Iteration is today's music tech news theme as multiple startups continue to take solid steps forward most of which involve DIY music tools. SoundCloud offers another space to post Songkick concert dates. Piki takes its mobile music app to the desktop. Topspin offers a Dropbox integration and Google+ Hangouts introduced numerous improvements.
SoundCloud x Songkick
Bonus: 4 Places You Should Be Entering All Of Your Concert Dates including Songkick
Piki Goes Desktop
Piki debuted last month as a mobile music app from the Turntable.fm team.
This month Piki launched a web app for desktop users.
And, yes, this was the one non-DIY note in the batch.
Topspin x Dropbox
Earlier this month Topspin introduced ‘Send to Dropbox’ with GoDirect to facilitate usage of Dropbox for music distribution and sharing. In the process they resolve some important issues for mobile access to streaming media.
Google+ Hangouts Iterates
Other tweaks followed but the improvement of live performance seems key for folks using Google+ Hangouts for performances, meet and greets and seminars.
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