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This Ain’t A Scene…It’s Just Me Having Myspace Nostalgia

Do you ever remember a song from 15 years ago, then all of a sudden it’s 12AM and you’re knee deep in music from your adolescence?  What started with singing a random Cartel song in the shower led to a repressed memory about how I used to set my iPod Photo alarm to play Chroma in full (if you remember this feature on iPods then you’re a real one). My brain simply couldn’t leave it at that, it just had to go and spiral down a deep deep hole from the Myspace Era.  First, I revisited the entire Cartel catalog.… Read more »


Punk Goes Acoustic Goes Old School Myspace

Gather around the glow from our collective smartphones young whipper-snappers and I’ll tell a tale of the olden days. It was the year 2002 and iPhones hadn’t been invented yet. A T-mobile “sidekick” would set you back about $250 bucks, it had a full QWERTY keyboard hidden under a full screen that would twist open with the flick of a finger. “Social Networking” sites were the thing of the future. A new and improved way of keeping in contact with people you know near and far. Friendster somehow was collectively thought of as uncool, as the most amazing new way… Read more »


MySpace/Imeem deal leaves artists unpaid

Independent artists who sold their music through imeem’s Snocap music storefronts on MySpace and other sites won’t be paid what’s owed even after MySpace Music’s acquisition of some — but not all — of Imeem, Wired.com has learned.


MySpace completes acquisition of Imeem

MySpace has acquire Imeem, the social music service, as it seeks to boost its music offerings. The deal, thought to be worth less than $1 million, will give MySpace access to Imeem’s 16 million users, as well as its suite of mobile applications and services.


MySpace, Toyota USA announce Rock the Space competition

MySpace, the popular social networking site, in partnership with MySpace Records and Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced last week the official launch of Rock The Space, an exclusive competition that encourages unsigned bands or solo artists to submit an original song for the opportunity to score a recording contract with MySpace Records, the company’s full-service independent label. Through July 1st, 2009, aspiring artists across the country can enter the contest by visiting Toyota’s MySpace Music profile. Kim McCullough, corporate manager for marketing communications at TMS, said the idea for the competition grew out of the longstanding link between… Read more »


5 More Indies Take MySpace Music Deal

Indie heavyweights Nettwerk, INgrooves, IRIS Distribution, RoyaltyShare and Wind-up have all signed deals to have their music featured and sold on MySpace Music. Indie aggregators The Orchard and IODA signed on several months ago. Today’s announcement leaves Merlin and its supporters including Koch and Beggars as the last large indie holdouts. When MySpace Music launched late last year, the indie community cried foul because they had not been offered the same equity position that the social networker gave the four major label groups. “Without an equitable participation by independents, that creates a situation that is both unhealthy and dangerous,” Merlin… Read more »


MySpace Pulls Project Playlist After Label Threats

MySpace pulled all Project Playlist widgets from its site yesterday. The move apparently came after MySpace received notices from several “major music companies” demanding that the popular playlist sharing widget be removed.”MySpace has received notices of infringement about Project Playlist at different times from several of the major music companies currently suing Project Playlist,”   MySpace said in statement.   That’s PR-speak for some or all of the major labels, as well as, a big publisher or two. (There’s more of the statement after the jump below.) Owen Van Natta, Facebook‘s former chief revenue officer, recently became CEO of ProjectPlaylist… Read more »

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