Monthly Archives: December 2009

Rage Against The Machine take UK No. 1!!

Rage Against The Machine’s Killing In The Name has won the most competitive race for the Christmas number one in years, the Official Charts Company announces today.

The song, first released in 1992 and backed by an enthusiastic online campaign by fans, sold more than 500,000 copies in the week leading up to the end of business yesterday to beat X Factor winner Joe McElderry’s The Climb to the top of the chart.

McElderry sold 450,000 copies, though sales slipped in the last few days.
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Royal Opera House puts free content on iTunes

The Royal Opera House is giving away 300 items of film, audio and written material via iTunes.

This is a European first for the Royal Opera House, the first performing arts organisation this side of the Atlantic to open its own iTunes U site and “only the third in the world after the American Theatre Wing and the Washington National Opera,” Brand Republic informs us.
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Checkin’ yer MP’s Expenses? There’s an app…

Satosoft today announced MP Expenses 1.0, their third application exclusively for iPhone and iPod Touch. MP Expenses features the information that UK MP’s have tried to cover up for years by giving you the ability to view each MP’s expenses. You can also send them an email to their own email address. Additionally, you can ring their Parliamentary office or Constituency office or even view their website.

“This repository of MP contact data had hundreds of hours of research invested in its collection! No other iPhone/iPod Touch App gives you so much power to contact any or all 645 UK MP’s!” said Graham French, founder of Satosoft.
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MySpace Music completes imeem acquisition

MySpace Music today completed a deal to acquire certain assets of the popular social media music service imeem. 

MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta says the deal, “will allow us to leverage imeem’s industry leading technology and over time, meaningfully integrate their products into the MySpace Music experience.”
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Boxee unveils new beta, D-Link product partner

Front SMALLThe Boxee team have held good to their promise, delivering their first hardware partner (D-Link) and an all-new Beta of the Mac, PC and Apple TV-friendly multimedia service for digital lives.

Perhaps the big news delivered at the Music Hall of Williamsburg last night is that of the Boxee Box by D-Link, the first of what the team hopes becomes a family of products using the Boxee software. We’ll take a quick look at the new beta later in this report.

D-Link has been named first choice as the hardware partner to release a Boxee branded device for the living room (an Apple TV-killer?) the Boxee Box by D-Link.

This promises access to tens of thousands of movies & TV Shows, organisation and playback features for home movies and photos, and music playback from their home network or from Internet sources like Pandora.

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iTunes LIVE from London with Robbie Williams

Apple has announced its next Live from London performance, which takes place 17 December and stars Robbie Williams.

Citing Apple’s release on the appearance, which circulated this morning: “Global superstar Robbie Williams is to perform and record an exclusive iTunes LIVE from London show at the Apple Store, Regent Street. Showcasing tracks from his new album “Reality Killed The Video Star”, Robbie Williams has sold 55 million solo albums and has won more Brit Awards than any act in history.”
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Groove Armada Gig In PlayStationHome

groove_armadaIn the run-up to Groove Armada’s hotly awaited new studio album ‘Black Light’ (Out February 22nd), pioneering dance duo, Andy Cato and Tom Findlay are set to play the first ever Sony Computer Entertainment Europe music gig in PlayStation Home, December 3rd.

A celebration of their new studio album, the free and exclusive event grants everyone front row access, without any of the in-crowd sweatiness or restricted views.

The completely free on-demand, streaming music video service for PlayStation3 (PS3), features a stunning concert of brand-new video footage taking place in the revamped Presentation Podium area.

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