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Jesus, Adele, Angry Birds, McDonald’s, Disney, Jeremy Lin, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

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Two separate Jesus community pages made our list of the top pages growing by Likes this week. There were a handful of music pages, TV and movie pages, Disney and a few food pages, like Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. Pages on our list this week grew from between 438,500 to...
Jesus, Adele, Angry Birds, McDonald’s, Disney, Jeremy Lin, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

Invisible Children, Louis Vuitton, Nike, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

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International voices made a big appearance on our list of the fastest growing Facebook pages this week. The “Invisible Children” documentary and organization that gained attention through social and traditional media for a viral video saw the most new fans this week. Also popular was a Turkish TV show,...
Invisible Children, Louis Vuitton, Nike, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

How record labels are learning to make money from YouTube

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Rather than getting unauthorised versions of videos taken down, labels are monetising them through YouTube's ad partnershipsShortly before Christmas the Gangnam Style official video broke a YouTube record by clocking up a billion views. How much Psy will pocket for these views depends, of course, on what his record deal...
How record labels are learning to make money from YouTube

Musicians get paltry pay from worldwide digital play

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New figures for musicians’ royalty earnings shine a light on a significant digital income gap. UK royalty collector PRS For Music reports British songwriters and composers collectively earned £187.7 million ($301 million) in 2011 from plays of their songs outside the UK. That total was 10.6 percent more than in...
Musicians get paltry pay from worldwide digital play

The MPAA and RIAA should buy The Pirate Bay

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If you believe even a fraction of the hyperbolic crap pumped out by the MPAA, RIAA, and other copyright lobbies, you would think that piracy (née file sharing) has resulted in artists and publishers being shortchanged by billions of dollars. In Capitol v. Thomas, the most prominent case when it...
The MPAA and RIAA should buy The Pirate Bay

Mobile Roadie now lets you easily create custom iPad and mobile Web apps [Interview]

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The self-service app-building platform Mobile Roadie now lets users create iPad and mobile Web apps, the company announced today. This comes in addition to the platform’s existing iPhone and Android products. As part of its announcement, Mobile Roadie is also introducing new pricing, and we decided to ask its CEO Michael...
Mobile Roadie now lets you easily create custom iPad and mobile Web apps [Interview]

IBM's Quantum Computers Could Change The World (Mostly In Very Good Ways)

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101010: That's the number 42 represented in binary, which is the mathematical way today's binary computers see every single piece of information flowing through them, whether it's a stock price, the latest Adele track, or a calculation to generate an MRI of a tumor. But now IBM believes it's made...
IBM's Quantum Computers Could Change The World (Mostly In Very Good Ways)

Adele's '21′ dominated Rdio's charts as the top shared album worldwide throughout 2012

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Adele’s Grammy-award winning album ’21′ took top honors as the most shared album worldwide in 2012 on the music subscription service, Rdio. As we’ve seen with several companies around this time of year, Rdio has produced a list of the top albums shared on its service. But what was the...
Adele's '21′ dominated Rdio's charts as the top shared album worldwide throughout 2012

Apple Looks Back At The Best Of iTunes, 2012

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Apple, king of app land, has revealed its best apps, movies, music and more in a special 2012 retrospective. Apple has joined other big names and released its retrospective on 2012. iPhone app of the year was the Action Movie FX from Bad Robot Interactive and game of the...
Apple Looks Back At The Best Of iTunes, 2012

BlackBerry 10 'not secure enough' for UK government workers

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Hitting one of Blackberry's key markets in the British Isles, its new smartphone platform (and the Balance software that divides work and personal profiles on the Z10) hasn't passed the security rigors of the UK's Communications Electronics Security Group. According to The Guardian, handset contracts with the government and...
BlackBerry 10 'not secure enough' for UK government workers

Rdio will pay musicians $10 per new signup

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While online music fans have lots of great streaming options out there (Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, and more), musicians sometimes are less big on the idea, given that the royalties are usually smaller than they traditionally have been. (Welcome to the club, dudes!) Some big-name artists, including Adele and Coldplay, have kept...
Rdio will pay musicians $10 per new signup

People Often Mistake The Founder Of ZocDoc For A Panhandler Because Of The Unusual Way He Spends His Spare Time

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We ran into one of ZocDoc's founders, Nick Ganju, at a recent event. We asked him what he does when he's not running an $700 million doctor appointment company. Ganju told us he's a musician, and he often plays guitar for enjoyment at various public places in New York City....
People Often Mistake The Founder Of ZocDoc For A Panhandler Because Of The Unusual Way He Spends His Spare Time

For the First Time Since Napster, Music Sales Are Growing

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The last time music was a growth business was 1999 — back when people bought millions of Britney Spears CDs, and GeoCities was the third-most popular Web property in the world. You know what’s happened since then. But music’s slide may have finally stopped. Last year, recorded-music sales inched up...
For the First Time Since Napster, Music Sales Are Growing

Meet The YouTube Makeup Artist Who Can Transform Into Anyone

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Promise Tamang-Phan doesn't live the glamorous lives that A-list celebrities do. But she has helped 676,000 subscribers pull celebrities' looks through expertise make-up tutorials on her YouTube channel, dope2111. In each video, Tamang-Phan instructs viewers how to achieve the same look using everyday make-up and easy-to-follow techniques. She has uploaded over...
Meet The YouTube Makeup Artist Who Can Transform Into Anyone

Amazon gives free digital album to anyone who buys the CD

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Is there any stopping Amazon? The company has just introduced yet another retail game-changer with “Auto-Rip,” a new service that gives customers a free online version of any album they buy — or have bought on Amazon in the last 15 years. You can look at it as a two-for-one...
Amazon gives free digital album to anyone who buys the CD

Ebooks: do we really want our literature to last for ever?

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A book published earlier this year by an Argentine firm raises questions about the desirability of indelible ink and trackable dataIn 1992, William Gibson, famed for the cyberpunk classic Neuromancer, published Agrippa (a book of the dead), with visual artist Dennis Ashbaugh. The artist's book was printed in photosensitive inks...
Ebooks: do we really want our literature to last for ever?

Mobile, Converse, Snoop Dogg, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

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  Facebook’s mobile application for feature phones topped our list of the fastest growing Facebook pages by Likes this week. There were plenty of movie and music pages, as well as Converse, “The Simpsons” and others. Pages on our list this week grew from between 382,200 to 3.1 million Likes....
Mobile, Converse, Snoop Dogg, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

Pandora reveals how much it pays per artist, says it's too much

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On Tuesday, Pandora founder Tim Westergren published some interesting numbers in a sort of confusing company blog post. According to the post, Pandora pays out a decent amount of money to thousands of artists - some of whom are well-known, such as Adele and Lil Wayne, and some of...
Pandora reveals how much it pays per artist, says it's too much

Are music streaming services reducing the number of albums released?

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It's not just declining sales, even mega platinum stars like Adele have paltry catalogs. What's going on? [Read more]...
Are music streaming services reducing the number of albums released?

Coca-Cola, Entertaining Elf, Ted movie and more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

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Facebook for Every Phone, the page for Facebook’s feature phone application, continues to have massive organic momentum, picking up millions of new Likes a week. The top 20 fastest growing Pages this week gained between about 308,000 and 2.7 million Likes. We compile this list with our PageData tool, which tracks...
Coca-Cola, Entertaining Elf, Ted movie and more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages
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Trolls - pass notes No 3,268

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Adele has been targeted by an internet troll. Or has she?Age: As old as the internet chatroom.Appearance: Faceless, vile - and all over the tabloids.Tabloids? On Monday, the Sun's front page noted that "TROLLS TARGET MUM ADELE." And then a MailOnline headline, reporting the ideas of said trolls, wondered: "Is...
Trolls - pass notes No 3,268

Adele Confirms Grammys 2012 Performance

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Adele fans, set your calendars for February 12: the singer will perform at the Grammys 2012, as speculated before. She's just confirmed the excellent news on her Twitter. In late 2011, Adele underwent throat surgery after suffering from recurrent hemorrhage. She's been on vocal rest ever since and canceled all...
Adele Confirms Grammys 2012 Performance

Mobile, Intel, ‘Titanic,’ Adele, FC Barcelona, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

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Facebook for Every Phone topped our list of growing Facebook pages this week, followed by movies, TV shows, music and sports pages. Pages on our list this week grew from between 306,200 to 2.8 million Likes. We compile this list with our PageData tool, which tracks page growth across Facebook. # Name...
Mobile, Intel, ‘Titanic,’ Adele, FC Barcelona, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

Spotify Aiming To Push Prices Down With Music Labels, Aiming For A Free Phone Service

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It may be still on the receiving end of funding, but the biggest name in music streaming is still without profitability. Pushing the labels towards a lower price might help, but will the labels bite? Spotify is still struggling to make its business model pay, and its latest attempt...
Spotify Aiming To Push Prices Down With Music Labels, Aiming For A Free Phone Service

iTunes and Spotify boost UK songwriters' income

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Rise in royalty payments from digital services and international success help offset plunge in revenue from CD salesBritish tunesmiths cashed in on a surge in the use of digital services such as iTunes and Spotify in 2011, and the huge international popularity of artists such as Adele, as royalty payments...
iTunes and Spotify boost UK songwriters' income

Taylor Swift and Adele help boost digital music sales to record heights in 2012

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There’s a lot of chatter out there about the transformation of the music industry, with the rise of online music services such as Spotify and Pandora altering the landscape. And while many are bemoaning the changes, music sales continue to go up, buoyed in part by strong performances by female...
Taylor Swift and Adele help boost digital music sales to record heights in 2012

Rob Zombie, Serve, Target, Ray-Ban, Samsung, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

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Facebook’s mobile application for feature phones topped our list of the fastest growing Facebook pages as measured by Likes this week. Musicians, Facebook, YouTube, a few movie pages and brands like Target and Ray-Ban rounded out the list. Pages on our list this week grew from between 357,200 to...
Rob Zombie, Serve, Target, Ray-Ban, Samsung, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages
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Adele, Kakà, Thailand, Intel, Jeremy Lin, Will Smith, Bruno Mars, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

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There was a interesting mix of Facebook pages that made our list of the top 20 growing by the number of Likes this week, principally because it appeared as though several consolidations took place. Nonetheless, sports and music were popular, as were some film–related pages and a few pages...
Adele, Kakà, Thailand, Intel, Jeremy Lin, Will Smith, Bruno Mars, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages
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