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Amazon has launched 70,000 Amazon Artist Stores, each focused on an

Amazon has launched 70,000 Amazon Artist Stores, each focused on an individual music artist, selling digital music alongside books, posters, t-shirts and other merchandise. The sites also pull in biographical info from All...
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90,000 Japanese artists on MySpace Japan (+100% in six

90,000 Japanese artists on MySpace Japan (+100% in six months).
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Release of the soundtrack to Britannia High, a UK TV series similar

Release of the soundtrack to Britannia High, a UK TV series similar to the US’ High School Musical. Four Saturdays leading up to its release, one song was given away for free as a download in partnership with iTunes...
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Highnote plans to launch a streaming music and video service, which

Highnote plans to launch a streaming music and video service, which will link emerging artists to popular acts, and get labels to pay to have their new bands associated with specific acts.
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Launch of virtual world Music Mogul. Users upload videos of

Launch of virtual world Music Mogul. Users upload videos of themselves performing in order to win a demo deal with Rodney Jerkins’ Darkchild Productions, create avatars and buy clothing and home upgrades for them either...
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The best music video you will see online all week

Trust us. Be warned, contains sweary and unchivalrous lyrical content.a bit of fry and jay z from defyingdarwin on Vimeo.(via b3ta)
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Google launched a voice search application for iPhone, allowing users

Google launched a voice search application for iPhone, allowing users to speak into the handset and get search results back based on it.
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Piracy

P2P traffic will grow by 400% in the next five years, including emerging legal uses of P2P technology as well as illegal file-sharing.
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Launch of a

Launch of a
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Social networks

The number of Japanese artists on MySpace Japan will double in a year (currently 90,000).
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Handsets

Nokia will sell 330m handsets in Q4-08 (20m less than previously predicted).
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CBS launches Play.it to compete with, er, Last.fm

US media giant CBS has quietly launched something called Play.it – a music streaming service that lets users create their own personalised stations, listen to artist-themed stations, or tap into 340 existing channels...