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Google's Knowledge Graph helps you find concerts to go to with "Upcoming Events"

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Knowledge Graph has been an extremely helpful addition to Google search results, as I’ve learned more than I ever wanted to about people like Chuck Norris and the guy who sings “Hello.” Here’s something that I didn’t know though, Knowledge Graph will help you find upcoming performances by your favorite...
Google's Knowledge Graph helps you find concerts to go to with "Upcoming Events"
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Songkick Helps Fans Bring Their Favorite Musician To London

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When we talk about alternative business models for music, one that always is discussed is live performances. Like it or not, this is a very big (and growing at a rapid rate) part of the market. We've never argued that live performance is the only alternative business model (though some...
Songkick Helps Fans Bring Their Favorite Musician To London

Yet Another Musician Discovers That Free, Implemented Well, Can Increase Fans & Make You More Money

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I almost didn't post this story, because we've seen nearly the same thing so many times -- but seeing the surprise that some have expressed about musician Andy Othling's post about giving away his music for free for a day (with a pay what you want campaign via his Bandcamp...
Yet Another Musician Discovers That Free, Implemented Well, Can Increase Fans & Make You More Money
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Ringo Starr Loves 'Price Is Right,' Thinks Drew Carey 'Looks Gorgeous!'

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A-list stars, they're just like the rest of us really. Take Ringo Starr, for example. Forever immortalized as a member of The Beatles, yet he loves to kick back and watch "The Price Is Right."Chatting to Craig Ferguson on "The Late Late Show" (Weeknights, 12:30 a.m. EST on CBS) Ringo...
Ringo Starr Loves 'Price Is Right,' Thinks Drew Carey 'Looks Gorgeous!'

Awesome Stuff: Cool Product Designs

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For this week's awesome stuff, we've got three different projects that just caught my eye for being different and interesting in a design sense. I don't know about you, but I've had a few too many experiencing having to try to inflate an air mattress of some kind or another,...
Awesome Stuff: Cool Product Designs
Google reinvents search—again—with Knowledge Graph

Facebook places 'Listen' button on artist pages, now takes you to your go-to streaming app instantly

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If navigating away from a musician's timeline on Facebook to get a quick listen isn't your favorite activity, you're in luck. The folks in Palo Alto dropped a "Listen" button on artist pages today, giving you access to popular tracks instantly. Situated right beside the ever important "Like" button,...
Facebook places 'Listen' button on artist pages, now takes you to your go-to streaming app instantly

The "United Breaks Guitar" guy launches Resolution1, a platform for brands to handle customer feedback

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A couple of years ago, a musician encountered some trouble while flying on United Airlines and his property got damaged. When attempting to get the proper customer support wasn’t possible, he took to social media and created a YouTube sensation called “United Breaks Guitars“. The jaunty tune caught on like...
The "United Breaks Guitar" guy launches Resolution1, a platform for brands to handle customer feedback

Myspace re-enters the social media ring with yet another rebrand

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Justin Timberlake shed his boy band image to launch a successful career. Can he help Myspace do the same thing?In its protracted battle to remain relevant, MySpace previewed a significantly rebooted version of its website on Monday.In a promo video tweeted by Myspace investor Justin Timberlake, the website showcased its...
Myspace re-enters the social media ring with yet another rebrand
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Want To Be A 'Signed' Musician? Any And All Records Will Take You

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One of the more frustrating things in the startup world is the view that many have that the "goal" is to raise VC funding, and then everything's "done." The same sort of thing seems to happen in the music industry, whereby many musicians get so focused on being "signed" to...
Want To Be A 'Signed' Musician? Any And All Records Will Take You

Songza adds updated features to its iOS music streaming app, as it passes 6 million downloads

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Songza, the New York-based music streaming service, has recently hit the 6 million download benchmark, and the startup is celebrating the occasion by launching enhanced UI and functionality updates to its iOS app. In case you’re unfamiliar with it, Songza distinguishes itself within the music streaming space with its eye...
Songza adds updated features to its iOS music streaming app, as it passes 6 million downloads

For PandoDaily Readers: An Exclusive First Listen To ELEW's New Album

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Back in 2009, I wrote a column for the Guardian about ELEW, a pianist who had recently performed at the White House and also received a standing ovation at TED. Except, describing ELEW as a pianist is like describing Picasso as a painter: it’s technically true but such an understatement...
For PandoDaily Readers: An Exclusive First Listen To ELEW's New Album

Deezer launches 'recharged' Android app in beta with a fresh design, predictive search and mini-player

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On-demand music streaming service Deezer moved one step closer to launching an Android app today, after it released a new and “recharged” beta version to the public. The app has a few crucial new features, including predictive search, to keep users away from rival services such as Spotify and Rdio. It...
Deezer launches 'recharged' Android app in beta with a fresh design, predictive search and mini-player

Will.i.am brings his $475 iPhone camera accessory to Macworld

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Critics have charged that it's ugly, expensive and useless, but the musician says he's got a vision and he's sticking to itIt has been called garish, ugly and doomed but the musician Will.i.am thinks fashionistas will persuade Americans to love his $475 iPhone camera accessory.The Black Eyed Peas star is...
Will.i.am brings his $475 iPhone camera accessory to Macworld

This Is The Best Thing That Came From Google's Awesome Moog Doodle (GOOG)

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Yesterday's Google Doodle was a Moog keyboard in honor of its inventor, Robert Moog. Here's one of the most ambitious uses of it we've seen by a musician named Brett Domino, who uses it to cover Daft Punk's "Aerodynamic." Please follow SAI: Tools on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about...
This Is The Best Thing That Came From Google's Awesome Moog Doodle (GOOG)

David Byrne: One Of My Albums Sat On The Shelf For A Year Because Label Wanted DRM And I Didn't

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David Byrne, who has definitely been one of the more enlightened musicians for quite some time (using Creative Commons all the way back in 2004? Yup) when it comes to understanding both technology and new business models, recently sat down for an interview with Cory Doctorow about how the music...
David Byrne: One Of My Albums Sat On The Shelf For A Year Because Label Wanted DRM And I Didn't
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The Difference Between Nuanced Discussion And The Evil Underbelly Of The Internet Is Apparently A Fine Line Indeed

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We recently posted what I thought was an interesting essay by musician Erin McKeown on her reaction to seeing someone copy a song of hers, and have that other song become a "hit." We thought it was an interesting and nuanced exploration of some of the challenges of being a...
The Difference Between Nuanced Discussion And The Evil Underbelly Of The Internet Is Apparently A Fine Line Indeed

Are The Old Enablers Becoming The New Gatekeepers?

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We've argued, for a long time, that just railing against "middlemen" misses the point. There are always middlemen. But not all middlemen are created equal. The distinction, that we've discussed multiple times, is the difference between enablers and gatekeepers. That is, historically, many middlemen came to power because they were...
Are The Old Enablers Becoming The New Gatekeepers?
Jonathan Coulton re-releases 'Baby Got Back' cover in protest of 'Glee'
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Neil Young: Steve Jobs preferred vinyl, wanted new format

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Musician Neil Young in an interview at the D: Dive Into Media conference made the contentious claim that Apple's late chief Steve Jobs would have been pushing hard for improved audio quality. The "Needle and the Damage Done" creator claimed that Jobs, despite creating the iPod for digital music, preferred...
Neil Young: Steve Jobs preferred vinyl, wanted new format
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