A music service that doesn’t yet exist and a music service anchored to a fading social network (may) have both hit rough patches this week. Reports indicate that Google Music isn’t succeeding in talks with record companies, while MySpace Music’s…
MySpace, which has long enjoyed a reputation for being a good place for individuals to get familiar with different bands, may soon become even more useful to up-and-coming musicians. MySpace Music has partnered with Songtrust in an effort to introduce better music publishing management services.
"MySpace Music profiles remain the simplest, fastest way to check out a new band", argues Ray Padget on Mashable. That’s a matter of opinion, but there’s no denying that MySpace is still a powerful player in the music space. So the big question may really be, can MySpace Music survive the wider MySpace decline?
For most people, listening to music online is terribly convenient, and the occasional audio ad shouldn’t represent a deal breaker. MySpace may be making a smart move, then, as it’s begun testing 30-second ads with help from an Internet radio advertising company called TargetSpot.