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YouTube Music Streaming Service Launches in Beta (SocialTimes)
YouTube music has faced some challenges lately; the company lost its product manager over the summer and had disagreements with indie music labels. While news of its music offering leaked in August, Google didn’t want to launch the new service until it reached a deal with indie labels. In a bid to compete with streaming services like Pandora and Spotify, Google is finally rolling out YouTube Music Key in invitation-only beta. Re/code The company is overhauling the free version of its Android app, and next week it’ll start inviting some of its users to try a new subscription feature, which it’s building into its Android and iOS apps. GigaOM For early adopters, it will cost $7.99 per month with the first six months free, and eventually it will cost $9.99 per month, the same price as Spotify Premium. YouTube Music Key’s banner feature is that it gives subscribers the ability to listen to music without ads, as well as run YouTube as a background app on mobile devices, allowing users to listen to YouTube videos while playing a game or locking their home screen. THR With the monthly fee, users also receive access to a Google Play Music subscription, which offers more than 30 million songs and playlists for streaming. Beginning Wednesday, YouTube is also rolling out new music features for free, ad-supported music video viewing. YouTube also plans to make it easier to find an artist’s discography through their official music videos and other songs uploaded to the streamer, so a user can play a full album straight through. NYT With its new service, YouTube hopes to reform its reputation in the music industry as a phenomenal free site to promote songs, but one that pays a pittance in royalties. As YouTube pushes into paid content, other online music outlets — under considerable pressure from the recording industry — are being forced to defend or change their business models to better compensate artists.

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Danica Lo Named Glamour’s First Online Editor-at-Large

Danica Lo has been named online editor-at-large for Glamour, a new role at the magazine. This is a homecoming for Lo, who previously served as Glamour.com’s fashion and beauty editor.

Lo returns to Glamour from Epicurious, where she served as executive editor. She previously worked as the founding national editor of Racked.com and a fashion columnist at The New York Post.

“Danica brings with her a truly unique combination of breaking-news skills, creative instincts, topic mastery, and a competitive web metabolism,” said Glamour’s senior online editorial director, Anne Sachs, in a statement.

Lo’s appointment is effective immediately.

Epicurious Expands Editorial and Sales Teams

Epicurious GEpicurious has made a few additions to its editorial and sales teams. Details are below.

  • Danica Lo has been named executive editor, a new role at Epicurious. Lo most recently served as Glamour.com’s lead fashion blogger.
  • In another first for the site, Matt Duckor has been named restaurant editor. He most recently served as Bon Appetit’s multimedia editor.
  • Beatrice Keng will join the site on April 21 as art and experience director. She comes to Epicurious from Food52, where she was senior user experience designer and creative director.
  • David Cicconi will serve as Epicurious’ creative director. He previously served as photo director of Travel + Leisure, and founded Trunk.
  • June Kim joins as junior designer from Mashable, and Gabriella Vigoreaux joins as editorial assistant, coming from Cherry Bombe, with a culinary degree from the French Culinary Institute.
  • Kate Carrington has been named associate publisher of marketing. Carrington served as Esquire’s executive director of strategic marketing since 2009.
  • Jordana Pransky has been named account director, overseeing food and CPG ad sales. She comes to the site from Say Media, where she served as director of sales.

StyleBistro Welcomes New Executive Editor

StyleBistro has done pretty well for itself since launching in the summer of 2010. According to comScore, the site is the sixth most popular in the U.S. in the fashion/style/beauty category and now has some new editorial stewardship to push those numbers higher.

AnnBradyNYFWAnn Brady (pictured) comes to StyleBistro from the Shopzilla search engine beso.com. She has also served as a contributing editor for In Style‘s e-commerce site stylefind.com and as senior associate fashion editor at Lucky magazine. From today’s announcement:

“As a seasoned editor, stylist and marketing consultant, Ann has a multi-faceted understanding how readers consume fashion content, and as a result, has the inherent ability to connect with a female audience in a truly meaningful way,” said John Newlin, editor-in-chief at parent company Livingly Media. “We’re confident that with Ann at the helm, StyleBistro will continue to offer audiences the most engaging and comprehensive celebrity style coverage on the web.”

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Glamour Online Editor Heads to Zimbio

Danica Lo, Glamour’s Senior Online Fashion and Beauty Editor since last year, is leaving to join Zimbio’s StyleBistro.com as Executive Editor.

Prior to her time at Glamour, Lo was the founding editor of Racked.com and before that served as a fashion columnist for The New York Post for seven years.

“Danica very clearly understands how to create a web experience that appeals to a broad audience, while at the same time, she has one of the most uniquely fresh voices covering women’s fashion and beauty on the Internet or in print,” said John Newlin, Editor-in-Chief of Zimbio Inc.

Lo starts on June 1.

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You’ll also learn how to:

  • Watch shows, interpret collections, and develop an eye for inspiration
  • Write fashion headlines, runway reviews, and fashion features
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  • Tracey has also invited guest speakers including Katie Goldsmith (fashion director at Shape) to show you the ropes of the fashion writing world.

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    Racked Poaches New York Post Writer

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    Lockhart Steele‘s media trifecta just got a little bit larger today with the launch of Racked.com‘s Racked National, which allows you to shop online from some of your favorite small boutiques from New York to Los Angeles. For the launch, Racked has poached Danica Lo of The New York Post to edit the site. Says Steele on the hire:

    “It’s a testament to the increasing influence of online media that someone as experienced as Danica would make the leap from the Post to Racked. And also, it’s a testament to how lucky we got hiring her, because her breadth of experience in the fashion world is extraordinary.

    Danica wrote to us as well with her statement on the new site:

    After seven years at The Post, I’m so excited to have joined the Racked.com family. At Racked National, we’re going to be covering everything fashion, style, shopping, and e-commerce — from the latest Bravo TV fashion reality show to what’s happening to Gilt Groupe orders during the Great NYC Blizzard of 2010.

    Great Blizzard? Timely! Lo is also the author of HarperCollin’s “How Not To Look Fat,” and was formerly a contributing editor at VMan.

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