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Bjork album leaks just after it was announced

A question: if you haven’t released an album for a few years, if it’s likely to be a big deal for fans, and if it’s finished, why announce it a couple of months before release rather than going the Beyoncé or My Bloody...
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How top musicians built their YouTube audiences in 2014

Music remained one of the driving forces of YouTube in 2014 even before the trial-launch of the YouTube Music Key service. Now we have more details on how some of the most popular musicians grew their audiences of subscribers...
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It seems that was a fake (but verified) Beyoncé on Vine

Excitement in Vine-land earlier this month, as it seemed that Beyoncé had launched an official account on Twitter’s video-sharing service. Swiftly verified and tweet-welcomed by Vine execs, the account has turned out to...
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Holdouts Beyoncé and Coldplay warm up to Spotify

We and the rest of the collective tech and music media have written acres about Taylor Swift’s Spotify dispute in recent weeks, but what about other artists who’ve been prominent in their holdout strategies? They might...
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Read our full interview with Beyoncé’s digital strategist Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood

We gave you some highlights of our on-stage interview with Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood of Parkwood Entertainment in yesterday’s bulletin, talking about why her CEO (Beyoncé) doesn’t use Twitter or have an official mobile...
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Beyoncé could be planning another iTunes album

Beyoncé sprang an almighty surprise on the musical world last December by releasing a new album and accompanying videos on iTunes with no build-up. She may struggle to repeat the same trick twice though: reports overnight...
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Here’s why Beyoncé hasn’t used Twitter since August 2013

Beyoncé has 13.7 million followers on Twitter, but her account is mothballed: it has only ever tweeted eight times, and the last one was on 19 August 2013. Yesterday, I got to find out why, by interviewing Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood...
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Apple iTunes exec: ‘Creatively, we really believe in albums…’

2014 appears to be the year for industry navel-gazing about the future of the album, with execs and pundits chipping in from all sides. Apple may have played a significant role in unbundling the album in the first place with...
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Jay-Z and Beyoncé launch big-budget trailer for their joint tour

Jay-Z and Beyoncé will soon be setting out on their On The Run stadium tour, but first there’s an official trailer on YouTube. And it’s fair to say this sets a new standard in production values for tour trailers: it’s...
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Jay-Z and Beyoncé launch big-budget trailer for their joint tour

Jay-Z and Beyoncé will soon be setting out on their On The Run stadium tour, but first there’s an official trailer on YouTube.
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What will Apple’s next ‘Beyoncé-esque’ album exclusive be?

What will Apple's next 'Beyoncé-esque' album exclusive be?
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Beyoncé’s album reportedly pirated 240k times in first week

We know all about the strong early sales figures for Beyoncé’s eponymous fifth album on iTunes, but did the Apple exclusive also spur piracy?