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Spotify launches for Amazon’s Fire TV as Roku reveals 10m sales

A pair of stories from the world of connected set-top boxes this morning, starting with Amazon’s Fire TV in the US. Spotify is now available for the device, with Amazon having incorporated the streaming service’s...
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Musicjelly launches new mixing app

Last year, we wrote about a remixing app released by UK band The Nyco Project, as part of a wider Musicjelly initiative that saw them travelling the world recording musicians for an interactive installation (Bulletin, 25-Jun-13)....
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Rhino UK launches new online store

Rhino Records UK, the deep catalogue division of Warner Music Group, has launched a new D2C store with a focus on limited-edition product lines. As part of its launch offering it is selling album and art print bundles of...
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Spotify launches new video ad offering, Calvin Harris becomes a Spotify “billionaire”

Coca-Cola, Ford, McDonald’s and NBC Universal Pictures are among the launch partners that will be using two new video products on Spotify For Brands – Spotify’s marketing platform. The first product, Video Takeover,...
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Vevo launches new weekly shows

VVV (pron: “Triple V”) is Vevo UK’s first presenter-led music show and three weekly themed shows will be shown every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. VVV (on Fridays) is based around new videos and news, VVVision (Tuesdays)...
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Speculation rising about U2 and Madonna’s involvement in iPhone 6 launch

Next Tuesday, Apple will unveil its new iPhones at an event in Cupertino, and while there is frenetic speculation that it will also show off its long-rumoured smartwatch, there is also increasing chatter about a music angle...
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This Is My Jam launches 500k ‘song screens’ for favoured tracks

This Is My Jam has been helping people nominate their tracks of the moment since 2012, but this week the site has rolled out a new feature that starts to organise all the data that it’s been gathering. The feature is...
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gTar maker Incident Technologies launches new Learn app

Incident Technologies is the company behind the gTar: a digital guitar with a multi-touch LED fretboard and a slot for your iPhone – using them to teach you how to play guitar. Now the firm has launched a new educational...
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Twitter launches Promoted Video ads in beta

Twitter is hoping to follow Facebook’s path to profitability through mobile ads, announcing its latest unit yesterday: Promoted Video. Aimed more at big brands and entertainment firms, it’s an attempt to tap into...
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Digital Content Guide launches in Australia

Against a backdrop of moves towards the implementation of anti-piracy measures (see yesterday’s Music Ally Bulletin), the content industries in Australia are collectively launching the Digital Content Guide to promote licensed...
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Shutterstock launches music licensing service for online video creators

The latest photo and video library to expand into music licensing is Shutterstock, which took the wrappers off its new music business yesterday. The company is offering 60,000 licensed clips from partner Rumblefish to online...
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LoveLive launches live-music TV app and prepares to raise $20m-$25m in funding

British startup LoveLive has made its name as a B2B partner for major labels, the BPI and Vevo, shooting gigs and live sessions for distribution as online videos. However, the company is building its consumer-facing business...