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Words, Word Up, More Than Words, Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) AND SOME OTHER SONGS WITH “WORD” IN THE TITLE

Here’s an interesting lyrical analysis of the most “wordy” acts in music – i.e. who has the biggest vocabulary and isn’t afraid to regurgitate their thesaurus. It looks at their vocabulary size, their lyrical density...
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Metric launch ‘Pagan Portal’ app to showcase new album

Metric have launched an app called The Pagan Portal in advance of their new album ‘Pagans in Vegas’, with plans to debut new music first within the app, as well as other content. It’s available as a free download for...
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iTunes Match storage limit increased to 100,000 songs

Tomorrow Apple makes it jump into subscription streaming with Apple Music, but iTunes downloads remain a significant part of its business and, more importantly, the record industry’s business. In our Music Ally Report last...
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Google Play ups cloud storage limit to 50k songs

Google may be putting plenty of welly into its two streaming music services, Google Play Music All Access and YouTube Music Key, but its cloud locker hasn’t been entirely forgotten. Yesterday, Google upped the maximum limit...
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They Might Be Giants revive their Dial-A-Song scheme

For years, alt-rock band They Might Be Giants had a thing called Dial-A-Song where fans could call a phone line to hear new songs, played from an answer machine. Now it’s back, but with a webby twist. The band will be releasing...
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Ronson / Mars single released early after X Factor success

The big moment in the UK X Factor this weekend – in fact, the biggest moment from the last few series of it – was contestant Fleur East’s cover of the as-yet unreleased Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars song ‘Uptown Funk’....
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Time’s Spotify calculator misses one big point

“See How Much Every Top Artist Makes on Spotify” reads the headline to Time’s latest article about the streaming service. Well, no. “One central mystery in the drama: just how much do artists make...
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Taylor Swift tops the iTunes chart in Canada… with white noise

No, not White Noise – Taylor hasn’t (yet) covered the Disclosure song. But she did manage to reach the top of the Canadian iTunes Store singles chart this week with an accidentally-released song called ‘Track...
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The album isn’t dead… but that doesn’t mean it can’t evolve

We’re getting a bit bored of the back-and-forth about whether The Album As A Thing is dead or not. We’d rather dream up some ways for the album to evolve, although we’re not yet sold on the album-as-app concept espoused...
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U2 and Apple’s ‘new format’ for music is likely just an app

Lots of excitement and no little mockery yesterday at news that U2 and Apple are working on a mysterious new digital music format. “An audiovisual interactive format for music that can’t be pirated and will bring...