Editor’s Pick A week after launching its brand new, music-focused revamp, Myspace already has its first big problem: credibility.
Recently revamped social network Myspace is facing accusations that its using music from a handful of small independent labels without permission.
Yesterday, Pandora CEO Joseph Kennedy asked congressional leaders to pass new legislation — the Internet Radio Fairness Act — that lowers music licensing fees for Internet radio services.
Although Halloween isn’t for another week, Pandora shareholders are experiencing quite a scare after rumors of last month’s Apple-branded Internet radio service resurfaced yesterday.
Since the advent of broadband, the barriers to selling music on the Web have quickly evaporated. But the area of music licensing, an annoying splinter in the music industry’s foot, is still sluggish and inefficient.