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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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Announcement of new fan-initiative to win gig ticket’s at London’s

Announcement of new fan-initiative to win gig ticket’s at London’s Royal Albert Hall in return for voluntary work
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Console publisher announced UK indie band Franz Ferdinand will debut

Console publisher announced UK indie band Franz Ferdinand will debut a new track the Madden 09 game
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Topspin Media takes second round of funding

We wrote about Topspin Media earlier this month – the music marketing company recently came out of stealth mode, and is headed up by former Yahoo Music exec Ian Rogers. Now it's emerged that the company has taken...
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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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Music fans shunning critics in favour of online recommendations

We're not about to rock the age-old `the internet is killing print media' argument, but there is new evidence suggesting that traditional music critics should be a bit worried. New research from Avail Intelligence...
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Advertising

Advertising revenues generated by the YouTube are expected to reach approximately $200m during 2008, falling short of the expected figure
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UK digital music store has reported a 300% rise in mp3 sales in the

UK digital music store has reported a 300% rise in mp3 sales in the first half of 2008
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Advertising

Internet advertising will break the 10% share barrier this year and account for 13.6% of world adspend in 2010
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66% of broadband households in the US and Canada regularly listen to

66% of broadband households in the US and Canada regularly listen to music online and 33% listen to music through their TV set
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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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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...