Pono Music is the Worst Audio Player I Have Ever Seen – Steve Jobs Would Laugh at its Design and Technology!

Yesterday the world was introduced to Pono Music. Pono Music was launched by Neil Young and its easy to see that this device was created by old school music big wigs with very little knowledge…

Growth of Music Streaming Royalties for RouteNote Artists – 2014: Streaming will be the Major Royalty Stream!

There has been a lot of talk especially at Midem about how Streaming Music services aren’t dominating royalty reports of major companies. I thought I would share some very basic graphs from RouteNote with you….

NME Wants The World to Read Their Music News on iPhone or iPod Touch

Leading UK music magazine the NME has launched their official iPhone app. The application is priced at £1.19 and allows users to personalise their music news experiences. I really wonder how many people will choose to buy this application, when there are so many free options available.

MOG Diversifying Their Music News Aggregator

MOG initially started their service as a music news aggregator, but over the last 6 months or more they have been focused on building out their music streaming service. Thus, they are now trying to diversify and give their music news service its own identity and have now launched MOGMusicNetwork.com.

EMI’s Cash Fix – Pawn The Back Catalogue

The story of’s EMI’s purchase, and the company’s subsequent struggles to maintain its debt is one that we’ve featured a fair bit, and now the speculation about their move to raise cash by licensing out…

Heather Mills False Leg Searched At Customs

In what’s got to be the most impressive piece of jobsworthery this year, airport securtiy at Heathrow forced pop-divorcee and charity campaigner Heather Mills was forced to allow a guard to hold up her false…

Radiohead’s New Album Recorded?

Rumours (originating at the blog ‘Postmark Here’) are spreading over the web about a wrap party that went down [to use the vernacular] in Hollywood last week: Bryan helped transform a house in the Hollywood…

Bid To Buy The Orchard Raised To $2 By eMusic Owners

The Orchard’s majority stock owners, Dimensional Associates, are considering a bid from music streaming service eMusic’s owners, JDS Capital. JDS have been angling for a majority in The Orchard for a while, and this is…

Live Nation’s SEC Filing On TKTM Merger

Live Nation’s shareholder’s have voted to approve the merger between their company and Ticketmaster. You can read the SEC filing here – the news was at first positively recieved, but now indications are that the…

Industry Contact Twitter Lists

In an adjunct to my vociferous defence of Twitter and it’s web 2.0 cousins in that John Taylor post, I thought readers might be interested in a Twitter contact list that Bruce Houghton of Hypebot…