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Pandora, Late to Facebook Music Party, Looks for Social Boost

Pandora, Late to Facebook Music Party, Looks for Social Boost | Music business | Scoop.it

"When Facebook launched its ambitious attempt to become “a connective tissue for music,” the biggest player in internet radio, Pandora, didn’t join the party. You could share stations on Pandora, of course, but Pandora decided not to let Facebook see what people were listening to in real time."

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Facebook's Ime Archibong On 2013's Music Strategy, Timeline Grumbling

Facebook's Ime Archibong On 2013's Music Strategy, Timeline Grumbling | Music business | Scoop.it
It’s been a hectic year for Facebook, which spent $1 billion on Instagram in April, then raised $16 billion from its IPO a month later. In October, it also recorded...
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Facebook shows off its musical app chops

Facebook shows off its musical app chops | Music business | Scoop.it
Users of the social network have played more than 62 million songs 22 billion times since Facebook opened up its graph to developers last year, the company says. Read this article by Donna Tam on CNET News.
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As Facebook Stock Nears $18, Its Focus on Music Will Suffer

As Facebook Stock Nears $18, Its Focus on Music Will Suffer | Music business | Scoop.it
Facebook shares dove under $19 and were trading down 4.86% to $18.17 Friday afternoon after slashed price targets and fresh revenue concerns. What this means for Billboard...
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Zynga’s Q2 disappointment is a warning for music services

Zynga’s Q2 disappointment is a warning for music services | Music business | Scoop.it
Shares in social games company Zynga fell off a cliff last night, falling 37% to $3.18 – they originally traded at $10 when the company w...
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Vevo's Numbers Climb in First Quarter With Facebook Integration

Vevo's Numbers Climb in First Quarter With Facebook Integration | Music business | Scoop.it
Vevo’s recent integration with Facebook appears to have helped increase usage at both Facebook and Vevo.com, according to numbers the company released today. Vevo...
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Facebook Plays a Relatively Minor Role In Music Discovery

Facebook Plays a Relatively Minor Role In Music Discovery | Music business | Scoop.it

"The industry's addiction with likes, friends, and followers is reaching junkie status. So maybe this is a step towards recovery. Or, at least a little more balance: according to a new finding from NPD Group, social media's role in music discovery is actually minor compared..."

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‘Forced’ Sharing Works for Listening to Music, but Maybe Not Reading the News

‘Forced’ Sharing Works for Listening to Music, but Maybe Not Reading the News | Music business | Scoop.it

"The Washington Post is in bad shape, and its social reader app, which spams your Facebook friends with the fact that you just read an article about Kim Kardashian’s latest hangnail atrocity, isn’t helping."

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More Evidence That Facebook Boosts Content: Deezer’s Big Growth

More Evidence That Facebook Boosts Content: Deezer’s Big Growth | Music business | Scoop.it

"Forget, for a moment, how you feel about services that automatically share the music you’re listening to in the privacy of your own home to all your Facebook friends.

 

Love it or hate it, what cannot be contested is that Facebook’s strategy of trying to become the “connective tissue” for music is paying..."

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Facebook Integration Down

Facebook Integration Down | Music business | Scoop.it

"Grooveshark’s Facebook app integration and our Facebook page were disabled by Facebook Saturday afternoon. We believe they were disabled in error and we are in communication with Facebook to try to understand exactly what’s going on, so we hope to see a resolution to these problems soon."

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Facebook Adds 'Listen' Button to Band, Artist Pages

Facebook Adds 'Listen' Button to Band, Artist Pages | Music business | Scoop.it
Facebook is adding on Tuesday a “Listen” button to some its band and artist pages that give users an easy way to listen to their favorite songs directly on the site.
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Facebook: 17.5 Million People Use Spotify

Facebook: 17.5 Million People Use Spotify | Music business | Scoop.it

"It’s clear that Spotify is the most popular on-demand music subscription in the world. Less clear is how many people actually use it."

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Songster is Facebook's First Music-Creation Social Game

Songster is Facebook's First Music-Creation Social Game | Music business | Scoop.it
Music-creation social site, Songster, launched at SXSW on Wednesday for the music portion of the conference.
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Facebook Graph Search Ties Music to Everything Else

Facebook Graph Search Ties Music to Everything Else | Music business | Scoop.it

"Facebook already lets you see what people listen to in Facebook-connected music apps, check out which bands they like, and even unfriend them for liking the wrong band.

 

On Tuesday, at its big Apple-style press event in Menlo Park, California, Facebooktook that concept to the next level by allowing you to see what music people who like something else like."

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Spotify: The Music Service That Facebook Could Have Been, Wanted To Be, Or Might Be One Day?

Spotify: The Music Service That Facebook Could Have Been, Wanted To Be, Or Might Be One Day? | Music business | Scoop.it
"After I became an investor at Facebook, I started looking at every single music service out there," said Sean Parker today.
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Facebook Now Allows Bands to Be Tagged in Photos

Facebook Now Allows Bands to Be Tagged in Photos | Music business | Scoop.it
Thanks to CDBaby DIY Musician for bringing this to our attention. It appears Facebook has rolled out a new feature that could be very helpful to bands and musicians.
Good news for bands and brands!

Your fans will now be able to tag your band ...
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Emily Gonneau: Beware, Facebook; You’re on a very slippery slope…

Emily Gonneau: Beware, Facebook; You’re on a very slippery slope… | Music business | Scoop.it

"What's wrong with 'the' social network for musicians and artists? Plenty, according to the manager of OK Go (EU), Emilie Chick & more"

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Facebook's IPO Could Have Just Killed Some Digital Music IPOs

Facebook's IPO Could Have Just Killed Some Digital Music IPOs | Music business | Scoop.it
Facebook's falling stock prices may deter other digital music sites from stepping into public waters, such as Vevo and Spotify, while it may also have had an effect on...
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Vevo doubles registered user count since switching to Facebook-only login; CEO hints at further integration

Vevo doubles registered user count since switching to Facebook-only login; CEO hints at further integration | Music business | Scoop.it

"Music video service Vevo has doubled its total registered users as a result of switching to Facebook-only login and adding more personalized features in March, Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff tells us. The company is also looking at other ways to partner and integrate with Facebook, including advertising."

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Facebook Confirms: "We Have Removed the Grooveshark App..."

Facebook Confirms: "We Have Removed the Grooveshark App..." | Music business | Scoop.it

"Grooveshark first brushed this off as a simple 'error,' but this is no accident. In fact, Facebook has now confirmed to Digital Music News that the Grooveshark app has been deliberately banned based on infringement concerns."

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Facebook Breaks Up With Grooveshark

Facebook Breaks Up With Grooveshark | Music business | Scoop.it

"In our exclusive interview with Grooveshark CEO and co-founder Sam Tarantino a couple of weeks ago, he listed no fewer than eight reasons why music should be free — and why his company should be the one to make it that way."

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Live Nation’s Kick-Ass Concert Calendar Recommends You Gigs From 75 Ticket Sites, Earns You Discounts

Live Nation’s Kick-Ass Concert Calendar Recommends You Gigs From 75 Ticket Sites, Earns You Discounts | Music business | Scoop.it
You know what doesn't rock? Missing a concert by your favorite band.
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Facebook’s Listen Button Plays Artists on Spotify, MOG, Rdio, More

Facebook’s Listen Button Plays Artists on Spotify, MOG, Rdio, More | Music business | Scoop.it

"Application Programming Interface, thy name be “awesome!”"

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Vevo To YouTube: Sorry, I Like Facebook, Too

Vevo To YouTube: Sorry, I Like Facebook, Too | Music business | Scoop.it
Vevo appears to be going to some length to underscore the important role Facebook now plays in its traffic and viewership, talking up its successful integration with...
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Web surfers to pay online using Facebook, Twitter

Web surfers to pay online using Facebook, Twitter | Music business | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A one-click online payment system using Facebook and Twitter that could boost Internet sales for newspapers, music vendors and other low-priced goods and services is being tested by...
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