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Pepsi creates its own label for World Cup album Beats of the Beautiful Game

Pepsi isn’t an official World Cup sponsor (hello, Coca-Cola) so it can’t mention the tournament by name in its marketing this summer. However, just like Coke, the company is putting music at the heart of its campaign....
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Facebook’s new Mentions app is only for verified accounts

Stars in the US, including musicians, now have their very own app from Facebook. Launched yesterday for iOS, Facebook Mentions is described as “a new app for actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers to discover...
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Sony Music Germany launches daily deals iPhone app

Remember when daily deals companies like Groupon were riding high? The hype around that sector has ebbed away, but the idea of short-term discounts on digital products hasn’t disappeared. Witness Sony Music Germany’s...
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Google Play Music All Access launches in six more countries

Google is quietly expanding the geographic reach of its Google Play Music All Access streaming service, adding six more countries yesterday. Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Ukraine now have the service, with...
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Coldplay’s #lyricshunt generated 14k tweets on its first day

Coldplay have been getting fans excited about new album ‘Ghost Stories’ with a worldwide lyrics hunt, hiding handwritten lyrics for the album’s nine tracks in libraries dotted around the globe, then posting...
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Billetto launches ‘social events calendar’ app for iPhone

Ticketing firm Billetto has launched a new live events discovery app in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and the UK. It’s called Billetto – Your Social Events Calendar, and is available for iPhone in those countries. The...
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PledgeMusic extends its direct-to-fan platform to iPhone with new app

PledgeMusic doesn’t describe itself as a crowdfunding service: it prefers the term “direct-to-fan”, stressing the way campaigns on its site connect artists to fans with updates throughout their recording...
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SoundCloud turning out the lights on its Classic interface next week

Next week, it’ll be curtains for the old SoundCloud, as all users are shifted over to the new version of its website – well, ‘new’ in that it launched in December 2012. Users have been able to switch back...
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Sub Pop launches its own radio channel on TuneIn

Here’s an interesting deal: famed independent label Sub Pop has launched its own radio station on TuneIn, the website and app that has more than 50m active listeners. The label is programming the new channel just like...
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Live Nation launches Boomrat site to spotlight new dance music

It’s a good week for new, online charts: MTV has its Your MTV Top 20, but Live Nation has an entirely new site: Boomrat. Launched out of its Live Nation Labs division, it’s focused on dance music, drawing on more...
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MTV launches Your MTV Top 20 chart with data from The Echo Nest

It’s become a cliché to suggest that MTV doesn’t play music videos any more – it’s a trap we’ve fallen headlong into in the past. It might be true on the main MTV TV channel, but music videos remain...
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Experts debate Twitter’s future as Amazon launches hashtag e-commerce

Is Twitter about to slide into irrelevance, or kickstart new growth to become bigger than ever? It’s a matter of heated debate online this week. Last week, The Atlantic started the discussions with “A Eulogy for...