Beggars Group Sign Up To The Amie Street Music Model

Over at Crenk, they have posted an article about Amie Street and how they have just signed the Beggars Group to their catalog. The Beggars Group consists of labels such as XL, Rough Trade, 4AD,…

Limewire Signs Redeye Distribution To Their New Online Store

Limewire has just announced that they have signed Redeye Distribution to their new online store. Redeye have joined Ingrooves, Nettwerk Productions, IRIS and RouteNote in the new online store from Limewire. The deal adds 20,000…

Vivendi Has Just Launched Zaoza in France

Vivendi (Universal) has launched their own mobile music portal, Zaoza. It has been reported that the music portal also embraces social networking and file-sharing. The current price tag per month is at €3 ($4.40), which…

So Much Music News, So Little Weblogs

I have always struggled to find really good music news sites. Be it either related to digital music or not. Why is this? Why are there so many music magazines out there and millions of…

Myspace Trying To Sell Music Again

We have learnt that News Corp is trying to put together a joint venture for Myspace. This joint venture will be similar to their current video joint venture with NBC Universal. In other words the…

Where Do Musicians Hang Out?

Currently for RouteNote we are in the stage of purchasing advertising for the site, both online and offline. This brings us to the point of asking the question “where do you musicians hangout online?” Im…

Imeem Has Acquired Snocap

It has been reported over at Techcrunch that Imeem has purchased Snocap. Both Imeem and Snocap are partners of ours and for all of our artists nothing will change because of this acquisition. It has…

Of Princes, Pirates and Peer-to-Peer

While Prince is famous for his eccentricities as much as for his music (I never knew how to pronounce that ♂ thing) his latest foray into the news has been more than usually self damaging….

Fallout Again?

Excuse the pun, but the fallout from Radiohead’s decision to release their latest album on a pay-what-you-want download basis from their website has been widespread. As an exercise in self-promotion, it’s hard to imagine a…

Digital Music Consumption Patterns

There has been a lot of melodramatic news coverage recently about the decline of the music industry. But as previously mentioned in this blog, those areas like CD sales in which we have seen declining…