What If The Beatles Had Used Social Media?

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Most of America’s avid music fans just celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ debut in America. However, we can leave it up to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to use this iconic moment as a cheeky satire of today’s social media overload in the music-branding world. In this video, Fallon (as Lennon) makes […]

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Video: Dominic West Gives Music Marketing Tips To The Feeling

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We realize this video came out in October, which in Internet time is about 5 million years ago, but we just discovered this amusing promo video from UK rockers The Feeling, and it’s well worth sharing. Actor Dominic West (The Wire, 300) portrays the band’s manager, who has a few unhelpful pointers for promoting their […]

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Good “Vibes”: A Hint About Facebook’s Music Service

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Is it too soon to begin speculating on a legitimate Facebook music service? Although the social network at one point publicly said it would not be pursuing a music platform on Facebook, they have made a number of recent steps to the contrary. In May, they introduced “Music on Facebook,” essentially a how-to guide for […]

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Facebook Relaunches “Music On Facebook”

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Since San Francisco startup RootMusic launched their “BandPage” application for Facebook about a year ago, they’ve grown to be the number one entertainment app on Facebook, with 17 million users a month. Last August, RootMusic’s CEO J. Sider told us that he decided to start his company after witnessing all the inefficiencies musicians were faced […]

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Sick Man Of The Internet: MySpace For Sale

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In the latest development of the stumbling Ottoman Empire that is MySpace, Wall Street Journal reports that parent company News Corp. (which also owns WSJ) is putting the social network up on the auction block. News Corp. bought MySpace’s parent company eUniverse in 2005 for $580 million. TechCrunch got hold of the “pitch book” earlier […]

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Facebook Launches “Deals” For Social Shopping

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Today, Facebook entered the group buying space with the launch of Facebook Deals. Deals are currently available in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco, with presumably more markets becoming available in the near future. Facebook Deals will compete with deal giants like Groupon and LivingSocial. In the music space, some companies have also […]

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Stay Tuned For Major Announcement From Facebook And MySpace

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The word is out: a major joint announcement between two of the biggest players in social media will take place today. Mike Jones, Myspace’s CEO, and Dan Rose, Facebook’s VP of Partnerships and Platform Marketing, will host the announcement. Most rumors floating around the internet this morning point to MySpace integrating the Facebook login (“Facebook […]

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