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Radiohead + MySpace screen fan video champs

MySpace is premiering the three remaining < !– google_ad_section_start –>fan-made videos that were short-listed in Radiohead’s recent animated video contest,“Weird Fishes,” “15 Step,” and “Videotape.” The first to debut is here, Tobias Stretch’s “Weird Fishes.”< !– google_ad_section_end –>

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Social networking’s sexier than Blu-ray

The price of Blu-ray players and discs seems set to fall this season, as those involved seek to take the format into the mass market – meanwhile that market’s changing, with consumers flocking to sign-up to location-based social networking services for their mobile phones, a pair of ABI Research reports claim.

“Blu-ray vendors and dealers are starting to realize that for Blu-ray to become the next DVD, they need to lower player prices in order to generate interest and build volumes,” said ABI Research principal analyst Steve Wilson.
 
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Coldplay’s latest online viral – unreleased music

Coldplay at 3pm today launched a free viral promotion for the band’s forthcoming EP of brand new material, ‘Prospekt’s March’, offering fans a chance to listen to all the new songs before their release on November 24.

The new tracks are being made available in the form of an online game, which can be emailed, shared and posted to blogs, social networking profiles and websites. (Naturally we also have it online here, just after the jump),

This will be “the only way to hear the new songs ahead of release”, the band’s “people” told us this afternoon.

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Red Light Company are YouTube superstars

We’re not sure as to the background for this one, but it seems the video for Red Light Company’s forthcoming single ‘Scheme Eugene’ has been a viral video success, becoming “the most viewed music video on YouTube in the UK on both Monday and Tuesday this week,” the band’s “people” told us today. Here’s the video – more after the jump.

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Atlantic’s social bid for music, Fanbase

Atlantic Records taken a step toward combining social networking with music sales, introducing its Fanbase service.

As I suppose it would to promote the launch, the label calls Fanbase “a groundbreaking digital fan experience”. Assembled using Adobe AIR technology, the first bands to stake some space on Atlantic Fanbase include. T.I., Simple Plan, Shinedown and Pretty Ricky.
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