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Google Launches New Music Service To Compete With Spotify, Can It Work?

Google Looks To Enter The Social Media Music Market: Google has built a reputation on search engine technology but critics maintain they’ve used their dominance to start other businesses that compete directly with competitors as second movers.  From Google+ to Google Play, the company has made new startups nervous when they enter the market.  This
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3 Reasons Why Pandora Shares Jumped After Solid 4th Quarter Earnings Released May 2013

Pandora Shares Rise 18 Percent After 4th Quarter Earnings Released: Pandora has been shaking things up in the music business ever since they became one of the largest content streamers in the U.S.  Pandora is a free music internet radio company that specializes in fine tuning user music preferences over time.  Users create radio stations
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5 Reasons Twitter #Music May Be The 1st Success Of Social Music Media

Twitter #Music Could Be A Promising Promotional Tool For Indie Artists: Is Twitter #Music the perfect combination of social music media? Finally, the combination of social media and music is here – again?  Twitter has just launched Twitter#Music and it’s becoming a hit with indie artists looking to get new fans.  Twitter has taken advantage of
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Music Sales Up For First Time In 14 Years, Piracy Declines Sharply – Why Free Music Pays

Music Sales Up For First Time In 14 Years, Piracy Declines Sharply – Why Free Music Pays Record it and they will come. Still stealing music?  That’s so old-school as well as harms musicians who worked hard to make it.  It really hurts the music labels that have seen profits fall for the last decade.
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Youtube Deletes Over 2 billion Video Views From Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG and RCA Records

  Youtube Deletes Over 2 billion Video Views From Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG and RCA Records: Youtube deleted over 2 billion views from videos on its channels from the top music labels recently.   Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG and RCA Records each lost millions of views as YouTube, owned by Google, deleted views obtained by
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Pandora Beats 2Q12 Earnings And Shows Social-Mobile Works

Pandora Beats 2Q12 Earnings And Shows Social-Mobile Works: Pandora got mobile users conditioned early. Pandora Media Inc. beat Wall Street expectations by posting better-than expected revenue.  Pandora is the number one online music radio service and its revenue continues to grow.  The company’s revenue increased 51 percent to $101.3 billion which was better than analysts’ expectations
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Digital Music Sales Expected To Outpace CD And Vinyl In 2012 Due To Streaming – Social Media

Digital Music Sales Expected To Outpace CD And Vinyl In 2012 Due To Streaming – Social Media: The CD and Vinyl Record officially set to breathe their last breath. Ok, nobody buys CDs or records anymore and it’s official.  The CD is now equivalent to an 8 track and is a ‘has-been’.  CD sales are
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The Reboot Record Player Is A Throwback To The Future

The Reboot Record Player Is A Throwback To The Future: The Reboot record player is a throwback to the future.  The design is minimal and looks much like the record players in the old days but with a tech update.  The digital Reboot features a pre amp for connecting speakers directly.  This isn’t necessarily designed
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Music and Fashion: Lana Del Rey Rocks As The New Face Of H&M

Music and Fashion: Lana Del Rey Rocks As The New Face Of H&M: The beautiful and talented singer Lana Del Rey will be the new global face of Swedish retailer H&M’s newest campaign.  (Pictured above and below photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin in a pale pink angora blend sweater).  Lana Del Rey
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Austrian Made Gold Musical Wine Glasses

Austrian Made Gold Musical Wine Glasses: It’s hard to find a better combination than good music and fine wine.  How about combining the two of them?  Make any dinner party a bit more fun with Gold Musical Wine Glasses.  These glasses feature an etching that when filled plays the note marked on the glass by
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How Spotify Became The Number 2 Revenue Source For Record Labels

How Spotify Became The Number 2 Revenue Source For Record Labels: Sean Parker and Facebook are major reasons labels are getting new revenue online. Spotify has caught up to some of the major players in the music business as a top source of revenue for record labels.  Sites like Pandora, Jango and iTunes pay revenue
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Do It Yourself: Dodecahedron Speakers Make Better Acoustics

Do It Yourself: Dodecahedron Speakers Make Better Acoustics: It’s not easy to create speakers that make music – sound better.  Dodecahedron speakers do just that.  A dodecahedron is any polyhedron with twelve flat faces.  A regular dodecahedron has 12 regular pentagonal (five sided) faces, with three meeting at each vertex.  Just imagine what that sounds like when it’s playing a hot
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Corbis Launches Greenlight Music An iTunes Competitor. Digital Music – The Business Model Nobody Thought Would Work

Corbis Launches Greenlight Music An iTunes Competitor. Digital Music – The Business Model Nobody Thought Would Work: Corbis, the privately held company that provides digital imaging and video for advertisers created by Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates is getting into the music business.  Corbis has created the Greenlight Music service that went live today and
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Will Google Music Be A Game Changer?

Will Google Music Be A Game Changer? The possibilities are endless.  Google Music is set to launch this week and music experts are chiming in on just how impactful the new service from Google will be.  Google has inked a deal with Universal Music Group (UMG has just acquired EMI), and looks to have the
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Abmuku’s Top Picks for the CMJ Film & Music Marathon 2011

[fblike layout_style=’standard’ show_faces=’false’ verb=’like’ font=’arial’ color_scheme=’light’] Abmuku’s Top Picks for the CMJ Film & Music Marathon 2011   The CMJ Music Marathon kicks off today and Abmuku writers are excited to use our press passes to the fullest. Making a schedule can be overwhelming,  there is so much to see all over the city, so
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