Music startups test their mettle in Europe

Brightcove VP Rags Gupta explains why music start-ups should test the waters across the pond before coming to the U.S.: “According to conventional wisdom, consumer start-ups should move to San Francisco for access to capital, talent, and ideas. But if you’re launching an online music company, consider London or Berlin.”

Can 7digital Save HMV?

Not to pile the pressure on CEO Ben Drury – but HMV’s worsening fortunes appear to suggest the increasing strategic importance of 7digital,…

iTunes Competitor Awaiting App Store Approval

Steve Jobs said yesterday that Apple’s model with iOS isn’t closed; it’s “integrated.” Well, the integrated model faces a major test close on the heels of having been officially named: Will it, or can it, approve an iTunes competitor for sale in the App Store?