The rumor is that MySpace Music job will go to MTV exec. I’m intrigued by this story because Owen Van Natta has been rumored to be in the running for the top job. Also Project Playlist, a big viral success story, is also involved.
I think that Project Playlist should get the deal. Myspace bought Photobucket so why not buy Project Playlist. Project Playlist has been a smashing success on MySpace and it would be easier just to do that deal.
I met the Project Playlist founder earlier this year and these guys have a great viral model. It’s so nested in MySpace that it would be easier to just go with them.
As a personal connection Owen Van Natta, who I don’t know, has a kid at my elementary school here in Palo Alto. Owen would be perfect for the job of either MySpace music or Project Playlist.