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REPORT 410: AR SPECIAL–MUSIC’S AUGMENTED FUTURE

Lead: Take an in-depth look into the world of AR and ask if this is finally the time for a technology that has been knocking on the door for some time now to finally take off in a meaningful way. Beyond Music: Try these brilliant...
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Sandbox 168: Archive Mind Catalogue Marketing In The Social Media Age

Lead: As we approach “peak Q4”, it is a time of year when catalogues get a major push as part of the Christmas gifting market. But catalogues, like dogs, are not just for Christmas. How are catalogues maintained and how...
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Apple’s music relaunch tipped to reach Russia early

Well, this is somewhat sketchy in terms of sources: Billboard reports that Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported that its sources within labels there say that Russia will be one of the first countries to get Apple’s new...
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Spotify attacks reports of free tier limitations

Last week’s claim by Digital Music News that Spotify “may soon be limiting its free, ad-supported access to just three months” has been sharply slapped down by the streaming service. “It’s totally false. The model...
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HMV claims physical music is fuelling its comeback

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No, Facebook isn’t launching a ‘Dislike’ button

Early reports last night from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s second public Q&A session suggested that the social network is considering adding a ‘Dislike’ button for those updates where a Like seems inappropriate....
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Foo Fighters team up with HBO for Facebook live stream

The Foo Fighters are the latest artist to livestream a gig on Facebook, but their partner comes from the broadcasting world: HBO. The band’s Chicago gig will be streamed on Facebook on 17 October, as part of the launch...
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Reports claim Tesco’s Blinkbox service could be up for sale

UK streaming music service Blinkbox has been a quiet success on one level this past year, with 1m registered users and more than 1bn streams, with its backer Tesco helping it reach a more mainstream audience. Yet an analyst...
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Twitter looking to raise $1.5bn in convertible notes

Earlier this week, Twitter launched its in-tweet purchasing functionality and now it is looking to offer out $1.5bn in convertible notes to fund its expansion plans.  Business Insider reports that the “convertible bonds...
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Beats and Apple push back on reports of more than 200 layoffs

Yesterday we reported on claims that around 200 staff were being laid off from Beats Electronics, as it moves to complete its acquisition by Apple. Now the two companies have clarified the situation: jobs are going, it’s...
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BPI says streaming helps offset falling album unit-sale

UK music industry body the BPI released its half-year sales figures yesterday, revealing that album unit-sales dropped 13.8% year-on-yea to 43.6m in the first half of 2012.
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Pop to the rescue

A new report from Informa's Music & Copyright reveals that sales of pop music around the world increased 2.3% last year to a value of $7.5bn.