AOL Wins Online Music Innovation Award: Finally some good news for America Online. AOL Music’s First Listen program–which presents new singles online before they can be heard anywhere else–has won the first annual MidemNet Innovation Award. The award has been established by Midem, one of the biggest international music markets/conference (being held in Cannes from Jan 18-23), to honor the most innovative company in the digital music industry. The ten finalists included Apple/iPod, Listen.com, Pressplay, and UK’s Shazam and Vitaminic, among others. The winner was decided by an online vote.
Read the finalists list and full site reviews here.