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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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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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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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Rumour: iPhone App Store set to launch tomorrow

The 3G iPhone goes on sale on Friday morning, but this week will also see the debut of the related App Store, selling downloadable applications for the iPhone through iTunes. Several sources have told Music Ally that the...
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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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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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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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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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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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