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Tidal enters the crowded music streaming scene

Last week, some of the biggest music industry stars came out on stage to announce the launch (though it was actually a relaunch) of Tidal, a new music streaming service that supports a lossless, high quality format aimed at audiophiles. The announcement involved stars such as Madonna, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Jack White, who signed a declaration […]

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DEMO Europe: 3plet wants to re-invent the music album as an app

3plet want to turn albums into apps. Their tool packages an artist’s music into full, interactive experiences that can be downloaded from popular app stores onto smartphones. Alongside the music, artists can add lyrics, videos, artwork and links to social / online presences.

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HMV heads into administration: About time

Like most British readers, I’ve shopped in HMV. I used to shop more in the Virgin Megastore nearest Tottenham Court Road on Oxford Street, just because I spent a lot of my initial adult years living in and around the Euston/Bloomsbury area. Virgin was nearer. Quickly though, time marched on. Shopping at music stores became […]

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Failed and frustrated by Amazon: Does anyone know why I can’t upgrade my Amazon Cloud Player to premium?

I spend a lot of money with Amazon. Hundreds of pounds a month, if not more. That’s because wherever possible, I direct as much of my spend through the company. I routinely work hard to radically simplify my life and remove as much complexity as possible. Amazon fits perfectly. For example, the moment I think […]

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Opinion

Need to get the music industry’s attention? Get to Midem

Midem is coming in January. It’s the music industry’s premier connected event and it takes place in Cannes, France, every year. If you’re working on something mobile-music related (or “connected” music), then I strongly, strongly recommend you consider attending the event. You’ll meet almost 7,000 other folk. Don’t just buy a ticket though. Get in […]

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Applications Devices

RIM announces BBM Music social and sharing service [press release]

I’m rushing off to a meeting so I wanted to get the release up now and then I’ll discuss what this means later on (and also download and try to have a look at BBM Music as well — it’s still in beta). Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today […]

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Do you work in mobile music? Check out midem 2012

If you’re working in mobile music, I strongly recommend taking a look at midem. Most people working in music know all about midem, however it’s not so well known in the mobile sphere. modem — always written in lowercase — is the world’s largest and most influential music industry event. It takes place each year […]

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Rio Caraeff, CEO of Vevo talks at MIPTV 2011

Rio Caraeff introduces Vevo at Connected Creativity, MIPTV 2011. Vevo is a music distribution platform focused on providing video on any place and platform. Owned by the world’s largest entertainment companies, Vevo works with artists like Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Rhianna making content available to everyone. More from Rio:

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TV’s New Rule: Celebrities Only Use iPhones (and iPads)

Must Be The Music is the new music talent show airing on BSkyB’s Sky One channel in the United Kingdom.  It’s quite different from X-Factor or American Idol, principally because it appears to feature people and groups with talent, rather than a parade of idiot wannabes. Now that BBC’s Sherlock has finished, it’s one of […]

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Fancy some Glastonbury tickets? Conor from Orange is the man to know…

Would you like to go to the world famous music festival, Glastonbury? Well, Orange are sponsoring it and there’s an opportunity for you to win 2 tickets. All you need to do is Tweet your idea for a really cool mobile application for the event, to Conor from Orange — and if he likes your […]

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Spotify rumoured to be coming to 3UK

So reports New Media Age and Electricpig: The free music streaming service could also be coming to 3 Mobile’s entire range of handsets. 3 is currently in talks with Spotify with the aim of bringing a mobile app to every one of its 4.4 million customers. According to New Media Age, possibilities include pre-loading the […]

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Thank you for the music

Having got the initial news out of the way, I wanted to post a brief note to say thank you to everyone who’s supported us along our journey. I’m going to do a larger piece next week — right now I want to get the MIR TV Rome and Prague videos finally edited and live […]