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Digital marketing lessons from WMG, Kobalt and Lounge Books

Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit conference in London yesterday included three short’n’sharp sessions where digital marketers outlined the lessons they learned from recent campaigns. Warner Music Group’s senior VP of...
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Music Ally Report 398 – Tube Exit

Lead: Music Ally has heard that at least one major label is threatening to pull its content from YouTube before Christmas. This could prove to be a negotiating strategy/last resort, but what would happen if they actually...
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Invest with Diplo in Chemistry Spirits (?)

We are now in a post-post-irony environment on the internet. Miasmas of meta-memes mean it is impossible to separate what is real from what is just affected as real. It’s like all those terrible books and articles by Baudrillard...
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Hachette tests selling books via Twitter

We’ve seen a few artists experiment with selling music directly from tweets through companies like Chirpify and Gumroad. Now the idea is spreading to the book publishing world. Major publisher Hachette announced plans yesterday...
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Amazon and book publisher Hachette settle their differences

The long-running (and poisonously public) dispute between Amazon and book publisher Hachette appears to be over, after the companies agreed a new deal over ebook pricing. Hachette will now get full control over setting the...
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How Amazon became a villain for some book publishers

Music Ally has been following the dispute between Amazon and publisher Hachette from a distance: it’s an instructive example of the kind of battles between Big Tech and entertainment/media companies that could become more...
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Authors United pressing for US antitrust investigation into Amazon

The dispute between Amazon and Hachette – and by extension a growing group of writers campaigning under the banner of Authors United – continues. The latest authors to sign up to protest Amazon’s decision to bar...
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One Direction Who We Are autobiography gets official app

A reminder, if you need it, that this week sees the release of One Direction: Who We Are – the official autobiography of the band published by HarperCollins. And since this is 2014, there's an app for that. The publisher...
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Amazon v Hachette row steps up a notch after Authors United letter

Amazon's war of words with book publisher Hachette has stepped up a notch in recent days, with an open letter signed by authors provoking further communications from both companies. It's safe to say neither is in the mood...
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Apple ebooks ruling won’t apply to music

There has been a lot of speculation about what the outcome of the ruling relating to Apple and price-fixing of ebooks would have on its sale of other content.
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Beck to release new album Song Reader as a… book?

Never an artist to stick to convention, Beck's new album will be released as a physical book by Faber.
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e-book sales overtake hardbacks in the US

The book publishing industry is enjoying its own digital tipping point in 2012, with the Association of American Publishers claiming that sales of e-books overtook hardback books in the first quarter of this year.