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Canonical Ubuntu One Music Service Goes Into Public Beta

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We store music on iTunes despite its stringent DRM, preventing us from freely sharing music. But like any innovation in the marketplace, it takes time for us to determine what is acceptable and what is not. The promise of cloud computing and the ability to store limitless amounts of music...
Canonical Ubuntu One Music Service Goes Into Public Beta

7digital to drive the Galaxy S 4's Music Hub, ship on 100 million phones in 2013

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If you've shopped at Samsung's Music Hub, there's a good chance that you've used 7digital's music services at some point: it's been involved in supplying songs for the past two generations of Galaxy flagships. That influence is carrying on to the Galaxy S 4, where 7digital will handle the...
7digital to drive the Galaxy S 4's Music Hub, ship on 100 million phones in 2013

HMV and retail nostalgia: it's about games as well as records and books

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The collapse of HMV this week has sparked reminiscence over the pleasure of buying records and books in high-street stores. But what about games?When I was 12, I spent a lot of my Saturday afternoons hanging out in the Stockport branch of Debenhams - and already you know this isn't...
HMV and retail nostalgia: it's about games as well as records and books

HMV Employee Live-Tweets Layoffs From Company's Twitter Account, @HMVTweets

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The tweets have since been deleted, but see the screencaps here. The British electronics retailer laid off 190 people on Thursday after dismal holiday sales pushed the chain into bankruptcy. So much for going out quietly: As HMV Group laid off numerous employees today after dismal holiday sales, at...
HMV Employee Live-Tweets Layoffs From Company's Twitter Account, @HMVTweets

TuneCore: first iTunes Match royalties are "magic money" out of "thin air"

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Music distribution service TuneCore has described the royalties from iTunes Match as "magic money that Apple made exist out of thin air for copyright holders," signaling early support of the service from one part of the music industry. TuneCore CEO Jeff Price made the proclamation in a blog post...
TuneCore: first iTunes Match royalties are "magic money" out of "thin air"
Movie Purchasing And Renting Come To 42 New iTunes Country Stores As Apple Presses Its Media Advantage
From savage beast to sweet music: how Pandora became the internet's radio station

Amazon launches Cloud Player in the UK, France and Germany, beating Google to the punch

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Widening the availability of its Kindle Fire tablet range and now offering them across Europe, Amazon is ensuring that owners of the new devices will be able to take advantage of its expanding number of media services by launching its Cloud Player service in the UK, France and Germany. Music...
Amazon launches Cloud Player in the UK, France and Germany, beating Google to the punch

Some Cheap Russian Music Sites Have Pirate Suppliers

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Although they’ve been around for a decade or more, Russian music download sites still come as a surprise to those encountering them for the first time. Apart from having some of the most extensive music libraries on the planet, they are ridiculously cheap. As the screenshot below of the current...
Some Cheap Russian Music Sites Have Pirate Suppliers

Amazon Launches Music Stores for Apple Devices

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Amazon has launched a version of its MP3 store geared specifically toward Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch that allows users to buy their music from Amazon on their devices and then access it anywhere....
Amazon Launches Music Stores for Apple Devices

‘India’s Amazon’ Flipkart set to launch music store, become more like…Amazon

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Indian ecommerce giant Flipkart is reported to be launching a DRM-free music store in the country this month as it expands its services for Internet users there. The firm, which earlier this month acquired fellow online retailer Letsbuy, will launch ‘Flyte’ before the end of this month, according to a...
‘India’s Amazon’ Flipkart set to launch music store, become more like…Amazon
Distro.fm Could Revolutionize Music with Artist Subscriptions

eMusic cuts subscription requirement from music store

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Music retailer eMusic has removed the subscription requirement in order to buy music from it's online store. The announcement by CEO Adam Klein brings eMusic in line with other online music stores in not charging customers a monthly fee just to be able to download songs, something that opens up...
eMusic cuts subscription requirement from music store

New iPad Vs. Kindle Fire: Guess Who Wins? (AMZN, AAPL)

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It's something we get asked all the time: "Should I buy an iPad or save some a few j and buy the Kindle Fire instead?" To some, that might sound like an insane query, but you'd be shocked how often it comes up. Now that we have a new...
New iPad Vs. Kindle Fire: Guess Who Wins? (AMZN, AAPL)

Artist Can't Get Pirated Music Off iTunes, Google and Microsoft Stores

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In 2008 Benn Jordan was one of the first artists to publicly revolt against Apple, after the company sold his album on iTunes without sharing any of the revenue. In a counter move Jordan decided to share all of his music on BitTorrent for free. This worked out pretty well...
Artist Can't Get Pirated Music Off iTunes, Google and Microsoft Stores

Galaxy S4 Is a Good, but Not a Great, Step Up

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[ See post to watch video ] Samsung has been on a roll. The success of its many models of smartphones, aided by massive marketing campaigns, has made it by far the leading maker of devices running on Google’s Android operating system and the chief rival to Apple in smartphones....
Galaxy S4 Is a Good, but Not a Great, Step Up

Twitter's Music App Will Let You Watch, Too, With Help From Vevo

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If you want a very good idea of what Twitter’s music app will look like, you should check out Casey Newton’s detailed report at CNET. Back? OK. Here are a few more details I’ve gleaned from people familiar with Twitter’s plans for the app: SoundCloud and iTunes won’t be the...
Twitter's Music App Will Let You Watch, Too, With Help From Vevo

Monstro creates playlists from music shared on Twitter

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Monstro is a new, free music service that captures music shared on Twitter, launching today at the SF MusicTech Summit. Monstro adds a new dimension to discovering music via social media by connecting people, globally, and allowing anyone to share music and listen whenever they like. It searches across multiple...
Monstro creates playlists from music shared on Twitter

New Features in iOS 6 Receive Spotty Support from Older Devices

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Apple claims that iOS 6, the next version of its iPhone and iPad operating system, is "compatible" with devices as old as the iPhone 3GS. The 3GS was originally released nearly three years ago in June 2009 -- an eternity in gadget time. However, at the bottom of Apple's iOS...
New Features in iOS 6 Receive Spotty Support from Older Devices

Samsung Galaxy S4: review roundup

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US reviewers have got their hands on Samsung's new flagship smartphone - is it better than the iPhone 5 or HTC One?Samsung's Galaxy S4 - its new flagship smartphone - is in the hands of reviewers in the US, who have given their verdict. Here's a roundup.AllThingsD/Wall Street Journal: "Galaxy...
Samsung Galaxy S4: review roundup

Supreme Court sides with bookseller in major copyright ruling, says resale is ok

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In a court ruling that has major implications for used good merchants across the country, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision that forbid a textbook seller from reselling textbooks that he had purchased from overseas. In a 6-3 ruling, the court rejected publisher John Wiley’s interpretation of a...
Supreme Court sides with bookseller in major copyright ruling, says resale is ok
Blackberry web store finally gets movies, TV shows an movies

Official Artwork for Madonna's “M.D.N.A.”

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In March this year, the waiting will be over: Madonna's latest studio album, the one called “M.D.N.A.,” will be out in music stores all over the world. Above is the official artwork for it. Since it's called “M.D.N.A.,” which is actually a pseudo-blend of “Madonna,” it's no wonder that the...
Official Artwork for Madonna's “M.D.N.A.”

UK gang sentenced for scamming royalties from iTunes, Amazon

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A gang of 11 people of have been imprisoned or given suspended sentences in the UK after being convicted of scamming the Amazon and iTunes music stores out of royalty payments, according to Digital Trends. The scheme involved uploading music to the services and then buying it with stolen and...
UK gang sentenced for scamming royalties from iTunes, Amazon

Google Fails to Punish "Pirate" Sites in Search Results, RIAA Says

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For years entertainment industry groups have lobbied search engines to penalize sites that link to a high number of copyrighted files, and last summer Google appeared to succumb to these demands. The search engine announced that it would take into consideration the number of DMCA takedown notices it receives against...
Google Fails to Punish "Pirate" Sites in Search Results, RIAA Says

Why it pays to shop around for music

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Though you may prefer to keep all your music downloads in one digital basket, you can save money by checking out different online music stores....
Why it pays to shop around for music
Finally--one iTunes Store to rule them all (in Europe)

TuneCore Fires Last Remaining Founder, Gets Into Ridiculously Petty Fight With Jeff Price

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Last summer, we wrote about some of the bizarre happenings at TuneCore, a very cool and useful service that has helped more musicians actually make money than probably any other service out there, ever. It basically became the de facto standard for musicians who wanted to get their music into...
TuneCore Fires Last Remaining Founder, Gets Into Ridiculously Petty Fight With Jeff Price

BlackBerry partners with Zimbalam to offer independent music on the BlackBerry World store

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BlackBerry has partnered with Zimbalam, a digital music distribution service aimed at independent and developing artists, to offer music by unsigned musicians on the BlackBerry World store. It’s not clear whether the music will simply be piped to BlackBerry’s existing platform, or if Zimbalam will be offering its own app...
BlackBerry partners with Zimbalam to offer independent music on the BlackBerry World store

Samsung plans to make Music Hub available for non-Samsung devices, pitting it against Google and Amazon

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Samsung has big plans for its cloud-based Music Hub offering. In addition to rolling it out across the company’s own range of connected devices, the intention is to then expand it more widely to support hardware by other manufacturers too, the company tells us. Music Hub is a cloud-based service...
Samsung plans to make Music Hub available for non-Samsung devices, pitting it against Google and Amazon
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