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“The entire Blu-ray Disc market in the U.S. was worth US$750 million

“The entire Blu-ray Disc market in the U.S. was worth US$750 million last year, up from $270 million in 2007.”
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MGMT and Fleet Foxes top Hype Machine 2008 Zeitgeist charts

MGMT was the hottest artist of 2008, according to The Hype Machine's Music Blog Zeitgeist chart, which tracks online buzz for last year.Radiohead came second, followed by Cut Copy, Hot Chip and Vampire Weekend. Who said...
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TDC Play: 2m tracks from all four majors and several indies; 1.9m

TDC Play: 2m tracks from all four majors and several indies; 1.9m downloads in one week in December (Denmark’s entire a la carte digital market amount to around 150,000 tracks per week).
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EMI teams up with BootB to launch contest for online music

EMI teams up with BootB to launch contest for online music innovation.
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RealNetworks partnered with VIZIO to make the Rhapsody music service

RealNetworks partnered with VIZIO to make the Rhapsody music service available on TVs through the Connected HDTV platform.
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TotalMusic linked to Tunepost legal music playlisting service

We've been writing about TotalMusic for a while now – it was originally mooted by Universal Music Group as an unlimited music initiative involving several major labels. More recently, it resurfaced with rumours...
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MySpace signed a deal with Yahoo! to enable access to MySpace on TVs

MySpace signed a deal with Yahoo! to enable access to MySpace on TVs that run Yahoo!
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US mobile users survey: 20% want to use their handsets for music,

US mobile users survey: 20% want to use their handsets for music, videos, web surfing and other activities other than calling people; 45% just want to make calls on their phones; 28% know they can watch videos on their phones,...
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The iTunes Store will be fully DRM-free by the end of March-09,

The iTunes Store will be fully DRM-free by the end of March-09, having inked deals to bring UMG, WMG and Sony into its iTunes Plus scheme. Eight out of the ten million tracks on the store were immediately available as DRM-free...
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UK music sales in 2008: 133.6m albums (-3.2% YoY); Q4 sales +0.9%

UK music sales in 2008: 133.6m albums (-3.2% YoY); Q4 sales +0.9% YoY; 10m digital albums (+65% YoY) making up for 7.7% of the overall albums market; 115m single tracks downloads (+33% YoY).
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Nokia 5800 ‘Tube’ phone gets UK release date (but not Comes With Music)

Nokia has announced that its first touchscreen handset, the 5800 XpressMusic, will go on sale in the UK on 23rd January from Nokia's own stores and website, before rolling out through other retailers the following week.However,...
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UMG signs ID Interactive deal for customised ringtones: through the

UMG signs ID Interactive deal for customised ringtones: through the company’s UrTone player, consumers will be able to create their own ringtones clipping songs, and buy them.