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Jonas Brothers team with AOL for Cambio video site

Disney trio the Jonas Brothers have had digitally savvy people around them from early in their career - witness their use of Ustream to run live videocasts for their fans. Now they've signed a deal with AOL to launch a new...

Advertisers hot for live gig streams

One of the digital trends we've been covering in the last year is the renewed popularity of webcast gigs, through new startups like Ustream and Livestream, as well as (for big acts) via YouTube and Vevo...

ArtistData nearing 3.75m updates for artists

Social aggregation service ArtistData says it's on the verge of sending 3.75 million updates for its artist customers. The service lets bands update lots of social media services at once, including MySpace, Facebook and Twitter...

Your band in Rock Band

Harmonix, maker of the Rock Band game, has since the beginning of this year allowed indie and unsigned bands into the game via the Rock Band Network. To get involved they need the stems of their recordings, an XBox 360 with...

MFlow wants its MTV

MFlow is a new social music store that has been compared by some to a music-centric equivalent of Twitter, where users "flow" music recommendations to one another. Yesterday it teamed up with MTV Networks UK & Ireland to...

You’ll Like this…not a lot

Amidst the continued controversy over Facebook's privacy implications, the social network continues to refine its technology, most recently releasing a new Insights section to help marketers understand whether their content...

Digital Marketing Training – London and Manchester

Music Ally will be re-running our two-day digital marketing course, on Thursday 24th June and Thursday 1st July in central London AND on Wednesday 21st and Wednesday 28th July in Manchester. The course is designed to meet...

MOG adds ads for Sony

MOG, the hybrid blog and music service, has added Sony Music Entertainment's family of sites to to its advertising network. As a result over 100 Sony sites will be accessible to MOG advertisers...

Skyrockit launches Delicious Vinyl remix app

Hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl is also hitting the App Store, with a remix app created by Skyrockit. The app is available for iPhone and iPad, and lets fans remix songs by Tone Loc, The Pharcyde, Young MC, Fatlip, the Brand...

DJ Shadow launches official iPhone app

DJ Shadow is the latest artist to launch his own iPhone app, and it's got a few features beyond the standard promotional fare.

Jewel plans ‘world’s largest album release party’

US artist Jewel is the guinea pig for a new service called First Spin, created by Velocity Broadcasting. She'll be playing a gig that will be streamed to clubs, restaurants and cinemas around the US to promote her new album...

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....