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Slasher film: Slash & Miles Kennedy get fans to record gig

Unless you’re Jack White, chances are you just accept fans using their cameras at concerts as par for the course these days (although people filming on an iPad is a step too far). Way ahead of the smartphone era, back in...
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Island Records launches Landmrk-powered Ariana Grande campaign

Ariana Grande is the latest artist to send her fans on a real-world treasure hunt for digital content, courtesy of location-based marketing startup Landmrk. Label Island Records has worked with the startup to launch a campaign...
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Researcher suggests Facebook is working on ‘Talent Show’ feature

Could the world’s biggest social network have plans to park its tanks on the X Factor and The Voice’s lawns? Researcher Jane Manchun Wong has uncovered what may be plans for a new Facebook feature called ‘Talent Show’...
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Smule rebrands its singing app after reaching 50m active users

User-generated content around music and video is all the rage in 2018, following the $800m+ exit of Musical.ly and the licensing moves by Facebook and Instagram that have led to new lip-sync and music-stories features for...
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Drake ‘Scorpion’ album does more than 1bn first-week streams

This is where we’re at in the evolution of music-streaming: a single album has been streamed more than 1bn times in its first week after release. That album, of course, is Drake’s ‘Scorpion’, with label Republic...
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UGC video app Triller signs a Universal Music deal

Is Triller the new Musical.ly? Pitched as a ‘Music Video Maker’ app, it helps people make their own music videos alone or collaborating with friends, with clever auto-editing features to make the results look professional....
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Blur open UGC tour diary

Ahead of their Coachella show this weekend, Blur have created a digital tour diary for fans to contribute to during their 2013 tour.
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Sandbox Issue Seventy One: Remixed Message

Seven years ago, remix competitions were a new and exciting marketing opportunity, with everyone fired up on the possibilities of UGC and how it could create a different connection between artist and fan. Their growing ubiquity...
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Today’s music news roundup 06/06/12

Today's music news roundup 06/06/12
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Kutiman: The latest UGC sensation on YouTube

Okay, so we're a bit late on this one. But Israeli muso Ophir Kutiel (or Kutiman, as he calls himself) has become the latest music star on YouTube.
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UK government opposes copyright exemptions for mash-ups

If people use copyright-protected music, video or images to create their own mash-ups, should they be exempt from copyright law?