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WeGotTickets launches charitable donation module

It was a good weekend for charitable causes, what with the iTunes / Comic Relief deal, and also with the announcement that ticketing agency WeGotTickets was launching a charitable donation module on its website.
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Facebook Connect could be big for iPhone music apps

On Saturday, Facebook revealed that its Facebook Connect technology has gone live with several iPhone applications.
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Crazy Beat Music launches “tweviews” feature

No, despite what you might think, tweviews aren't a bunch of Belle & Sebastian fans comparing cardigans. That would be tweeviews.
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WorldSings launches $1m online talent contest

Plenty of people have tried to launch online music talent contests, but few have really caught on. The latest is WorldSings, which claims to be "Facebook or MySpace meets American Idol", complete with a whopping million-dollar...
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Microsoft reveals more details on Windows Marketplace for Mobile

Trust Microsoft to come up with a wordy way of describing its version of the App Store.
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DropPlay: YouTube meets Facebook meets Pandora

There's plenty of excited coverage of the launch of social music firm DropPlay, which combines some of the best features of a host of other sites.Users can search for any song and play it as a YouTube video, while creating...
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Spotify hails more spin-off websites

Streaming music service Spotify has been tipping its hat to some of the spin-off sites and widgets launched by developers around its API.
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Aviary buys browser-based audio editor Digimix

Music startup Aviary has announced that it's acquired Digimix, a company that makes browser-based music editing software.
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Muziic PC application is an iTunes for YouTube music

There was lots of buzz online this weekend around Muziic, a new PC application created by 15-year-old developer David Nelson.
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Fresh Hot Radio launches minimalist web radio service

Who needs personalisation or carefully-created playlists?
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♬.ws searches Twitter for music

Yes, that really is the name of this new Twitter-based music search engine, although thankfully it has a normal URL (below).
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Ocarina iPhone developer reveals 700k downloads

Remember Ocarina, the novelty iPhone music app where you blow into your iPhone's mic to make flutey sounds? Its developer, Smule, has revealed that more than 700,000 people have downloaded it so far at $0.99 apiece.