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Gene Simmons tears Bob Lefsetz a new one in email diatribe

The only thing that's been able to tear us away from widescreen Tetris this morning has been the marvellously entertaining email exchange between Kiss frontman Gene Simmons and music industry blogger Bob Lefsetz.
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Crazy Beat Music launches “tweviews” feature

No, despite what you might think, tweviews aren't a bunch of Belle & Sebastian fans comparing cardigans. That would be tweeviews.
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WorldSings launches $1m online talent contest

Plenty of people have tried to launch online music talent contests, but few have really caught on. The latest is WorldSings, which claims to be "Facebook or MySpace meets American Idol", complete with a whopping million-dollar...
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Sirius XM to launch iPhone app

Satellite radio firm Sirius XM has revealed that it will launch an iPhone application during the second quarter of this year in an effort to expand its customer base.
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Phase One of British Music Experience website goes live

There's been plenty of excitement around the British Music Experience exhibition at The O2 in recent months, particularly for its use of RFID technology to allow visitors to tag exhibits and then visit the official website...
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No iPod tax for New York State

New York State governor David Paterson has announced that he's axing the proposed plans to tax digital downloads, among a host of other new planned taxes.
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Torrent site isoHunt receives setback in Canadian court

Torrent tracker isoHunt was slapped down by a Canadian Supreme Court judge yesterday, ruling against a motion brought by the company to seek declaratory relief - a judgement to say it is not directly infringing copyrighted...
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Amazon reveals £3 UK MP3 giveaway problems

Remember when Amazon offered UK users of its MP3 Store free £3 vouchers to spend on the site on Christmas Day and Boxing Day? Well, it turns out there was a slight problem - the codes could be used more than once.
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Featured Artists Coalition votes against graduated response

Last night's inaugural meeting of the UK-based Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) included a unanimous vote among members against the idea of criminalising file-sharing or cutting off the internet access of fans.
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After YouTube/PRS fallout, what now for the JOL?

With much attention focused on the spat between YouTube and PRS for Music in the UK, PaidContent takes a look at what will happen this June when the Joint Online License (JOL) framework expires at the end of June.
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WH Smith has launched a new entertainment retail site, selling CDs,

WH Smith has launched a new entertainment retail site, selling CDs, DVDs and games.
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Chris Cornell teams with Timbaland for BlackBerry release

Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is the latest star to record a track with Timbaland for Verizon Wireless' BlackBerry Storm music promotion.