It used to be that if you wanted distribute and promote your music, you needed a label or manage to get your music in the hands of those that would be interested. Now, that's completely old hat and these days, bands are able to handle production, distribution and promotion in a way that is both genuinely engaging and highly effective. OneRPM is a powerful tool in the way of digital distribution. Create an account, upload your content, manage it, and distribute it to ever major and minor digital outlet around--now including Facebook.
Spotify’s music streaming service provides ‘music for everyone’ in a way that has spawned dozens of related applications through Spotify API integration. In this tutorial, Jon Kaufman shows followers how to authenticate to Spotify’s web API from a React and React-Router app.
In what might be a first in the world of open APIs and mashups, a developer has been sued by a major corporation for developing an application using a third party web service API. As TechCrunch's Jason Kincaid reports, Ryan Sit, the talented developer behind a number of popular mashups is being sued by EMI for his application Favtape because it uses the Seeqpod API. Of course it's not unusual for a record label to aggressively use the courts to defend copyright, but this appears to take the battle to a new ground. As Jason describes: