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Gaga and Bieber managers talk online music marketing

During a music-themed panel at the TechCrunch Disrupt yesterday, the managers of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber talked about their digital marketing strategies....

NBA star’s group ticketing Facebook offer has lessons for artists

Phoenix Sun basketballer Amar'e Stoudemire has just done something pretty innovative on his Facebook page, which music artists might learn from. He teamed up with AtCost.com and Razorgator Tickets to launch a group buying...

Pendulum get streaming sampler for new album launch

WMG act Pendulum's new album Immersion came out yesterday, but you won't find the full thing available to stream on services like Spotify and we7. Both services have a five-track sampler instead, with the same five full songs...

Pepsi to launch Proper music downloads campaign

Pepsi has teamed up with entertainment firm Bluewave Group for a new campaign to offer music downloads from new and established artists. Due to launch later this year, it will be marketed under Pepsi's 'Proper' umbrella,...

Amanda Palmer and OK Go team for webcast and contests

They're both inescapable online, and now Amanda Palmer and OK Go are teaming up for a joint webcast tonight, hosted by livestreaming service Ustream. The gig is to promote a pair of creative fan-contests being launched on...

Michael Jackson still the top musician on Facebook

Want a speedy way to tell which artists are flying high on Facebook? Fan Page List is a site that, yes, lists fan pages on the social network. More usefully, it lists them in order...

Paco Rabanne launches live music site

Perfume brand Paco Rabanne has launched a site called Black XS Live Sound, which aims to promote its latest fragrance using music. The company plans to film a series of gigs by up-and-coming bands in Japan, Turkey, Spain,...

Who’s behind YouTube sensation Greyson Chance?

Heard of Greyson Chance? It might be soon hard to avoid him. The 12 year-old is currently 'doing a Susan Boyle' - shooting to fame via YouTube. Specifically, his piano'n'vocals performance of Lady Gaga's Paparazzi at a junior...

Snoop Dogg to get virtual gifts from PlaySpan

Snoop Dogg is the latest artist to try to cash in on the growth of virtual items. The rapper has signed a licensing deal with virtual goods firms PlaySpan and Virtual Greats to sell a range of items, including hats, sunglasses,...

Wondering why you lost all your Twitter followers yesterday?

Don't worry, it isn't permanent. Yesterday, some enterprising Twitter users discovered a bug that let anyone force any other user to follow them, simply by tweeting 'accept' and a Twitter username (for example 'accept @musically').

Stereophonics team with MySpace to find support act

Artists getting smaller bands to pay for support slots on their tours? That's so noughties. What about finding them through The Power Of Social Media instead? That's what the Stereophonics are doing, teaming up with MySpace,...

Mercury launches interactive video for Tiffany Page

UMG subsidiary Mercury Music Group has launched an interactive music video for new artist Tiffany Page, which is being showcased on her own website...