Hot on the heels of news of Spotify’s submission of an iPhone application which enables music playback using its service comes news of yet another streaming music service with an iPhone plan.
Grooveshark also plans to introduce a streaming music application to the iPhone. That service is comparatively small, receiving 1.3 million visitors a month. It’s interesting because it lets users upload whatever they want, and removes content only when it receives a takedown notice.
With the onus on labels to tell Grooveshark when to remove tracks, it’s not a great surprise the company so far lacks any licensing deals with the majors, and has at least one copyright infringement lawsuit on its books.
“We7 is delighted to kickstart our new partnership with Domino Records by previewing one of the most acclaimed albums of the year, the very unique and special Wild Beasts “Two Dancers” album one week ahead of its release. We7’s active commitment to indie music is well-known, and we really excited to be working with one of the UK’s most innovative and dynamic indie labels,” said Clive Gardiner, SVP Digital Music, We7.
Microsoft will launch its MSN Video Player video-on-demand service in the UK next week, offering 300 hours of free shows to viewers – and leaving viewers using current versions of Mac OS X in the cold.
Initial shows available through the beta service next week will include League of Gentlemen, Peep Show, Shameless and The Young Ones.
The project’s led by Ashley Highfield, now VP consumer and online at Microsoft UK and former BBC director of future media and technology.
The BBC has announced that for the first time ever its key shows will be available for purchase and download from the iTunes Store in Canada, the first time full-length episodes of BBC programs are available from a digital outlet in Canada.
Product Manager Kim Kysar said, “We figured this was the next logical step in our ongoing fascination with the iPhone…I think it’s safe to say we’re the most ‘iPhone-centric’ porn company around.”
Director Matt Morningwood, who shot the new scene for Pink Visual, said “If anything, it was too easy to shoot with the iPhone – I’m used to HD cameras, boom mics, and all sorts of other peripherals being part of the deal. The only thing that was difficult was holding the phone steady..”
French-born Cagni is up against HMV chief executive, Simon Fox, for the role. Six candidates are understood to have met with the ITV board last week as part of the final interviewing process to seek out a replacement for current executive, Michael Grade.
ITV is understood to be hoping that an announcement could be made as early as 6 August, when it presents its interim results, but the process could run into September, reports claim.