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Wu-Tang Clan’s next album will be sold as a portable speaker

Fresh from releasing an album as a single playable copy that travelled the world’s art galleries, Wu-Tang Clan have cooked up another new idea for their next record. ‘A Better Tomorrow’ will be released...
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At least some Spotify users can see all song play-counts

Well, we can, but can you? When we browse an album’s page in Spotify’s desktop client, hovering over any song in the column underneath the thumbs-up icon at the far right shows its play count. Previously, these...
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The album isn’t dead… but that doesn’t mean it can’t evolve

We’re getting a bit bored of the back-and-forth about whether The Album As A Thing is dead or not. We’d rather dream up some ways for the album to evolve, although we’re not yet sold on the album-as-app concept espoused...
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U2 hit 77m iTunes downloads. Bono: ‘I’m a huge Spotify fan…’

U2’s Bono has been talking (again) about the ‘Songs of Innocence’ album giveaway with Apple, in an interview with Irish radio station 2FM. The chat included some updated stats: the album has now been downloaded...
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The Guardian’s crowdfunding-public-patronage megamix business model

British newspaper The Guardian has long had a unique funding model. There’s advertising and cover price sales, of course, but it is also heavily underwritten by the Scott Trust, essentially there to ensure the survival...
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Behind the Basement Jaxx campaign

Digital agency We Make Awesome Sh.It has been working on the marketing for the new Basement Jaxx album and has posted a blog about what it has been doing. The core of what they and the group did was the Power To The People...
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Rhino UK launches new online store

Rhino Records UK, the deep catalogue division of Warner Music Group, has launched a new D2C store with a focus on limited-edition product lines. As part of its launch offering it is selling album and art print bundles of...
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Yes, it’s more stuff about that darn U2 album (this time from their manager)

This is the first big U2 release under the guidance of their new manager, Guy Oseary, after long-serving manager Paul McGuinness stepped away from the frontline. As a result, he clearly wanted to make it a “statement”...
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New Alt-J album made available in full through a new app – with a proximity twist

Alt-J’s second album, This Is All Yours, is released in a fortnight but the band are letting fans hear the whole thing early via a dedicated (iOS and Android) app. They will have to work (and walk) a bit, however, to hear...
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Kim Dotcom’s album removed from Mega after IFPI takedown notice

This is either an embarrassing takedown fail on the part of the IFPI, or a sign that Mega mogul Kim Dotcom has been a bit naughty with his samples. Dotcom’s recent album ‘Good Times’ was available to download...
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Radiohead debut new music in their PolyFauna app

Radiohead released their PolyFauna iOS and Android app this February: a trippy interactive experience based on sounds and images from their The King of Limbs album. Now, though, it seems the app is enjoying a second life:...
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Etienne de Crecy invites fans to ‘Hashtag my Ass’ on Instagram

Talk about bum cakes? Etienne de Crecy’s new interactive video’s got ’em. But beyond the wiggling backsides – and yes, this being the music industry in 2014, none of them belong to men – there’s...