Clay Shirky @ TED ON Social Media

Clay Shirky shows how Twitter, Facebook, SMS and other social media are demolishing the top-down control of news and information. His examples are political, but they ring true for music. Continue reading

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ArtistData Opens Platform To Outside Developers

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: For more than a year ArtistData has created tools that help artists from the smallest garage band to the roster of labels like Universal Republic and Rounder enter . Continue reading

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MySpace Music Showing Strong Growth

Growth may have slowed for MySpace, but the same can't be said for its music.myspace.com subdomain. New Nielson figures show a 190% increase at MySpace Music since its launch in. Continue reading

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Tommy Mottola Gets Virtual With Planet Cazmo

Planet Cazmo, a virtual world for tweens and teens, has partnered with music industry veteran Tommy Mottola to expand its  Virtual Concert Series and other music and branded content initiatives.. Continue reading

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Facebook Hits 250 Million Users

"As of today, 250 million people are using Facebook to stay updated on what's happening around them and share with the people in their lives," wrote co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on. Continue reading

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A New New MySpace Is Coming

Following some serious staff shakeups and layoffs, comes word that MySpace is going to reposition itself yet again as an entertainment portal. In a brief interview with the Wall Street. Continue reading

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TechCrunch Dominates New Hype Machine Chart With A Single Tweet

Chart Troubles Continue At The Hype Machine Top tech blog TechCrunch thought that the methodology behind the new Hype Machine Twitter music chart was a bit simplistic; so it decided. Continue reading

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The Trouble With MySpace Is Michael Jackson

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** MICHAEL JACKSON MEMORIAL SERVICE STREAMING LIVE ON MYSPACE WHAT: MySpace invites Michael Jackson’s fans and friends all over the world to participate in his memorial service via a. Continue reading

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FriendFeed Adds Music File Sharing

How will the RIAA react to this one? FriendFeed, the popular site that enables discovery and discussion of "interesting stuff your friends find on the web", has added the ability. Continue reading

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Video Interview: Amanda Palmer On Making $19K In 10 Hours On Twitter

Amanda Palmer: Friday Night Freaks. Just in case you missed the story of Amanda Palmer earning $19K in 10 hours via Twitter, here she explains how it all came together.. Continue reading

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