Monthly Archives: March 2009

i.TV 1.4 adds Comcast, U-Verse and more for iPhone

comcastmoviesThe latest iteration of free, popular and useful TV, movie, and DVD guide for the iPhone and iPod touch, i.TV made its debut today on Apple’s App Store.

i.TV 1.4 includes a dedicated tab for Comcast subscribers, the world’s first “shakable” advertisement, AT&T U-verse listings and major performance improvements.

“Along with efforts to make i.TV faster and more stable, i.TV 1.4 includes a special menu tab for Comcast subscribers with information about video on-demand offerings,” said i.TV CEO, Brad Pelo. “Yes, i.TV is a movie, DVD and TV guide, but it is also a hub where media companies can more directly interact with their customers.”

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Project Playlist hooks EMI Music

projectplaylistProject Playlist, the social media network where music fans discover, create and share playlists, has entered into an agreement with EMI Music to add EMI’s music recordings to Project Playlist’s offerings. Project Playlist users will have access to EMI’s catalogu as well as music from many of today’s current hit-makers. 
 
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Kasabian appeals with free Impaler track

kasabianGet excited Kasabian fans as the band is offering brand new album track ‘Vlad The Impaler’ as a free download on March 31 – but only for four days (blink and you’ll miss it).

The explosive new track will be available as a free download from 7.30pm, March 31 until midnight, April 3 only from www.kasabian.co.uk

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EMI Music names digital marketing chief

emiEMI Music today announced the promotion of Cory Ondrejka to the newly-created position of executive vice president, digital marketing.

In this role, Ondrejka will help to advance the company’s digital marketing capability, developing new consumer and market insight resources and leading EMI’s experimentation with new digital marketing and product models in order to provide the best service to its artists and their fans.
 
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Placebo offer free new track download

placeboPlacebo have announced today that fans can download the title track from their forthcoming album ‘Battle For The Sun’ for FREE exclusively at www.placeboworld.co.uk.
 
The title track is lifted from ‘Battle For The Sun’, their first new album since the release of ‘Meds’ in 2006 and was given its worldwide premiere on Zane Lowe’s show on Radio 1 last night (March 17).

Fan reaction to the play was so overwhelming that the track was played in its entirety for a second time to close last night’s show.
 
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Boxee Hulu story hits fresh hurdles

boxeeMore news from the Boxee team – Hulu has blocked the software’s new RSS feature in order that Boxee cannot be used to access Hulu’s public RSS video feeds.

The team explained: “We just found out that Hulu blocked the Boxee browser from accessing the Hulu site. However, since then the Boxee people have managed to get these Hulu feeds working. “Over the weekend we will make an update to the user interface that will show a status message indicating whether Hulu is currently working or not.”

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Interview: Mentalist iPhone musicians tell their tale

London-based all-girl band the Mentalists caught everyone’s attention this week when they published a video of their cover of MGMT’s hit trackl ‘Kids’, all played entirely on a bunch of iPhones and iPod touch(es).

We were compelled to get in touch and spoke with Mentalist Kim E. Leon today, only to find out they’re a proper band, with music and websites and gigs and everything, who describe themselves rather adroitly a “like Cyndi Lauper – on acid…”. Here’s what we found out.

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4AD teases with free St. Vincent track

st_vincentAs of 4.30p this afternoon, 4AD is giving away a track from ‘Actor’, the new St. Vincent release that’s scheduled to ship on May 4.

The label describes the song “The Strangers”, which is the first track on the album, as “starting off as a deceptively dulcet elegy for a lost love, which suddenly capsizes under a flood of distortion.”

St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) will be previewing songs from ‘Actor’ at South by Southwest this month.

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