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iLike Challenge App Now Available On App Store August 17, 2009

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iLike announced the availability of the iLike Challenge App on the App Store. The iLike Challenge App for iPhone and iPod touch tests how quickly music fans can listen to, and correctly identify, songs from a host of Sony Music superstars including Britney Spears, Sean Kingston and Kenny Chesney.

“We are delighted to be working with iLike to help its enthusiastic community enjoy Sony Music’s artists in an innovative new way on iPhone and iPod touch,” commented Michael Paull, Executive Vice President, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment.

The iLike Challenge App makes music discovery on the iPhone and the iPod touch a lot of fun,” said Ali Partovi, CEO of iLike. “This app is addictive. We challenge anyone with an iPhone or iPod touch to test their knowledge of their favorite artists.”

GigLocator Launches in Open Beta Today August 12, 2009

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GigLocator, a live music aggregator, launches today in open beta. Offering a large collection of gig listings worldwide, sourced from major ticket providers and a number of independents too, the site will also keep you informed about your favorite artists’ upcoming tour date as you enter multiple Last.fm, Pandora or iLike usernames.

Learning about your preferences from the gigs you attend and the stuff you’re listening to GigLocator’s recommendation engine can provide more accurate and targeted recommendations.

As you are advised of upcoming gigs, you can share the dates with friends by way of your social network of choice; or GigLocator can connect you to people near you with similar musical tastes, others nearby who might be interested in going along too. How cool is that! No more being embarrassed by your musical preferences as you trudge off to attend concerts by yourself.

From the way things sound, this is another free resource made available to the music aficionado in each of us. GigLocator will make its money from ticket vendors on sales.

With record sales in freefall, but many artists still making money from live tours, GigLocator is in a good position to make a healthy profit from the one section of the music industry still making money.

What I have not heard yet is whether this format will make it possible for musicians to post their gigs, or being located in the UK, this site’s focus will be groups touring the United Kingdom.

ILike Unveils “Local Concerts” IPhone App And Releases Apps By More Than 250 Artists August 5, 2009

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More than 250 artists use iLike platform to launch their own iPhone apps —

August 4, 2009 – Seattle, WA – iLike, the leading social music discovery service, today unveiled its new “Local Concerts” app, which provides personalized concert listings and notifications based on scanning the music on any iPod Touch or iPhone. iLike also announced unprecedented adoption of its recently launched iPhone app solution for artists. For a list of the top iLike artist apps, visit: http://www.iLike.com/mobile.

iLike’s Local Concerts app, already the top-ranking free concerts app in the iTunes App Store, lists upcoming shows in a user’s area and provides links to buy tickets. In the two months since iLike announced its iPhone Apps for Artists program, more than 250 artists from all genres of music have already launched iLike-powered iPhone apps.

More about iLike iPhone Apps for Artists
In May 2009, iLike announced a turnkey system enabling any artist to create their own app featuring concert dates, video messages, photos, blogs, bulletins, games, and exclusive content. Bands can post content and messages to fans who install their app via the iLike Artist Dashboard, already in use by more than 300,000 artists.

In addition to artist iPhone apps, iLike’s “post once, publish everywhere” model helps artists reach their fans among more than 50 million music fans across the iLike network, including iLike’s leading music applications on iGoogle, Facebook, hi5, Bebo, Orkut, and iLike plugins for iTunes and Windows Media Player.

For Artists: To learn more or create an artist iPhone app today, go to: http://www.iLike.com/mobile.

For Consumers: To download an iLike-powered artist app or Like’s Local Concerts App, go to:
Url: http://www.ilike.com/

iLike + Twitter = Direct-to-fan communication July 24, 2009

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Promoting your music online is all about connecting directly with your fans. You can now link your iLike and Twitter accounts, bringing your ‘tweets’ to more fans via the iLike music feed, your iLike profile, and your Facebook Page. You can even tweet using the iLike Artist Dashboard.

Rather than repeat-posting the same content on multiple websites, social networks and online platforms, iLike will now instantly syndicate your content to more than 45 million music fans across the iLike network, including: their dominant music apps on iGoogle, Facebook, hi5, Bebo, and Orkut; their plugins for iTunes and Windows Media Player; and now Twitter.

Learn more and link your iLike and Twitter accounts today at: http://www.iLike.com/manage?r=Twitter.