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Eminem, Dr Dre and 50 Cent set a new record for opening week download

Eminem, Dr Dre and 50 Cent set a new record for opening week download sales, with 418,000 people have downloaded the digital version of his Crack A Bottle. T.I’s held the previous record of 335,000 first week downloads....
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Spotify signs a licensing deal for the American catalogue of

Spotify signs a licensing deal for the American catalogue of Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), to couple the European license they already have.
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Smule, the company best known for the iPhone apps Ocarina and Sonic

Smule, the company best known for the iPhone apps Ocarina and Sonic Lighter, has completed a new $3.9 million round of financing.
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Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2008 stood at $152.6

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2008 stood at $152.6 million, down 3% year-on-year, while posting a net loss of $240.5 million for the quarter. The latter is down from Q4 2007’s net income of $2.7 million,...
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Snoop Dogg coming to Rock Band

We're shizzling our nizzles at the news today that a selection of Snoop Dogg tracks is coming to the Rock Band console game, although exact details and dates haven't been announced.However, it's part of a wider...
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Video Services

Mobile video services will account for 64% of all mobile data traffic, by 2013. Europeans with data-capable (non-3G) handsets used 800KB of data a month last year, with that rising to 18MB a month by 2013, US users make up...
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Telstra, the Australian mobile operator, has announced it is to buy a

Telstra, the Australian mobile operator, has announced it is to buy a controlling 67% stake in both China M and Sharp Point, two Chinese mobile firms. China M, is a mobile content firm with 350,000 customers a day, while...
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Boosey & Hawkes, london-based music publishers, and Platinum Sound

Boosey & Hawkes, london-based music publishers, and Platinum Sound Publishing, UK computer gaming music supervision specialists have come to an agreement by which the later will represent selected catalogue for synchronisation...
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A list of artists included in the deal between Spotify and Merlin,

A list of artists included in the deal between Spotify and Merlin, which is representative of thousand of smaller independent music labels from around the world, has been published by Spotify.
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GSMA, the mobile industry trade body, announced there are more than

GSMA, the mobile industry trade body, announced there are more than four billion mobile connections in the world, on course to reach six billion by 2013.
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Qtrax, the free and legal download service, have signed a deal with

Qtrax, the free and legal download service, have signed a deal with Warner Music Group, which means the service now has licensing agreements with all four major recording companies and their respective publishing divisions.
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Sales increased by 2% in 2008, for CD Baby against the 14% average

Sales increased by 2% in 2008, for CD Baby against the 14% average decline experienced across the industry in CD sales. 30% of the albums offered were only available on CD last year. Credit-card swipers that artists used...