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MySpace’s One Million Users: Is More Really Better?

Image from: MySpace The Internet has been a buzz recently with news that MySpace has acquired 1 million users as of December of 2011. Given that they’ve been on the down-swing for past two plus years, one would think this would be an indication that things are turning around. With a new music player in the market, one that includes a Facebook integration, MySpace is clearly moving away from being

Scion Music Measures

Scion has always been somewhat of an experimental brand, from marketing tactics to product design.  Music continues to play a lead role in Scion’s strategy: In July, Pandora and Scion announced that Pandora’s service would be offered in the Scion xB and tC.   And Scion recently announced it was going to effectively become an indie music label, with the Scion AV project (see scionav.com). However, Jack Hollis, Scion senior vice

Pandora’s Box of Marketing – Mobile, SEO, & Facebook Music

Picture this (it shouldn’t be hard): you’ve got a deadline coming up, for work or school, and you need to crank out a few hours of serious TCB (takin’ care of business) at your keyboard. To ease the pain, you blast some tunes. And why not? You have all the tools you need – an internet connection and some speakers. There are currently a few online music streaming services offering

Looking Outside Your Industry for Interesting Traffic Insights

And on the seventh day, Pandora rested. When looking for something interesting to blog about I typically take an industry that’s on my mind and explore a variety of ways of looking at sites within that category through the analytics tools over at Compete.com. Today it was streaming music sites.  While I was comparing the category to see if anything interesting popped up, I noticed something interesting: Pandora.com saw significant

The New Music Landscape

It’s no secret that the music industry has undergone massive changes over the last ten to fifteen years. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, total US music sales have dropped an average of 8% each year since 1999, from $14.6 billion to just over $6 billion. Having heard this, you probably wouldn’t expect that in the first half of 2011, US sales are up by 1%. Okay, so

Kantar Media’s Compete Releases Ranking of Top 50 Websites for May 2011

IPO Fever and Big News Stories Fuel Healthy Gains in Site Traffic BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) – Kantar Media’s Compete today released its ranking of the top 50 websites for May 2011. Significant changes during the month included traffic increases to LinkedIn.com, Groupon.com and Skype.com amid speculation about IPOs and acquisitions. Also of note, explosive growth in traffic to online news sites, presumably driven by the bin Laden capture, the Schwarzenegger flap, Oprah’s

Facebook’s privacy changes have everyone in line for a slice of the semantic web pie

With so much buzz around Facebook’s recent privacy changes, I decided it was time to take a peek at some of our analytics to see how the sites Pandora and Yelp may have benefited in the month of April. We should keep in mind that the f8 Live conference didn’t announce the Open Graph API capabilities or privacy changes until April 21st. Therefore the metrics we have for the month

Apple, Lala, and the Growth of Streaming Content

A couple months ago, my mp3 player developed an unhealthy obsession with Journey’s "Don’t Stop Believing". It would turn on, regardless of the time of day or night, and play "Don’t Stop Believing" on repeat until I was able to hit it a few times and stifle its cry for attention. With the promise of a $150 price tag for repair from tech support, I decided to rough it and