1/11/13: Rogers to head Beats' new on-demand music project Daisy

Paul Maloney
January 11, 2013 - 11:10am

Beats Electronics has named Ian Rogers as CEO of its new music project "Daisy." Rogers will also become part of the leadership of Beats-owned music subscription service MOG.

We reported on Beats' Daisy project in RAIN here.

Rogers has been CEO of Topspin Media (a tech provider of retail and marketing software for musicians and other content creators) since 2008, after a stint as general manger of Yahoo! Music (including, at the time, Yahoo's online radio service).

Billboard reports, "Daisy... is Beats' revamping of the former MOG service, which Beats acquired last year. The service is set to launch in late 2013 as a stand-alone company under the Beats Electronics umbrella." Daisy's chief creative officer is Nine Inch Nails founder Trent Reznor.

Read more in Billboard here. and in AllThingsDigital here.

Paul Maloney
January 11, 2013 - 11:10am

Jacobs Media boss Fred Jacobs has a really nice round-up of his walk-through of this past week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- especially helpful as it's through the eyes of a radio industry pro.

[Of course, Jacobs & Co. had their own big news from CES, as jacAPPS is now Ford's "recommended mobile app development house" for the carmaker's in-dash SYNC AppLink system. See our coverage here.]

Jacobs found lots at CES about radio, both "the good and the bad:"

"Radio has a very solid place in today’s dashboards – and in the cars of the future," Jacobs writes. Yet, "there are still so few radio people here... Isn’t it time that radio joined the rest of the world and recognized that consumer electronics is at the epicenter of consumer and business for all of media?"

Read Fred Jacbos' blog on the CES here.

[Edit: "Hat tip" to our colleague Tom Taylor, who also reported on Fred Jacbos' CES blog here.]

Paul Maloney
January 11, 2013 - 11:10am

Streaming aggregator and tuning service TuneIn is launching a curated "24/7" channel featuring the week's best content from The Adam Carolla Show. The Backbone Internet radio service will deliver this stream.

TuneIn also announced it will stream other shows from Carolla Digital, including ACE On The House, For Crying Out Loud, CarCast, This Week With Larry Miller, Penn's Sunday School with Penn Jillette, The Adam and Drew Show and The Dr. Drew Podcast.

Carolla launched his popular podcast after his broadcast home changed formats (see more in RAIN here).