MySpace and Google will this afternoon announce a partnership to provide music content for the company’s new music search initiative.
“Through this partnership we’re making it easier for fans around the world to discover music content by providing Google with full audio tracks, direct links to music videos and upcoming tour information. It’s our goal to make the great content on our platform available to anyone – wherever it is they want to find it,” MySpace explained.
“Probably the most exciting aspect of this deal is that we now have the opportunity to better serve our artist partners by making sure all of the content they’ve created is available to everyone on MySpace as well as to those fans searching for it on Google.”
Press Release from MySpace, thought some might be interested in the full thing, rather than a translation.
“FYI – Today MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta announced a wave of new MySpace Music products in a keynote discussion at the Web 2.0 Summit. The conversation included details about MySpace’s overall business strategy and future. The full press release is embedded below for your reference.
These new services rolling tonight include:
· A new MySpace Music Videos product
· MySpace Music Artist Dashboard
· A new Apple/ iTunes integration
· The first iLike product integrations into MySpace with Music Videos and Artist Dashboard Continue reading →
This news is going to concern Apple’s iTunes team – iLike is the music network that’s most used by Facebook users, and with millions using that service, News International could leverage its new property under the MySpace Music umberella to make a pretty big attempt to unseat Apple’s music service from its current position of market dominance.
MySpace is slashing staff by 30 per cent, saying the company plans a “return to a start-up culture” to hatch its future plans.
In a move confirmed this afternoon (June 16), and as part of a plan to restructure itself into a more “innovative, efficient, and entrepreneurial business”, MySpace announced today that it will reduce its staff by nearly 30 per cent. This restructuring plan crosses all US divisions of the company and lowers the total number of domestic staff at MySpace to 1,000 employees.
MySpace Music today announced three secret Lily Allen performances on three continents.
The singer will stage intimate concerts for her MySpace fans in New York, Tokyo and London at no charge.
The events mark the first time a single artist will take part in multiple MySpace Secret Shows on a global basis, and follow the world exclusive premiere of ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’, Lily Allen’s second album on MySpace.
News out of Midem, where the Indie Mobile arm of the [PIAS] Entertainment Group, have reached a deal with US mobile content and widget specialist Dijit to be their exclusive European distribution partner.
Dijit’s widget allows labels and artists to sell direct to fans through their MySpace and Facebook sites without the need to set up cumbersome web shops. Continue reading →