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Facebook’s latest patent could support karaoke features

Can you make firm predictions about a technology company’s future products from its patents? It’s a speculative business, but one of Facebook’s latest patents does hold out some interesting possibilities for music.  The...
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Smule’s app users now performing 10m songs a day

We’ve written about Smule regularly: the US-based music apps firm specialises in getting fans to sing (or play virtual instruments to) an array of popular songs, including doing it together using its social tools. Now its...
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Music apps firm Smule launches Artist Program to promote musicians

US startup Smule has become one of the most successful creators of music creation apps in recent years, claiming 20m users for apps including Magic Piano, Sing! and AutoRap. Now the company is launching an Artist Program...
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Smule launches Smule Pass – a single subscription across all its mobile apps

Music apps developer Smule is changing the way it makes money from its free-to-download apps. Until recently, it has charged in-app subscriptions in apps like Sing! Karaoke, Magic Piano, Guitar! and AutoRap for users who...
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YouTube turns nine and places music as key to its growth

YouTube is now nine years old and is using music as a key part of its press blitz. It says there are now 120k videos “inspired” by ‘Let It Go’ (that song from that film that will be like water torture now if you have...
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Chinese karaoke app Changba signs up millions of users

Changba, launched by Beijing startup Zuitao, has a licensed catalogue of 2,000 songs for people to sing along to into their phones, before adding photo slideshows and sharing the results with friends.
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Chinese karaoke app Changba signs up millions of users

Changba, launched by Beijing startup Zuitao, has a licensed catalogue of 2,000 songs for people to sing along to into their phones, before adding photo slideshows and sharing the results with friends.
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PureSolo launches The Art of Rap smartphone app

Karaoke site PureSolo has launched an official iPhone and Android app for Ice-T's new documentary film The Art of Rap.
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Is ‘filler drivel’ clogging up digital music services?

With many digital music services moving towards the 20m mark in terms of catalogue size, what's been fuelling this growth? Industry analyst Mark Mulligan doesn't mince his words in a new blog post: "Digital catalogues are...
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Myspace Karaoke has sung its final tune

In 2008, Myspace launched a new offshoot: Myspace Karaoke. Based on technology from the company's acquisition of kSolo, it let people holler along to popular songs and share the results with friends.
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MXP4 goes karaoke with Willem

Interactive music firm MXP4's latest service is a karaoke tool that can be used by bands and labels to run fan contests...
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Cheryl Cole tops online karaoke chart

Online karaoke fans can't get enough of Cheryl Cole, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, judging by a chart released by UK firm Lucky Voice. It's based on usage of the company's Lucky Voice Home service, which offers a catalogue of...