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UK Music launches its own manifesto ahead of UK election

Brits will soon be going out to the voting booths for the general election, so how should music fit in to the main parties’ manifestos? Trade body UK Music has a few ideas, unsurprisingly, and has released them in its own...
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Pandora launches ‘Artist Audio Messaging’ feature

Pandora has a new way for artists to connect with their fans on the personal radio service: by talking at them. It’s launched a new feature called Artist Audio Messaging which, according to founder Tim Westergren, “provides...
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Jack White launches ‘3-in-1’ video for ‘That Black Bat Licorice’

Jack White’s image may be very much analogue, but that doesn’t stop him experimenting with some digital technology. Witness the new interactive video for his single ‘That Black Bat Licorice’, which was released yesterday....
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Samsung Milk Music launches in Australia, but Merlin protests

Australia is one of the most crowded markets for streaming music in the world right now, with numerous services jostling for attention. That isn’t putting Samsung off: it has launched its Milk Music personal radio service...
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Snapchat Discover driving ‘millions’ of story views

Snapchat recently launched its long-rumoured Discover feature, complete (in the US) with music videos from Warner Music Group. So how is it doing? According to another partner, Fusion, it’s proving very popular with users....
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Facebook launches Internet.org app in India with music included

Facebook’s Internet.org is the social network’s initiative to bring the internet to areas and populations that don’t have reliable (or, often, any) internet access. Its latest launch is in India, in partnership with...
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Madonna launches ‘Rebel Heart’ sweepstakes in Grindr app

Snapchat? Pfft, SO last week. Madonna’s latest social-app marketing activity is taking place within location-based hookups app Grindr, with a focus on her gay fanbase. Users of the app are being invited to recreate the...
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Russell Simmons’ ADD has sold 64k singles so far

All Def Digital (ADD) is the digital label launched by Russell Simmons last year in partnership with Samsung and Universal Music. Its aim: to build a platform for unsigned artists to compete for attention, then release one...
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Twitter launches its 30-second native video feature

Twitter trailed its plans for native video last year, but yesterday they launched. “Starting today, everyone will soon be able to seamlessly capture, edit and share videos right from the Twitter app,” explained the company. 
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Snapchat Discover launches with strong curation focus

Monday’s predictions of a launch for Snapchat’s new Discover feature yesterday were right: it went live in the afternoon. 
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Thom Yorke launched his latest album on Bandcamp

When Thom Yorke released ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ as a BitTorrent bundle last year, it attracted some criticism due to fans being required to install BitTorrent’s software to download the album. Why didn’t Yorke...
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Bose planning to launch streaming music service

Streaming services like Spotify and Deezer are mustard-keen to sign partnership deals with hi-fi makers, but the latter companies may have their own streaming ambitions too. Latest in that group is Bose, which is interesting...