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King of Popular Media: Michael Jackson’s Death

The death of Michael Jackson signified the first fatality of an international megastar in the social media era. Recent statistics into the online ‘buzz’ in the aftermath of Jackson’s passing make interesting reading. New Media Knowledge crunched the numbers and had a look how buzz monitoring could be useful for business.

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NMK Podcast - Episode Five - All Dig Down

Shelley Taylor is CEO and founder of all dig down, which describes itself as a “digital entertainment site for the culturally curious”. She talks to NMK about the site, the fast-evolving cultural media scene and music distribution.

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A Change of Tune: Interview with online music phenomenon Spotify

Free online music site Spotify is fast generating a large fan base despite fears that its business model is unsustainable in the long term. New Media Knowledge’s Chris Lee spoke to the firm to talk more about its model and its prospects.

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Fame Academy: Bebo Builds New Stage for Artists

Social network Bebo will launch a new service this month which it claims democratises the way artists are financed. New Media Knowledge met the company behind the service to find out more. 

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Pay You Like I Should: Fatboy Slim Trials Performance-based Advertising

Fatboy Slim’s new band is deploying a performance-based banner ad campaign to promote its forthcoming single. New Media Knowledge took a look at ‘cost-per-engagement’ marketing and discusses its future with the experts.

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Easy Listening: Radio and the Web

Radio as we know it is changing. With more and more Internet radio channels cropping up and multiple platforms with which to consume them, choice for the listener has arguably never been wider. With its public seminar on the future of radio upcoming later this month, New Media Knowledge spoke to one of the participants about his experience.

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Second Life in Action

To help him reach his wide fan base, singer-songwriter Luc Floreani recently turned to online 'virtual' world, Second Life, to perform. He spoke to New Media Knowledge about his experience.

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Original Pirate Material

British Music Rights has revealed that the average youth has around 900 illegally downloaded tracks on their MP3 player. Tim Hoang reports on how the music industry continues to struggle with the Web.

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Virgin Partners BPI in Anti-Piracy Initiative

Virgin Media will write to thousands of customers informing them of that they are breaking the law if they download unlicensed content. Customer accounts which appear to have been used to distribute music in breach of copyright will receive separate letters from Virgin Media and the BPI. However, both emphasised that customer names and addresses would not be disclosed to the BPI and that the campaign is educational not aggressive.

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Music on a Stick

American progressive rock band, Mars Volta is the latest music act to give its fans more choice when it comes to how they consume their music.

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Sony Drops DRM

Sony BMG Music Entertainment has announced that it will now offer its songs without electronic copyright protection or digital rights management (DRM).

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Radio Silence

Music streaming service, Pandora is set to close its UK operation next week after failing to reach a compromise with the record industry, reports Tim Hoang.

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NMK Christmas Lecture: A Journey Through Sound

Digitisation and the growth of the Internet have had profound effects on music production, distribution and even the way we listen. Now music and sound are at the forefront of emerging technologies that can make truly immersive, sensorial experiences - akin to the Star Trek ‘holodeck’ - a step closer to reality. What does this ‘Sci-fi Hi-fi’ future hold for the musicians of tomorrow? Join Martyn Ware who will Discuss his ‘Future of Sound’.

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Building a Business on Free

Fantastic.  Prince gave away his new CD for ‘free’ with a national newspaper, former Kinks frontman, Ray Davies, is soon to follow and Radiohead recently invited you, Joe Public, to decide precisely how much (or not), to pay for the digital release of their latest oeuvre, In Rainbows

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Ups and Downs in Music

Research compiled by eMarketer from recent surveys shows that the total market for music is much larger than it has been historically, but that nonetheless total expenditure on music is considerably lower.

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Too Much Choice?

Music’s New Conundrum: Too Much Choice examines the positives and negatives of the new era of music that allows consumers access to all the music that they want, and plenty that they don’t want. Is this embarrassment of riches making it too hard to find the good stuff?

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Music on the Move

The 2007 Digital Music Survey from Entertainment Media Research shows that both traditional and not-so-traditional models for selling music face considerable challenges. However, there are also some surprising opportunities for new revenues.

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Music on the Move

Mobile phone users' worldwide spend on music for mobile devices will reach US$32.2 billion by 2010 according to forecasts from Gartner.

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UK Gets New Music Video Download Site

Swedish music video download specialist Musicbrigade, which was founded by Scandanavian music industry veterans in Stockholm in 1999, has announced its launch of a UK-based operation in July 2006...

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EMI & i-vu Hair Salon Music Promos

Location based services get a new twist as interactive screen media provider i-vu is partnering with EMI Music UK to feature up and coming music artists, including Laura Michelle Kelly, in the hair salon environment...

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WAP & Music Support Cancer Research

Innovative technology and top northern bands including New Order and Doves proved a winning formula at a recent Manchester benefit concert staged by legendary music photographer Mick Rock and ex-Smiths bass player Andy Rourke...

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Personalised Ringtones To Boost Music?

London-based, digital music company Digimpro has launched RemixRingTones, a personalised ringtone maker for mobile phone users, at Midem...

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Discovering Music In the Digital Age

Music as a consumer product is changing radically in the digital age. Packaging and albums are pass. DAB, P2P, the "long tail" and the iPod shuffle are broadening tastes. Can blogs guide us through the maze, wonders Michael Nutley...

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