RouteNote Direct: Create Your Own Customizable Music Store and Sell Direct to Fans

I would like to introduce RouteNote Direct! RouteNote Direct is a direct to fan service for RouteNote Artists. Artists are able to sell their music direct to their fans on their own unqiue store, which…

Amazon Acquire Digital Music Store Amie Street, but Good Bye Business Model

[amiestreet] Amie Street has been acquired and merged into Amazon. Amie Street allowed customers to purchase digital downloads at a price that was dependent upon the popularity of the track. Over time a lot of artists tried out the service, songs were downloaded over 10 million times.

People’s Music Store Stops Allowing Fans to Create Their Own Music Stores

MusicAlly has reported that the People’s Music Store is heading for closure. The People’s Music Store is a UK startup that lets music fans set up and run their own digital music store. They signed with Universal Music, but that wasnt even enough to save the business.

Hands Out Of Pocket – Warner Prepares Bid For EMI Publishing

Guy Hands and his team at the high flying venture capital firm Terra Firma have been chewing sour grapes ever since their purchase of recording giant EMI for £2.4 billion. They have been in court…

HP Launches Proprietory Music Service

Hewlett Packard, one of the biggest desktop manufacturers, has announced its plans to operate a music download and streaming supscription service called MusicStation, operated in conjunction with a company called Omnifone and installed by default…

Warner Goes Shy on Music Startups

Warner Music Group has had mixed experiences with investing in music startups; losing out heavily on their purchase of Imeem and Lala, and their bad experiences look like preventing them from investing in any other…

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…

Emusic Signs Warner Music Deal

Emusic has just announced that they’ve licensed not only Warner Music’s catalogue, but that of every one of their associated sub-labels. From their blog: So — quite a few new arrivals today, eh US members?…

UK Digital Bill Will Raise ISP Subs by £25 Per Year

A lot of poorly substantiated figures are being thrown around regarding what online music piracy costs the industry. Illegal digital downloads of copyrighted material like music, movies and games has been one of the hottest…

Myspace slow off the blocks integrating new tech from Imeem.

Myspace’s efforts to update their site’s music functionality by integrating technology purchased with their buyout of Imeem are plodding slowly ahead. There’s been no evidence of an update on site, but this email went out…