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Posts tagged with Music

Google finally launches Google Music

After what seems like years of rumors and speculation, Google finally launched a digital music service yesterday.

Dubbed Google Music, the service can be accessed through a mobile app and the Android Market website. Through deals with EMI, Universal, Sony and a multitude of indie labels, Google says that it's today offering upwards of 8m songs, with millions more coming soon.

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Spotify's new freemium: a little less 'free'

The internet has popularized the freemium model like no other channel, but building a successful business on this model can be quite a challenge.

One company that has succeeded: Spotify, the Swedish company that has become Europe's most popular music streaming service.

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MySpace can partner with brands. Without users, it doesn't matter.

MySpace may not have as many users as Facebook, but the company is trying to reposition itself (again) as a place where brands can find traction online.

The trouble is, brands usually follow users. Can MySpace flip that equation on its head and use great brand partnerships to attract users?

MySpace executives hope so.

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Five tips for promoting brands on Spotify

Spotify has resources, a huge (and growing) entrenched audience and some great opportunities to create long lasting, effective brand positioning and positive sentiment, making it a great marketing platform.

Here’s a few quick tips to get your marketing push started on the music streaming service.

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Google adding music to search

Google pretty much has its bases covered. Looking for an image? There's Google Images. Looking for a video? Video results appear in search. As do products.

But one thing has been noticeably absent: music. Which is not an insignificant fact given that two of the top 10 search queries in the United States are music-related. But Google being Google, it has a plan for music.

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Spotify launches MP3 download service

Spotify, the joyous music app, has launched an updated download service, seemingly in a bid to generate additional revenue.

The move comes a month or so after Spotify enabled offline access for both the deskptop and iPhone app. It makes it much easier to purchase songs, by promoting the download service via highly visible icons. Previously you had to jump through hoops if you wanted to buy music via Spotify.

Songs cost 79p and full albums are available for £7.99, though not every song or album can currently be purchased. Downloads can be added to Spotify playlists in the usual way.

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App review: Spotify on iPhone

The eagerly awaited Spotify app is now available for download for UK and European mobile users to download, for both Android and iPhone users.

The app allows you to sync playlists, stream music to your phone through a wi-fi connection, and best of all, to access playlists when you are offline.

I've been trying the new Spotify iPhone app out...

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Songkick launches as IMDB for concerts

London-based startup Songkick has just launched its social network for gig-goers, which lists a million gigs, new and old.

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The Songkick site is a database of concerts and tour histories crawled from around the web, so users can not only see upcoming gigs, but add pictures, ticket stubs, and review and reminisce about their favourite concerts.

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UK internet users like ads, sort of

It's commonly accepted in the online publishing world that internet users don't like ads. While 'hate' might be strong word, it's hard to argue that advertising is an internet user's best friend.

For publishers relying on ads to pay the bills, that usually means one thing: striking an appropriate balance. Enough ads to pay the bills, not so many ads that your users 'hate' you.

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Q&A David Maher Roberts on music recommendation service The Filter

The FilterBacked by Peter Gabriel, The Filter is a recommendation engine that provides users with suggestions for music, movies and videos.

I've been talking to CEO David Maher Roberts about how The Filter has progressed since it launched last year, its recommendation services, and its applications for other businesses...

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Site review: Spotify

Swedish startup Spotify launched its online music streaming service in public beta a few months ago, looking to compete with established music sites like Last.fm.

Offering either subscription or ad supported version of its service, Spotify offers the artist and related tracks radio that is a feature of Last.fm, but has also provided a good range of tracks that can be listened to on-demand.

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Is a new broadband 'tax' to fight piracy on the way?

The battle against digital piracy is one of the most controversial subjects when it comes to the online economy.

The wide availability of peer-to-peer filesharing services and websites that promote content sharing has been a thorn in the side of the recording and movie industries.

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