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Vevo gets funding at $300m valuation

What does upcoming music video portal Vevo have in common with UK football club Manchester City? Both are funded from Abu Dhabi.
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Report claims Virgin Media unlimited music service not so unlimited

There's been much excitement around UK ISP Virgin Media's plans for a subscription-based unlimited MP3 download service, yet also persistent rumours that not every major label is as enthusiastic about the prospect as launch...
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Amie Street gets Sony Music catalogue… but without dynamic pricing

Digital music store Amie Street has won plaudits for its innovative dynamic pricing for song downloads - they start cheap, and rise in price as more people buy them.
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Labels still mulling Virgin Media’s unlimited music model

Universal Music Group may be bullish about UK ISP Virgin Media's plans for an unlimited MP3 download service, but a report in New Media Age suggests that EMI and Sony Music remain unconvinced by the business model - and specifically...
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Russian download store Fidel returned to original owners

Russian music download store Fidel has been returned to its original owners due to financial problems at media group RBC, which acquired a majority stake in the service last year.
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Swedish artist compares Spotify to busking

"I'd rather be raped by Pirate Bay than by Hasse Breitholtz and Sony Music", says Swedish artist and composer Magnus Uggla, the latest musician to check his digital statement and muse over the whereabouts of the millions...
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Digital 45s not just an iTunes thing

Sony Music subsidiary Legacy Recordings has announced the latest batch of vintage singles to get the two-track Digital 45s treatment, including bundles by Bill Withers, Boston, Johnny Cash and Van Morrison.
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eMusic ‘s Sony deal is US-only… for now

A FAQ published on eMusic's website reveals that for the moment, its deal with Sony Music is US-only, and "we don't currently have a timetable" for when it might extend to the UK, EU and Canada, "but we are actively working...
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Sony Music signs up for VEVO

We wondered whether UMG would have much luck signing rival major labels up to its VEVO video site... Well, they've now got Sony Music
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MySpace Music recruits new SVP of strategy

Sam Wick is the new SVP of strategy at MySpace Music, joining from a role as VP of strategy and corporate development at AOL
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Top 15 most visited music websites

Not many surprises here: according to a new report from Comscore Media Metrix, these are the most visited music sites in April, measured by unique users.
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Sony Music artist sites in music, lyrics shock

Sony Music has revsony_gracenoteealed that it will pump up its artist websites by adding audio streaming and song lyrics to sites for acts including Britney Spears, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Michael Jackson.