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Deezer launches its own Christmas originals album

Deezer has pulled together its 18-track Big Christmas album where acts including Ella Henderson, Aurora, Circa Waves, Thalía and Gabrielle Aplin record covers of Christmas classics that are exclusive to the streaming service....
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Mariah Carey launches enhanced Christmas album with Spotify

At the time of writing, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is the 41st most-streamed Spotify track in the UK, which tells you something about we Brits' eagerness to embrace Christmas rather than think...
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Sandbox 168: Archive Mind Catalogue Marketing In The Social Media Age

Lead: As we approach “peak Q4”, it is a time of year when catalogues get a major push as part of the Christmas gifting market. But catalogues, like dogs, are not just for Christmas. How are catalogues maintained and how...
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Behind the Campaign: Aurora – Sandbox 157

For most Brits, Aurora would have first appeared on their radar with her cover of Oasis’ ‘Half The World Away’ for the John Lewis Christmas 2015 ad. But she had been building steadily long before that marketing coup.
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Amazon launches ‘Indie for the Holidays’ Christmas album

Amazon’s latest exclusive music release is a Christmas album starring a parade of indie talent. Yacht, Reverend Horton Heat, SOAK and Guided By Voices’ Robert Pollard are among the artists featured on ‘Indie for...
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Amazon adds Prime exclusives from Train and Lisa Loeb

We wrote last week about research suggesting Amazon Prime Music is the much-bigger-than-many-expect dark horse of the music-streaming market, with a mainstream heft setting it apart from more high-profile rivals. So it’s...
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The Pirate Bay launched a countdown to 1 February

The Pirate Bay remained offline over the Christmas period after a police raid in Sweden took it down, but there appear to be plans afoot for a relaunch. The filesharing site has launched a countdown that hints at something...
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Facebook prepared its next video moves

The growth of native video on Facebook was one of 2014’s more interesting trends bubbling away, even if it wasn’t until the end of the year that people started talking about rocketing views for videos uploaded directly...
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Music Ally Sandbox 97 – Christmas Presence

Lead: There are only five more shopping (and marketing) weeks until Christmas. While much of the industry's focus is on shifting compilations and greatest hits in the busiest month of the year, it's what happens on Christmas...
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Dear Santa, bring me an iOS device this Christmas or else…

Nielsen has published the results of its annual pre-Christmas survey of what gadgets American children aged 6-12 want to buy in the next six months.
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Dear Santa, bring me an iOS device this Christmas or else…

Nielsen has published the results of its annual pre-Christmas survey of what gadgets American children aged 6-12 want to buy in the next six months.
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Lady Gaga and Skrillex on different varieties of free music

Lady Gaga fans had an extra Christmas present on 25 December: a new track released digitally. 'Stuck on F***in' You' was apparently "recorded live, in one take, on the tour bus.