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La Roux album blocked from Spotify’s free users

La Roux's debut album and its singles have been blocked on the free version of Spotify, with users presented with a message saying "This is a Spotify Premium exclusive. It will later be made available in Spotify Free". The...
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Ralph Watson: advanced web presence for artists on a budget

Music Ally's Ralph Watson is a musician in his own right, who's spent recent months getting his hands mucky with various DIY technologies to revamp his website, launch an iPhone app, and kickstart a promotional campaign around...
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Man promotes own band on Google Street View

Grassroots digital marketing stunt of the week comes from Nate Heagy of Canadian band Fear Salesman. He made a sign with the band's name and kept it in his car boot until he spotted a Google Street View van, taking photographs...
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we7 and MTV promote new Chris Brown album

we7 has teamed up with MTV for a widget letting fans listen to the new album by Chris Brown three days before it went on sale today. The widget streamed the album in full, while allowing users to browse the MTV site for news...
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Tim McGraw and The Heavy head for iPhone

Tim McGraw and The Heavy are the latest artists to launch official iPhone apps, both of which are free. McGraw's is a good guide to the key features that are appearing in such apps: tour dates, Twitter feed, blog posts, news,...
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The 50 top brands on Facebook

If you're using Facebook as a marketing channel for artists, you may want to have a look at a new report called The Big Money Facebook 50.
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Robbie Williams gets his own iPhone racing game

The logically-titled Robbie Williams Racing has just gone live on the App Store, offering fans the chance to "race against Robbie across the Mojave Desert on a classic motorcycle as seen in the recent Bodies video, or race...
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The business of Lady Gaga

Music Ally readers will need no reminder of Lady Gaga's popularity online - she's been a regular chart-topper in our fortnightly buzz chart after all.
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Mariah Carey-oke hits the App Store

With a name like that, we thought this had to be unofficial - but no, Mariah Carey-oke is an iPhone app made by UMG.
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Sinik joins the augmented reality bandwagon

We wrote about the clutch of artists experimenting with augmented reality technology in a recent Report, and now there's one more for the list.
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One Page Artist looking to aggregate artist data

As the name implies, One Page Artist aims to bring everything about an artist that a fan would need onto one webpage, including biographies, tourdates, merchandise links, YouTube videos and Twitter feeds, as well as audio...
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Microsoft goes poetic for Twitter contest

The days of spamming Twitter with a hashtag like #moonfruit in order to win some seriously high-end hardware are over.