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Taylor Swift vs Spotify vs the value of Streaming Music

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Taylor Swift is not the first to remove her entire catalogue from Spotify and nor will she be the last. Following on from her disingenuous pretense at offering better service to UK fans by forcing them to buy her whole pre-release album instead of being able to download individual promo tracks like the rest of the world could do. It’s not a surprise that she’s taken these latest extreme measures, but the reasons she gives are nothing more than record label bulls**t spin - in an ...

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Axwell Λ Ingrosso pioneer social participation via sheet music

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I’m a long term fan of Axel Hedfors aka Axwell from his earliest releases, avidly following the evolution of his label Axtone and his group projects and collaborations including Swedish House Mafia. Those who watched ’One Last Tour’ will understand why the trio is no more, and the core of that group - Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso have now struck out as a duo (Axwell Λ Ingrosso).

 

Their first move was to release their intro track as a free download:

And now they...
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New MySpace Music Player is likely too little too late

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It seems MySpace is still very much in catch-up mode, as its latest offering does not really offer up anything close to the scene-changer that MySpace so desperately needs. I remember the older MySpace Player quite fondly - with its animated EQ bars and customisable colours; since then we have seen Spotify, Soundcloud, Tomahawk, Last.fm and even YouTube stealing a march on MySpace’s former lead in the online music promo sector.

As a Music Player, it probably owes most to Spotify - in terms...

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Tomahawk Social Media Player is the future of online music playback - still requires a lot of refinement though

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I’ve been playing around with the Tomahawk Social Media Player desktop app for about a week now - since brother Markus introduced me to it - it exists in both PC and Mac flavours, with the latter being slightly more seamless an experience at the moment. This is definitely NOT a replacement for Spotify, more of a useful addition to it - as the largest library of quality music media comes from Spotify itself (requires Premium account).

Out of the box, Tomahawk does not do much more than play...

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The Future of Music Online 2012

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(Note that this post will be updated regularly throughout 2012)

My Top 10 Albums of 2011

  1. House of Balloons - The Weeknd
  2. Thursday - The Weeknd
  3. Nostalgia, Ultra - Frank Ocean
  4. Glass Swords - Rustie
  5. Electronic Dream - Araabmuzik
  6. Oh Land - Oh Land
  7. Vanbot - Vanbot
  8. On A Mission - Katy B
  9. 21 - Adele
  10. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

(Note - SBTRKT was missing from previous end of year listing)

 


11 Musical Trends for 2012

  • Some artists will move away entirely from Album releases; Rihanna is
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Affino Blogs get a great Media Boost

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Affino Blogs and Forum will have great Oembed support in the next release. This means that all you have to do is paste the URLs to your favourite videos, images, tracks and presentations for them to appear in your blog posts and forum threads.

 

Here’s some examples:

 

SoundCloud

 

 

Vimeo

 

 

Click through for many more examples of the rich media experience.

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The Future of Music Online 2011

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I’m a little (lot) late getting off the mark with this extensive listing this year, I had a backlog of reviews to complete first, also needed to seriously consider my choices for Top 10 albums, took a lot of deliberation to distil the list down to 10, and arrange in correct order of preference; anyway, here goes:


My Top 10 Albums for 2010

  1. Crystal Fighters - Star of Love
  2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
  3. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  4. Marina and the Diamonds - The Family
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Radiohead still leading the way in independent music distribution

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Radiohead announced today that their latest album ’The King of Limbs’ is to be available for download this Saturday - 19th February across 5 territories - UK / Ireland, Europe, The Americas, S.E.Asia, and Rest of the World.

 

There are in fact 4 versions of the album available as you can see from the above screen-capture:

  • MP3 Download - £6 / $9
  • WAV Download - £9 / $14
  • Newspaper Artwork Physical Album + MP3 Download - £30 / $48
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Social Commerce Hub - July Update

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Every Affino release sees further and deeper integration between Affino sites and the wider web, the upcoming 5.5.17 release is no exception. What is exceptional is just how many new platforms we’re integrating with and the depth of the integration.

 

We’ll be integrating with:

 

  • Two of the key product promotion platforms - Google Base / Google Webmaster Tools
  • One of the leading etailers - eBay
  • One of the most advanced online video platforms - Ooyala
  • The leading
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