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Archive for May, 2007

  • Industry Talks About Music Xray

    By Mike on May 30, 2007
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    A couple of months ago I was interviewed by Peter Day of the BBC about Music Xray. It aired the other day and this is the show. You can stream it by clicking here. Others interviewed for the segment were Ayappa Biddanda of Vanguard Records, the band Alternate Routes and Mike Smith, President of Columbia Records in London. In the […]
  • Last.fm Acquired for $280 million

    By Mike on May 30, 2007
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    Last FM was just sold for $280million to CBS. This is evidence that those of us in the music recommendation field for the past 5 or 6 years have been on the right track. It also means… … The race is on!! There is room for several more winners in this space. Not every company in it will survive however. […]
  • Alternate Routes – Time Is A Runaway

    By Mike on May 27, 2007
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    A few days ago Vanguard Records sent out an ad to all radio stations in the Radio & Records Hot AC and Triple A formats to promote a new single by their band, Alternate Routes. Notice the Platinum Blue logo below. More and more labels understand that our Music Xray™ service reduces risk when taking a song to market. 1. […]
  • NPR Talk of the Nation: Science Friday

    By Mike on May 26, 2007
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    Yesterday I was a guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation here in New York City on Ira Flatow‘s Science Friday segment. I spoke about some of the work we and our technology partners have been doing regarding the relationship between math and music and how we use math to help predict hit songs, make personalized music recommendations etc. To […]
  • Acquamedia and Platinum Blue Announce Strategic Partnership and Investment Agreement

    By Mike on May 22, 2007
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    May 22, New York / Barcelona Acquamedia Technologies, S.L. has chosen Platinum Blue to provide music search, recommendation and discovery technology to enhance Acquamedia’s flagship AllTheLatest (TodoLoÚltimo) mobile shops. The recommendation technology will be available in over 10 countries where Acquamedia has portals, with plans to integrate in all new markets where AllTheLatest shops are opening in 2007 and beyond. […]
  • Ben Novak – Love Breakdown

    By Mike on May 10, 2007
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    This is Ben Novak. When I was at Polyphonic, HSS scored a song of his called Turn Your Car Around with very high marks. I loved the song and sent it to a few people. Not long after that it was a top 5 hit in seven or eight countries for SonyBMG artist Lee Ryan. This is a new song […]