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Mark Mulligan: ‘Delay releases to free platforms, not paid ones’

"It is free-to-consumer, ad supported streaming that needs to be pushed to the back of the queue and it is high time that the windowing and streaming debate in general makes a clear distinction between the two very different...
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Rhapsody gets Taylor Swift album and launches ‘liner notes’

Last Autumn, Rhapsody launched a hashtag-fuelled online protest campaign against the decision to withhold Taylor Swift's 'Red' album from streaming services.
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1.2m US sales for Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ in first week

How did Big Machine Label Group’s decision to keep Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ album off all streaming services, as well as Amazon and Google Play for its first week go? Pretty well: the album sold just over...
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Music Ally Report: Sofa So Good

Why Microsoft's new Xbox Music service is not an iTunes or Spotify killer but rather needs to be understood as more than just another standalone digital music service. It actually represents a wider battle for the living...
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Streaming service WiMP DOES have the new Taylor Swift album

We added this to our story yesterday on the streaming holdout for Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Red’, but it’s worth a post on its own, as the discussion gathers legs. Rhapsody, Spotify and Deezer might...
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Guess who else doesn’t have the Taylor Swift album…

As well as most streaming services, Taylor Swift's new album 'Red' is being held back from some major download stores: namely Google Play and Amazon MP3.
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Where’s Taylor Swift? She’s on Grooveshark, YouTube, BitTorrent…

Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Red’ is out this week, but for now you won’t find it on streaming music services like Rhapsody, Spotify or Deezer. Rhapsody’s senior director of content programming...
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Taylor Swift sells first-week 623k downloads of new single

“We are never ever getting back together,” Taylor Swift’s new single informs an ex-boyfriend. Expect her certainty to be reinforced by the sales: 623k copies of the song were bought digitally in the US alone...
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Justin Bieber has 1m Instagram followers

It seems Justin Bieber is proving fairly popular on photo-sharing service Instagram. He joined last July, and has since collected more than 1m followers - the first Instagram user to reach that milestone
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Phish and Taylor Swift get innovative iPhone apps

Phish and Taylor Swift have released official iPhone apps that go beyond the standard news'n'tourdates'n'tweets formula. Live Phish ties in with the LivePhish.com website, letting fans stream an archive of concerts from the...
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ScatterTunes selling enhanced Taylor Swift and Jewel albums

US digital music store ScatterTunes has started selling enhanced multimedia versions of the new albums from Taylor Swift and Jewel, with plans to add more in the coming weeks. The store is using its own V-Wrap format to add...
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Taylor Swift teams with Comcast for video-on-demand service

Kanye? Schmanye! Country star Taylor Swift has been digging out more gold via a partnership with US cable giant Comcast, which is launching a dedicated video-on-demand collection of her songs. It includes music videos, behind-the-scenes...