Mashable is reporting that MySpace will soon be selling music downloads from the 3 million unsigned bands that have set-up shop on the hugely popular social network – a move that further enhances the disruptive nature of MySpace on the music industry. Curiously, MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe is quoted as telling Reuters: â€œEveryone weâ€™ve spoken to definitely wants an alternative to iTunes and the iPod. MySpace could be that alternative.â€?
AIS Thailand, the largest mobile operator in Thailand, plans to expand its content discovery service, mLive! to reach 8 million subscribers by the end of the year, according to the firm. Powered by Celltick (headquartered in London), mLive! broadcasts streams of content teasers directly across the idle screen of user’s mobile phones, with subscribers offered “personalized content and promotions”. AIS says that during its first year of operation over 40%
UBC Media, owner of Classic Gold analogue and digital stations, is investing in technology to let listeners push a button on their radio and transfer songs to their computer. UBC, which also produces programmes for BBC radio, hopes to announce partners in the music and radio industries for the venture shortly.