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Philip Kaplan’s Social Network Fandalism Has Quietly Grown To 350K Musicians

The 404 1,213: Where Sphere says no to Yes to the Dress (podcast)

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Sphere's Law of Recurring Subject Matter argues that, given enough time, all conversations with Steve Guttenberg will inevitably become audiocentric. As usual, The Audiophiliac brings a ransom list of talking points today, including Spotify robbing musicians, Benford's law, Say Yes to the Dress, and a Monoprice controversy. [Read more]...
The 404 1,213: Where Sphere says no to Yes to the Dress (podcast)

Q&A: Andru Edwards gears up for Seattle Mind Camp 8

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Seattle Mind Camp organizer Andru Edwards Seattle tech writer Andru Edwards, the editor in chief of GearLive.com and a GeekWire contributor, is also the organizer of the longstanding Seattle Mind Camp “unconference” — the 8th installment of which will be held Dec. 15 and 16 in Seattle. So what is...
Q&A: Andru Edwards gears up for Seattle Mind Camp 8

Amazon.com backs WhoSay to help celebs manage Twitter and Facebook posts

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Amazon.com is among the backers participating in a $12 million financing round for WhoSay, an online service that helps musicians, athletes and other celebrities better manage their Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr accounts. Comcast Ventures led the round with existing investors Greylock Partners, Amazon and High Peaks Ventures also participating. Comcast...
Amazon.com backs WhoSay to help celebs manage Twitter and Facebook posts
Criminal Creativity: Untangling Cover Song Licensing on YouTube

Sony BMG takes Beyonce's official YouTube channel down for "copyright infringement"

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Filed under: Business, Video, Commercial, Op-Ed In an act of corporate insanity that reminds me of military behavior as described in Catch 22, Sony BMG removed the videos from Beyonce's official YouTube channel for "copyright infringement." It is her channel, and she is their artist. This is awesome! I mean,...
Sony BMG takes Beyonce's official YouTube channel down for "copyright infringement"

Top 10 Free Ways To Discover New Music Online

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Bored with your music and want to discover some new bands or singers? There are two main ways you can do that online. You can use services which create music maps, allowing you to explore artists similar in genre to the artists you already listen to. Or you can use...
Top 10 Free Ways To Discover New Music Online

Founder Tim Westergren Says Some Musicians Earn Over $2 Million A Year From Pandora

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Pandora founder Tim Westergren denied claims that musicians earn peanuts from streaming services and said lower royalty rates would bolster innovation today at SF MusicTech. “There are a couple artists making over $2M on Pandora, some artists making over $100K a year”. Westergren said the rumor that artists only make $15 a...
Founder Tim Westergren Says Some Musicians Earn Over $2 Million A Year From Pandora

Mobile, Adele, Halo, Will Smith, Porsche, Target, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

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Facebook for Every Phone once again topped our list of growing Facebook pages, reaching almost 3 million new Likes this week. There were several musicians, movies, games, sports, and brand pages that also made the list. Pages on our list this week grew from between 326,100 to 2.9 million...
Mobile, Adele, Halo, Will Smith, Porsche, Target, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

UK gets official Top 100 music streaming chart next week, Billboard seen crying in the corner

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Used to be, musicians were judged (commercially speaking, of course) by how much radio play they got and how many albums and singles they sold. The UK's answer to Billboard, the Official Charts Company, has seen a future filled with streaming music from services like Spotify, Napster and Deezer...
UK gets official Top 100 music streaming chart next week, Billboard seen crying in the corner
Facebook adds 'Listen' button to artist pages, takes you straight to Spotify, MOG, and Rdio
Jack White and Gary Oldman join forces for Amex concert webcast

Apple objects to showing Eminem case files in separate Unive

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Apple is fighting a discovery request in a class action lawsuit brought by musicians like Rick James and Rob Zombie against Universal Music, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Specifically the plaintiffs want access to trial exhibits, expert reports, depositions, and other material from a suit by FBT Productions against UMG subsidiary...
Apple objects to showing Eminem case files in separate Unive

Sonic Notify Launches Platform For Broadcasters And Retailers To Connect With Mobile Apps Through Audio Signals

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Since 2011, Sonic Notify has been working on a platform that will allow broadcasters, retailers, and events organizers to instantly provide users with multimedia content and deals, through audio recognition technology that instantly triggers push notifications and alerts through mobile apps. Now that technology is live, enabling anyone with an...
Sonic Notify Launches Platform For Broadcasters And Retailers To Connect With Mobile Apps Through Audio Signals

KORG updates MicroStation 61 keyboard

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KORG has just released its updated MicroStation keyboard that can connect right to computers or tablets and let musicians record performances without having to use a third device. Meant to help during songwriting, use as a live keyboard, or adding new beats to music, the mini keyboard has 61 Natural...
KORG updates MicroStation 61 keyboard
Apple fans are already camping out for the iPhone 5 (but it's not just for an iPhone)

Music royalties fight continues #thecircuit

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Music royalties: The debate over music royalties is heating up as 125 musicians ranging from Rihanna to Billy Joel signed a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to oppose a Pandora-backed bill that would see Internet, cable and satellite radio services put under the same royalty-payment structure. Read full article...
Music royalties fight continues #thecircuit
'On The Record': how the internet changed heavy metal

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

Tumblr’s editorial hires lead to “Storyboard,” a hub to feature creative users

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Back in early February, word got out that Tumblr had hired an editorial team to surface noteworthy content from the network. Now, Tumblr has announced the results of this initiative, which takes the form of Storyboard, a hub for in-depth conversations with Tumblr’s creative community. We had known that Tumblr’s editorial team...
Tumblr’s editorial hires lead to “Storyboard,” a hub to feature creative users

Google launches "Studio Mode" for Google+ Hangouts to optimize sound for music instead of conversations

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As we've written before, musicians have adopted Google+ Hangouts as a way to draw a crowd without having to hop into the tour bus. In fact, one of the most......
Google launches "Studio Mode" for Google+ Hangouts to optimize sound for music instead of conversations

Pandora Tanks After A Miss On EPS, Revenue (P)

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Pandora's fourth-quarter earnings are out, and it looks like it's a miss on the top and bottom lines. The stock is tanking right now, down about 13 percent. Here's a breakdown, compared to Wall Street estimates: Q4 EPS: -$0.03 vs. -$0.02 Wall Street expectations Q4 Revenue: $81 million vs....
Pandora Tanks After A Miss On EPS, Revenue (P)

Ed Burns To Make A New Short Film Each Month In 2013, With Help From Twitter Followers

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We're always interested in neat experiments concerning creativity. We've written about filmmaker Ed Burns, who has plenty of "big" Hollywood credits to his name, but last year went "micro" with a $9,000 budget film. It appears he's still continuing down that inexpensive indie route. His latest plan, as announced on...
Ed Burns To Make A New Short Film Each Month In 2013, With Help From Twitter Followers

Sean Parker: Spotify is better than Napster ever was

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Spotify execs take stage at D10 and talk about how their model leverages musicians' back catalogs, and how Apple may or may not have tried to block the company in the U.S. [Read more]...
Sean Parker: Spotify is better than Napster ever was

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

Limited Run Alleges 80 Percent Of Its Facebook Ad Clicks Were Bots

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News updates all day from Fast Company. Limited Run, a digital distribution outfit specializing in labels, musicians and artists, has decided to take down its Facebook account after discovering through its custom-built "page logger" that 80 percent of the clicks on its ads that Facebook was charging them for came...
Limited Run Alleges 80 Percent Of Its Facebook Ad Clicks Were Bots
Making a real-life animated GIF of Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood's apocalyptic album art

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

Tumblr Play: The secret microblog version of Twitter #Music that never was

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Last week, Twitter launched its new social music discovery app #Music. A lot of us thought that this was a long time coming, as musicians are a big component of Twitter’s celebrity users, and many of them follow other musicians, creating an easily exploitable way to expose users to popular...
Tumblr Play: The secret microblog version of Twitter #Music that never was

Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone” Gets Indie Pop Cover [VIDEO]

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Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone” video went ultra viral after it premiered on Vevo last week, and now a new cover of the jam has blown up (albeit on a smaller scale): Enter “Telephone” (the super twee, adorable version), by Pomplamoose. You might remember Pomplamoose (a.k.a. musicians Jack Conte...
Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone” Gets Indie Pop Cover [VIDEO]
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