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Ministry of Sound makes a game out of Instagram stories

Ministry of Sound has found an inventive use for Instagram stories: it’s turned them into a game to promote the single, ‘Mightnight (The Hanging Tree)’ by Hosh & 1979 ft. Jalja. The Sony-owned label...
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What can the music industry learn from games about superfans?

The notion of 'superfans' has been talked about for years in the music industry, which is well aware of the impact the keenest fans can have on an artist's income. As is the games industry. Craig Fletcher, SVP of eSports...
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Pokemon Go is a bona-fide craze – and a privacy headache

We’re not sure how many music-industry folk are hunting down virtual Pokemon in the streets around them, but the runaway success of Nintendo’s AR/location-based mobile game Pokemon Go this week is worth following.
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Spotify reaches 5m downloads for PlayStation partnership

Plenty of Spotify news today: the company announced its latest mini-milestone yesterday. Its PlayStation Music app has now been downloaded more than 5m times by Sony-powered gamers, which Spotify reckons makes it “the quickest...
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Paul McCartney talks digital music (a bit)

Paul McCartney has written a song for console game Destiny, which led to a day of promotional interviews – even though McCartney is happy to admit he’s not a gamer. “There are other things I like to do in my...
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Rovio’s wings clipped as Angry Birds firm plans layoffs

We’ve written regularly about the growth of mobile gaming, with huge audiences and soaring revenues for the most popular games. There’s a flipside though: even one of the most famous modern mobile gaming brands...
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Game video-streaming service Twitch gets into music

Have you watched Twitch? It’s an online video service focused mainly on games: live streams of people playing games, including the increasingly lucrative world of “e-sports” (competitive gaming). It ended...
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The Android game with the 99.7% piracy rate

Spare a thought today for mobile games developer Lucky Frame, which has revealed some eye-watering piracy statistics for its (excellent) Gentlemen!
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OK Go launch Say the Same Thing iOS/Android word game

Social word-games are pretty popular on mobile devices, thanks to apps like Words With Friends. Now indie band OK Go want in on the action with their own game called Say the Same Thing, released through their own Paracadute...
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Deadmau5 stars in Shred Neffland iPhone game

The latest electronica artist to appear in a game is Deadmau5, courtesy of a licensing deal with developer Ice Cap Games. It's released Shred Neffland: featuring Deadmau5 for iPhone as a free download.
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Blush link with Pretty Pet Salon developer for free download

Blush has teamed up with mobile games developer The Pretty Pet Company to launch a song based on its Pretty Pet Salon 2 iOS game.
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SoundCloud launches Wave Raid web game

There's a new musical web game to play this week, and it comes from SoundCloud. Launched by Lee Martin and subtitled 'Quest for the Timed Comment', it gets players to paste in the URL for any SoundCloud track, and then play...