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Beyond Oblivion shuts down before ever launching commercially

Digital music startup Beyond Oblivion has shut down, having failed to launch a commercial version of its service. After rumours swept the industry yesterday (30-Dec), CEO Adam Kidron confirmed the news to the Financial Times....
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With Teeth: Last FM – The Key To Quality In Social Music

Like a few people in digital marketing circles, I found myself reading the Spotify/Facebook integration announcements (and F8 in general) and asking myself one question: “Where are Last FM?”. After all, everything...
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Last.fm launches new Discover HTML5 web app

Things are busying up again at Last.fm, with the launch of a new HTML5 web app this morning called Last.fm Discover. The idea: it will help people discover songs from the company’s catalogue of three million tracks...
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Omnifone unveils Rara digital music service but faces ‘arrogant’ claims from Merlin

Omnifone has unveiled a major new direct-to-consumer digital music service called Rara.com, which is launching in 16 countries today. However, it’s also the latest service to face stinging criticism from Merlin for...
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With Teeth: Beggars’ David Emery Responds To Facebook Pages Article

David Emery – Head of Digital Marketing for Beggars Group – is a person whose opinions I respect enormously. The irony of this is that often our opinions differ quite a bit, but any discussion with him regarding...
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Music Ally Report : Shark Hunters

- Could Grooveshark be the last service to exploit the DMCA? - Digital music business trends of 2011 - New Startups and Apps: Senzari, Picotube - Market profile: Mexico - Comment: Darren Hemmings - Deals and stats
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With Teeth: Are Facebook Pages still a valuable marketing platform for bands?

Former [PIAS] Head of Digital Marketing Darren Hemmings has been busy of late. Having founded new strategic digital marketing agency Motive Unknown he is also working with Infectious Music and clothing brand Fly53 among others,...
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Liveblog: Spotify announces its ‘new direction’ in New York

We’re not in New York. We’re in London, at Spotify’s simulcast of its New York press conference for journalists and industry folk. CEO Daniel Ek is going to announce a “new direction” for the...
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Top 10 Things Spotify Might Announce at its ‘New Direction’ Event Tonight

Tonight sees Spotify’s press launch in New York to announce a “new direction” for the streaming music service, which is strongly tipped to be a Facebook-style applications platform to help developers build...
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Hands on with the Spotify TV app for Virgin Media’s TiVO box

This morning, we woke up to find our Virgin Media PVR had updated its software during the night, with the update including the long-awaited Spotify TV app. Naturally, we jumped on for a quick play. It’s slick and works...
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Extended Interview: Jason Herskowitz of Tomahawk

Tomahawk describes itself as “the anti-iTunes” and looks to aggregate a variety of digital music services and sources within a single platform-agnostic player. It sprung from the open source community, with a helping...
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Music Ally Report : Platform power‏

In this week’s report: – Our lead asks whether the future of online music might rest in the hands of just five companies. Is Spotify about to become a ‘power platform’? – Our feature interview is...