Spotify's July launch in the US quickly heated up the market for music on demand. Existing players Rdio and MOG both announced free service tiers last week, where previously they only offered free trials. And this week, they're all going to the ball with Facebook. MOG, in particular, is on fire. They introduced a slick [...]
One day in the not-too-distant future, we hope to give everybody instant access to all the music in the world. ~ Spotify What do YOU think? Take the quick 3-question survey here. If you live in Europe or read MMT, you have probably been using or hearing about Spotify for a few years. Spotify [...]
Billboard reported that US Album sales dropped 12.8% to 326.2 million units for the 52 weeks ending January 2nd. That compares to 373.9 million units sold in 2009. Digging into the numbers: CD Sales > Down nearly 20% for the fourth year in a row Digital Tracks > 1% increase to 1.17 billion units Digital [...]
Individual videos for many of the songs from Arcade Fire's concert at Madison Square Garden last week are now available on their Vevo Channel. The live show garnered excellent reviews, as did Terry Gilliam's webcast production. From MMT HQ, the sound and video quality were both superb, unfortunately, they were not always in [...]
Arcade Fire kicks off a new "Unstaged" concert series from YouTube, American Express, and Vevo. The concert starts at 10:00 PM (ET) and will be directed by Terry Gilliam. You can view the concert here. From the Official YouTube Blog: You can also be part of the show via the "Share Your Suburb" photo project. [...]
Arcade Fire's next album The Suburbs will be released on the 2nd of August in the UK, and the 3rd in US and Canada. Brothers Will and Win Butler introduced two of the songs on NPR this morning: "Month of May" and the title track "The Suburbs." The album is available for pre-order from the Arcade Fire site in several flavors including digital, vinyl, and CD. All versions include premium digital tracks in 320 kbps MP3, FLAC or Apple Lossless. And pre-orders get an instant download of "Month of May" and "The Suburbs."