In today’s much-anticipated announcement, CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves revealed plans to make the company’s music acquisition, Last.fm, completely free for streaming music. CBS has done deals with all the major labels to make songs — and entire albums — available to stream for free. And you won’t even have to register. Alongside the stream will be a “tiny” targeted video/rich media ad with its audio defaulted off. You can listen to the same song three times before you’re asked to purchase it through affiliates iTunes, Amazon, or 7Digital. As part of the deal, the artist gets paid for each stream with a revenue share of the advertising. I think they’ll build quite a large audience very quickly, especially if/when they promote this new free service on CBS. As you know, there’s something very powerful about “free.”
PR/Media Firm is looking for a TV/Media Booker. next job Hulu is looking for a Ad Trafficker. next job Fox News Channel is looking for a Special Events Producer. next job Fox News Channel is looking for a Booker, Lou Dobbs Tonight. next job NBC Universal is looking for a Sr. Preditor, Oxygen. see all
The TVNewser Show, coming to NYC on April 29, will explore the relationship between social platforms and TV viewing through informative panels and discussions with industry experts like Katy Finneran, Social Media at Bloomberg TV. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals at the event's exclusive media job fair. Register before March 13 to save $200 with early bird pricing!