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Rock Band Yeah Yeah Yeahs Don't Want You Using A Smartphone At Their Shows

Whitney Houston’s post-death album price rise? Blame Sony, not Apple

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This weekend, music superstar Whitney Houston died. As a result, millions mourned her death and honoured her memory by downloading her Greatest Hits and back catalog on their favourite digital music store. Apple’s iTunes music service and Amazon’s retail website were two of the most popular destinations for those wanting...
Whitney Houston’s post-death album price rise? Blame Sony, not Apple

This Year on Twitter

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Every day, we’re amazed and humbled by the many ways in which people use Twitter, which range from simply retweeting to igniting conversations with hashtags (even around lesser-known topics) to sharing spectacular and far-flung views. In 2012, everyone on Twitter brought us closer to moments and places that used...
This Year on Twitter
Startup Spotlight: RockStar Motel aims to put the power in the hands of music fans

Free Music Monday: 10 Free Downloads Just for You

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Hey there, music fans! Thanks for joining us for Free Music Monday this week, where we offer you 10 free downloads for your eclectic listening pleasure. If you haven’t been with us before, we’re collating free and legal tracks in honor of the #musicmonday tradition on Twitter.Read on, right-click,...
Free Music Monday: 10 Free Downloads Just for You

RIAA: Pirates Are Bigger Music Fans Than Average Consumers

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Last month, research from the Columbia University affiliated American Assembly found that U.S. file-sharers buy 30% more music than their non-sharing counterparts. The RIAA wasn’t too happy with this result (or how the media reported on it) so they brought in research firm NPD to counter with some statistics of...
RIAA: Pirates Are Bigger Music Fans Than Average Consumers

Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

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It seems like every advance in digital music brings with it a debate about whether the latest format degrades quality in exchange for convenience. This was true when CDs first came onto the scene, and it's probably even more true today with MP3s and their digital audio brethren. Heck, even...
Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

SoundHound passes 100 million users of its smartphone and tablet app

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SoundHound, the music search and discovery service has announced that more than 100 million smartphone and tablet users have downloaded its app and used it to identify songs or learn more about artistes. The service aims to provide an immersive experience for music fans by providing a simple way to...
SoundHound passes 100 million users of its smartphone and tablet app

Catching up with CrowdTwist: How this company can grow a bright future

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This post is brought to you by HP Elite. Find out more at hp.com/elite. It’s simple fact that there is no better form of advertising than organic word of mouth marketing. There is no recommendation like the one that comes from a trusted or loved one – those that...
Catching up with CrowdTwist: How this company can grow a bright future

Amazon adds vinyl to its AutoRip service, offering a free digital copy of every LP bought since 1998

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Amazon has expanded its AutoRip service, which gives consumers a free digital copy of every CD they buy from the online retailer, to include any vinyl record purchased since 1998. The tracks will be added to the user’s Cloud Player library, which is available on any web browser and as...
Amazon adds vinyl to its AutoRip service, offering a free digital copy of every LP bought since 1998
Bandsintown now telling five million users when their favorite bands are... yep, you guessed it

Police Search For Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Finds Him In An Hour

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We've discussed before the ways law enforcement groups use social media. Frankly, the general theme tends to be that they aren't very good at internetting. Whether it's mocking invasive vaginal searches or catfishing music fans with well-tread tropes, it seems the wider internet plays the web game better than...
Police Search For Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Finds Him In An Hour

Music intelligence service The Echo Nest scores $17.3m Series D round to drive international expansion

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The Echo Nest, a service which provides music data services for developers and has partnerships with the likes of Twitter and Spotify, has today announced a Series D funding round of “upwards of $17.3m,” led by Norwest Venture Partners. The funding comes at a time when the company is announcing new...
Music intelligence service The Echo Nest scores $17.3m Series D round to drive international expansion

BitTorrent Site Admin Hits Out at UK Music Industry Site Blocking Demand

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Last year nine record labels including EMI, Polydor, Sony, Virgin and Warner asked several of the UK’s leading ISPs to censor The Pirate Bay under Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. At the end of April 2012 the process concluded when the High Court ordered the site...
BitTorrent Site Admin Hits Out at UK Music Industry Site Blocking Demand

Free Music Monday: 10 Free Downloads and More

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Hello there, music fans! As always, we appreciate that you’re tuning in to this week’s edition of Free Music Monday, wherein we offer you 10 free tracks in honor of the #musicmonday tradition on Twitter.Please enjoy this week’s eclectic selection of free tunes we’ve collected for you. If there’s...
Free Music Monday: 10 Free Downloads and More
Good news music fans, Ticketmaster is ditching its CAPTCHA conundrums for something simpler

Yes, it does!

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A few weeks ago, Adrian used this space to introduce music application developers to the next generation of our Scrobbling APIs and ask the question “But does it scrobble?”. Meanwhile, Stefan has been spotted at SXSW and around Last.HQ wearing this t-shirt: Why the recent fuss over our favourite neologism?...
Yes, it does!

Spotify seeks to expand free streaming to mobile devices

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Service in talks with major music companies in bid to gain an edge on rivals such as Napster, Rdio and DeezerSpotify wants to boost the amount of free music it offers to smartphone users in the UK, in a move likely to fuel a sharp rise in on-the-move streaming.At the...
Spotify seeks to expand free streaming to mobile devices

Apps Rush: Coca-Cola Olympic Games My Beat Maker, Skype, Stickman Skater Pro, RCO Meets Fink and more

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What's new on the app stores on Monday 23 April 2012A selection of 19 new apps for you today:Coca-Cola Olympic Games My Beat MakerYou may have noticed that Mark Ronson has created an Olympic Games song for Coca-Cola using the sounds of athletes. Now there's an app to help sports...
Apps Rush: Coca-Cola Olympic Games My Beat Maker, Skype, Stickman Skater Pro, RCO Meets Fink and more
Soundrop turns Facebook pages into an interactive, collaborative MTV

Indie Artists Discuss Dealing With File Sharing

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Unfortunately, I can't find who first sent this in, but the site Inieoma recently had an interesting multi-part "discussion" on how independent artists are dealing with the issue of "piracy." Some of the parts are quite interesting. Simon Indelicate has a bit of a bipolar post that does a fantastic...
Indie Artists Discuss Dealing With File Sharing

Them Crooked Vultures' Josh Homme on Record Store Day

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Them Crooked Vultures frontman Josh Homme has signed on as ambassador for this year's Record Store Day, which takes place on 17 April, and he's made a little video to talk about it.Let's face it: in this age of downloads and file sharing, music, it's easy to lose sight of...
Them Crooked Vultures' Josh Homme on Record Store Day

Moosify's Spotify app lets you meet new people through a shared taste in music

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Founded in California in 2012, Moosify is setting out to help you meet new people through music and places. Based in Palo Alto, Moosify already has an iOS and Android app, but today it’s taking its social discovery service to Spotify with a dedicated app for the music-streaming platform. After...
Moosify's Spotify app lets you meet new people through a shared taste in music

Boston Police Are Catfishing Locals To Bust Punk Rock Shows

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The last time I bothered to read about anything involving the internet term "catfishing", it was to discuss how Deadspin broke the story of Manti T'eo and his fake, but still quite beloved, dead girlfriend. I'll admit I was unfamiliar with the term before that, but I have since discovered...
Boston Police Are Catfishing Locals To Bust Punk Rock Shows

MOG's Music-Focused Ad Network Sold To Townsquare Media

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Before it was a music streaming service that was acquired by Beats, MOG was a music blog network. It launched in 2008 as the MOG Music Network, an ad network to monetize that content. Townsquare Media has acquired that last part of MOG. MOG operated one of the most important...
MOG's Music-Focused Ad Network Sold To Townsquare Media

Spotify gets more social with Soundrop relaunch

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Music subscription service Spotify got a more refined collaborative social listening experience this weekend, thanks to a relaunch of the Soundrop app within the Spotify client. Soundrop, which allows Spotify users to join “rooms” to listen to playlists together. The update adds an advanced Facebook integration and private rooms to...
Spotify gets more social with Soundrop relaunch
Songza secures $3.8M to keep music fans connected to killer playlists

SOL Republic's Tracks HD headphones - funky, great sound...and indestructible?

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a bit of a love-hate relationship going on with headphones. I love them insofar as I need them. I have three pairs, as it happens – one rather chunky set of over-ear headphones for home, which cost me around £30 ($50), I...
SOL Republic's Tracks HD headphones - funky, great sound...and indestructible?

Apple Files For “iTunes Live” Trademark

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Apple has been filing applications for quite a number of trademarks lately, most of which get rigorously tracked and dissected by sites like PatentlyApple.com, among others. But somehow, the most recent applications filed by Apple trademark correspondent Lisa G. Widup have gone unnoticed. Until today. Looks like Apple earlier...
Apple Files For “iTunes Live” Trademark
Nokia launches free music steaming in the U.S.; Lumia 900 and 710 first compatible phones
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