October 25th, 2012 by Darren Hemmings

Yesterday a post from Richard Metzger over on his excellent Dangerous Minds website started going viral. Entitled “FACEBOOK: I WANT MY FRIENDS BACK”, it ranted about a much-covered topic, namely...

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September 18th, 2012 by Darren Hemmings


Today, Amazon finally launched its Cloud Player service in the UK, France and Germany. Akin to iTunes Match, the core premise of the service is that you can upload your digital music collection into the...

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September 10th, 2012 by Darren Hemmings


It’s been interesting reading Grizzly Bear’s thoughts on Spotify over this weekend. One comment that particularly caught my eye was this one: “Not saying that Spotify doesn’t spread...

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August 14th, 2012 by Darren Hemmings


I’ve had a couple of very interesting discussions recently regarding advertising in general, but also with specific reference to music websites. The suggestion from some site owners is that the income...

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June 14th, 2012 by Darren Hemmings

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Yesterday TheNextWeb reported that Facebook is rolling out a new “Share Music” button to your status update box which, when clicked, would allow you to share any song you like to your friends....

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June 8th, 2012 by Darren Hemmings

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For the last few weeks I’ve been using Rdio and of late something has become clear: I am now using it far, far more than Spotify, to which I am also a Premium Subscriber. Why? Because as a user experience,...

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April 26th, 2012 by Darren Hemmings

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I was using Facebook earlier and realised something I’m not sure has been widely mentioned before now. As well as adding a “Listen” button to Fan Pages, Facebook further extends this...

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April 20th, 2012 by Music Ally

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Sandbox caught up with five digital marketers within music to get their thoughts on the subject. They were Aaron Bogucki, senior digital manager, Polydor Records; David Emery, head of marketing, Beggars...

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April 18th, 2012 by Darren Hemmings


Today Spotify announced that it was to launch branded apps in conjunction with Coca-Cola, Reebok, McDonald’s, Intel and AT&T. So, I thought I’d gauge intial response from my followers...

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