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TastemakerX, The App For Hipsters Who Totally Heard That Band First, Raises $1.2M

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TastemakerX, an about-to-launch startup that will help music fans get credit for discovering the next big thing, has raised $1.2 million in Series A funding. The company plans to launch its mobile app in early March, at South by Southwest — which seems perfect, given the event’s strong representation from...
TastemakerX, The App For Hipsters Who Totally Heard That Band First, Raises $1.2M

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?

Rdio grows its European presence, hits France and the UK starting at £4.99 per month

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The hottest tech news of the day in Europe will undoubtedly be the next Galaxy phone, launching tonight in London. Music fans on that side of the pond woke up to another surprise, however, with the launch of Rdio's online streaming service in France and the UK. Pricing starts...
Rdio grows its European presence, hits France and the UK starting at £4.99 per month

Whitney Houston album price hike sparks controversy

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Sony Music under fire after cost of greatest hits set on iTunes rises by more than 60% after singer's deathSony Music has come under fire after it increased the price of a Whitney Houston album on Apple's iTunes Store hours after the singer was found dead.The music giant is understood...
Whitney Houston album price hike sparks controversy

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

Deezer teams up with indie rights agency Merlin to provide access to even more music

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Deezer, the subscription music streaming service, and Merlin, the global independent rights agency, have struck a deal so that music fans can now access tracks from some of the world’s top independent labels. The match is a pretty good one as Deezer has global ambitions and Merlin’s catalogue has quite...
Deezer teams up with indie rights agency Merlin to provide access to even more music

Spotify launches Tastebuds.fm and Fellody apps to inspire love between music fans

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Spotify has launched two new ways for music fans to find love via their musical tastes. The Tastebuds.fm and Fellody apps allow users to match around the music they like and send messages or flirt through systems that are integrated into spotify. Face it, when you hate someone’s taste in music, it can...
Spotify launches Tastebuds.fm and Fellody apps to inspire love between music fans

Spotify drops five track playback limit for free users in five European countries

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Initially put in place to tempt users to upgrade their accounts to its full-featured Premium tiers, Spotify has today removed the five track playback limit on its free service in five European countries, having negotiated deals with music labels to remove blocks on a user’s popular tracks. Spotify confirmed to...
Spotify drops five track playback limit for free users in five European countries

Pop music ecommerce play Popdust picks up $4.5 million from NEA, SoftBank

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While Microsoft is busy building a brand new music product, and Apple collects a fat chunk of the world’s music revenues, a small company is taking music in a different direction. Instead of selling tracks, Popdust is selling hats. And more, Popdust has moved from being a website on celebrities,...
Pop music ecommerce play Popdust picks up $4.5 million from NEA, SoftBank

Grooveshark opens up its data with Beluga, offering insight into the listening habits of its users

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Grooveshark has just launched a brand new service tapping into the information they’ve gathered over the years giving insight into musical artists and their fanbase. Beluga allows users to search for any artist in the Grooveshark database, giving some interesting tidbits of information on the kinds of people that listen to...
Grooveshark opens up its data with Beluga, offering insight into the listening habits of its users
Facebook pulls a MySpace, adds “Listen” button to all artist Pages

Spotify Just Came Up With The Best Use We've Seen For The Facebook Timeline

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Spotify has taken Facebook's Timeline to its logical extreme and put up more than 1,000 years of music history. Originally, Facebook's Timeline could only go back to 1800 A.D., but some institutions like Harvard University complained that they were older than that, so Facebook moved the deadline back to...
Spotify Just Came Up With The Best Use We've Seen For The Facebook Timeline

TastemakerX Opens Its Music Stock Market To Everyone

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TastemakerX, the startup that lets music fans get credit for discovering popular bands before they become cool, is opening to the public today. If this sounds like an app where your annoying music hipster friends can be their annoying music hipster selves, well, that’s kind of the idea — but,...
TastemakerX Opens Its Music Stock Market To Everyone

Spotify hits Australia and New Zealand, can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?

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Music fans in Australia and New Zealand are waking up some happy news this Tuesday morning. Spotify announced that it's bringing its streaming services to those markets, starting today, offering up access to some 16 million tracks via PC, smartphone and iPad, bringing Spotify's availability to a grand total...
Spotify hits Australia and New Zealand, can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?

Live Nation acquires wiki site Setlist.fm (and its database of 400,000 set lists)

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Setlist.fm, an awesome wiki-like service for set lists, has been acquired by Live Nation Entertainment for an undisclosed sum. The site was home to a community of music fans who collect and share concert set lists on the Web, enabling Setlist.fm to build up a database of more than 400,000...
Live Nation acquires wiki site Setlist.fm (and its database of 400,000 set lists)

Turntable.fm: Where Did Our Love Go?

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The partners behind a one-time "next big thing" go to South by Southwest to win back the adoration of the tech world--and figure out how to make their partnership work.Last summer, Turntable.fm set techie hearts pounding: Billy Chasen and Seth Goldstein, co-founders of a struggling start-up called Stickybits, had pulled...
Turntable.fm: Where Did Our Love Go?

UK Seize Popular Music Blog, Arrest Operators and Threaten Readers

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Founded in 2008, RnBXclusive.com quickly became one of the most popular R&B / hip hop blogs. With over a quarter million fans on Facebook it was the go-to destination for many music fans. But that all changed today when the UK Government’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) took over the...
UK Seize Popular Music Blog, Arrest Operators and Threaten Readers

Apps Rush: Instagram, Figure, Ice Age Village, Discovery News, Pepper, Times Crosswords, Peppa Pig and more

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What's new on the app stores on Thursday 5 April 2012A selection of 26 new apps for you today. 26!InstagramApps Rush has one day off, and photo-sharing app Instagram not only launches on Android, but racks up 1m downloads in its first day on Google's Play store. It has the...
Apps Rush: Instagram, Figure, Ice Age Village, Discovery News, Pepper, Times Crosswords, Peppa Pig and more

Licensed To Spin: Turntable.fm Inks Deals With The Big Four

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From the outset, the biggest appeal of social music platform Turntable.fm has been its synchronous listening in public rooms where anyone can become the dee-jay. Of course, turn back the clock six months, and Turntable probably didn’t see Facebook as a competitor. However, at f8 the social network launched Turntable-inspired...
Licensed To Spin: Turntable.fm Inks Deals With The Big Four

Myth Dispensing: The Whole 'Spotify Barely Pays Artists' Story Is Bunk

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One of the key talking points that we've heard from the "haters" of the new music business models is the claim that Spotify pays next-to-nothing to artists. This is really based on a few stories, taken totally out of context, concerning a few artists who received relatively small checks from...
Myth Dispensing: The Whole 'Spotify Barely Pays Artists' Story Is Bunk

WhoSampled launches iOS app to let you discover remixes and covers of your favorite tunes

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As we wrote way back in 2009, London-based startup WhoSampled answers music’s most frustrating question: Where do I recognize that song from? As with any self-respecting tech startup, WhoSampled is finally rolling out a brand new iOS app today, which is excellent news for music fans around the world. Why?...
WhoSampled launches iOS app to let you discover remixes and covers of your favorite tunes

SeatGeek launches Spotify App for concert discovery

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If you’ve been using Spotify for any length of time, you know that the service tracks your usage as you listen. It’s also super easy to make playlists for yourself or to share with your friends. All of that music data is useful for other things, including finding concerts to...
SeatGeek launches Spotify App for concert discovery

Yahoo Sings Along With Spotify – And May Profit, Too

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Earlier this year Spotify rolled out a plan to get its “play” button on a host of Web sites, which let the streaming music service broaden its reach beyond Facebook. Now it’s making the same move, but with one very, very big Web site: Spotify has a distribution deal with...
Yahoo Sings Along With Spotify – And May Profit, Too

Thefuture.fm passes 1 million mix plays, and announces key hires from YouTube and more

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Thefuture.fm has revealed that it has passed one million mix plays, as it announces three key hires from veterans who have worked at YouTube, GetGlue and Universal Music Group. Just to recap, Thefuture.fm is an Internet radio platform that serves up music curated by some of the world’s top DJs...
Thefuture.fm passes 1 million mix plays, and announces key hires from YouTube and more

Trend-Based Ad Targeter Taykey Goes Cross-Platform, Adds Kevin Rose As Adviser

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Sequoia-backed social ad startup Taykey is ready to look beyond Facebook. Taykey says it looks at 40,000 data sources and automatically generates campaign keywords to help advertisers to reach the audience they’re looking and respond in real-time to online trends. For example, if Paul Abdul does something newsworthy, then advertisers...
Trend-Based Ad Targeter Taykey Goes Cross-Platform, Adds Kevin Rose As Adviser

2012 at the half – Here are the best gadgets of the year so far

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Naturally being a bunch of raging technophiles, we love a good gadget on TNW so here’s a few that we lust after and hope one day to be able to afford. Maybe we can save up for some for Christmas! Nest The thermostat of desire. Okay. The learning thermostat that...
2012 at the half – Here are the best gadgets of the year so far
Live Nation buys music discovery app Rexly

The Echo Nest reels in Songkick data to help music fans see more concerts

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Music intelligence platform The Echo Nest has announced a partnership with live music database Songkick with a view towards guiding more fans to see more concerts. The Echo Nest has expanded its Rosetta Stone platform meaning that developers can summon precise elements from a range of sources to include within...
The Echo Nest reels in Songkick data to help music fans see more concerts

Catch live concerts of your favorite bands with Moshcam’s first iOS app

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Moshcam, creators of what may be the world’s largest online catalogue of originally recorded live music videos, has just released its first iOS app to bring its library to mobile devices. The app lets anyone listen to full-length concerts, all of which are recorded in HD with near-perfect audio. Not...
Catch live concerts of your favorite bands with Moshcam’s first iOS app

The Lot18 Guys Have Another Startup, Popdust, That Just Raised $4.5 Million From NEA, RRE And Softbank

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Popdust, a music site that looks a lot like MTV and targets teenagers, has raised $4.5 million. The Series A round of financing was led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from RRE Ventures, SoftBank Capital, Project A Ventures and angel investors. The capital will be used to expand the...
The Lot18 Guys Have Another Startup, Popdust, That Just Raised $4.5 Million From NEA, RRE And Softbank
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