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Launch of Lively: a browser-based service that lets people create or

Launch of Lively: a browser-based service that lets people create or customise their own rooms and embed them into webpages
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Launch of Artist Royalty Program through which unsigned artists can

Launch of Artist Royalty Program through which unsigned artists can claim monies
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Social network platform signs its 200,000th indie

Social network platform signs its 200,000th indie band
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Canadian rock band have signed 360 deal with the live promoter

Canadian rock band have signed 360 deal with the live promoter rumoured to be worth $50-$70m
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Deal to use acts sourced by the market place tool for Live Nation

Deal to use acts sourced by the market place tool for Live Nation events
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Merger to form Activision Blizzard expected to become the world’s

Merger to form Activision Blizzard expected to become the world’s largest pure-play online and console game publisher
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BPI to offer discounted chart data to indie labels

UK record labels trade body the BPI has announced a new deal to give indie labels cheaper access to chart data from The Official Charts Company. Due to be unveiled at the BPI AGM on Wednesday, they'll be ad-hoc reports...
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EMI appoints Leoni-Sceti as chief executive of recorded music division

EMI has confirmed the much-rumoured appointment of Elio Leoni-Sceti as the chief executive of its recorded music division. He joins from European firm Reckitt Benckiser, triggering much `he's been selling soap, now he'll...
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Deal to sell ten Jay Z ringtones exclusively through the mobile

Deal to sell ten Jay Z ringtones exclusively through the mobile content retailer
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7digital claims 300% rise in MP3 sales in first half of 2008

UK-based digital music store 7digital says its sales of DRM-free MP3 tracks were up 300% in the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year. The site is now attracting nearly two million unique visitors...
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Inflight music deal to provide content to 16 broadcast stations and

Inflight music deal to provide content to 16 broadcast stations and 14 on-demand stations to Delta airlines
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