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Sandbox Issue 265: Distributors’ New Playlist Game-Plan

Lead: Distributors’ New Playlist Game-Plan: Distributors, keen to place songs onto powerful playlists, are becoming much more proactive in their approach – whether that means building standalone playlist brands with...
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AC/DC sold 48k albums and 696k songs in US for first digital week

Nielsen SoundScan reports that the band sold 48k album downloads and 696k song downloads in the US last week, with Back In Black shifting 15k album units alone, some distance ahead of Highway to Hell (just under 5k) and Live...
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AC/DC making strong UK chart showing following iTunes deal

Rock band AC/DC are making their presence felt in the UK's singles chart, after their back catalogue went live on Apple's iTunes Store earlier this week.
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AC/DC end their iTunes holdout

Just weeks after Kid Rock finally made his iTunes debut, Apple has won over another high-profile holdout from its music downloads store: AC/DC. The news is hard to miss: a prominent banner on the iTunes homepage advertising...
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BlueBeat music service selling Beatles, AC/DC downloads

Okay, this one has us baffled. BlueBeat is a music streaming site offering high-quality streams of full albums, as well as downloads for $0.25 a track. Its Facebook page promises to "stop the insanity of overpriced online...
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EMI considering buying music t-shirt firm

Forget 360 degree artist contracts: the hot new thing is 40 degree spin cycles.
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Sony scoops MediaGuardian award for AC/DC Excel spreadsheet

Congratulations to the digital services team at Sony Music UK, which won a prestigious MediaGuardian Award for Innovation last night for its work on the AC/DC Excel spreadsheet video released last year to promote the band's...
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Top 20 digital music promotions from Oct 2008 – AC/DC, Britney Spears, Snow Patrol and more…

One of the things we’re tracking at Music Ally is how artists and labels are using mobile and online to promote music. And since we’re tracking it on an ongoing basis, we thought it was worth rounding up some...
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AC/DC’s new video… as ASCII art in Excel

Whoever at Sony BMG came up with the idea of turning AC/DC’s new Rock’n’Roll Train video into ASCII art embedded in an Excel spreadsheet is already Music Ally’s man or woman of the year. Watch it above,...
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AC/DC sign Wal-Mart exclusive deal for new album

What have AC/DC and The Eagles got in common? No, Don Henley doesn't spend his weekends duckwalking in a schoolboy uniform (as far as we know). But AC/DC have followed The Eagles' lead in signing an exclusive distribution...