Google Play Music has finally launched in India

After months of uncertainty Google Play have launched their music store in India ahead of the worlds leading streaming service Spotify. Google Play were rumoured to be launching their music store in India imminently, after…

SOCAN acquire Audiam to “fix” online music rights and royalties

Canadian organisation SOCAN have made another purchase that positions them in the prime spot to help artists fairly receive what they’re owed from music online. SOCAN’s latest purchase is royalty collecting society Audiam, founded by…

World of Online Music

This is a great infographic that outlines the world of online music.

Spotify Updates Platform With New Features

Spotify released a major update to their service today, integrating a massive set of social and functional features, including the ability to linkn your Facebook and Spotify accounts, and the option of using  to play…

NARM Issue White Paper For Development of Digital

With suspiciously good timing as the Digital Economy Bill is hurried along towards becoming law, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers has issued a white paper outlining their recommendations for the development and standardisation of…

Vinyl Up Close

You’ll need your 3-D specs to properly appreciate this amazing view of the surface of an LP, magnified x390 by an electron microscope, photographed by Chris Supranowitz at the University of Rochester, who has also…

The End Is Nigh – Chaos Reigns At Myspace

Poor old Myspace – everyone loves to hate them these days. Even before it was assimilated into Newscorp’s Dark Empire, it was beset with a hideous, clunky user interface, a messaging system only slightly less…

Digital Economy Bill Approved By Lords, Criticised By ISP’s

The much-debated Digital Economy Bill was yesterday ratified by the House Of Lords, to squeals of dissaproval from those worst hit by the bill’s contents. The “3 strikes” proposal at the centre of the bill…

A Private Orchard

TechCrunch reports an offer from Dimensional to buy all outstanding stock of our digital music distribution competitor The Orchard, whose operation currently has offices in 25 countries, and is losing $17.5 million dollars a year….

Guvera Announce US Launch Date

Ad-supported music and digital content service Guvera has set the date for going live in the States as 30th March. The service, named for the bloody-handed revolutionary icon Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara [wiki here, tl;dr we…