Tag Archives: MP3

Apple Closes LaLa.com. Will iTunes.com Launch In June?

Apple will close down its recently-acquired LaLa.com service on May 31, the company revealed in a bried message posted on the streaming music service’s website. Existing users will be able to log in until the end of next month. Continue reading

7digital invades Sweden

7digital27digital.com today opened for business in Sweden, offering its Swedish MP3 download store, offering tracks from all four majors and a range of independent labels, in high-quality MP3 320kbps format.

Track pricing will be highly competitive at launch, with single tracks costing only 7 kronor and albums starting at 79 kronor.

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7digital gets into household devices

UK online music service, 7digital and home entertainment specialist, Imerge have joined forces to implement a system that allows users to access and purchase high quality MP3s directly through Imerge’s home entertainment systems.

Imerge provides luxury entertainment systems that allow customers to record, store and playback music, video and media to multiple rooms in their home through connected control panels.

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BlackBerry + 7digital spawn alternative iTunes

We’re a bit behind on this one, but here’s an interesting looking digital music service for BlackBerry users, powered by UK online music company, 7digital. The 7digital MP3 Music Store for BlackBerry should be imminently available and was built by Develop IQ.

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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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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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Lily Allen offers free pre-release album tease

PrintMore from the wonderful world of digital music marketing, with UK artist Lily Allen releasing a free album mini-mix MP3 from her new album “It’s Not Me, It’s You”.

The mix emerges as Allen prepares to release the album, her second, on February 9 in the UK. Distorted Loop readers can download the mini-mix promo right here.

The full album features twelve new tracks and is the follow up to her debut “Alright Still” which sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide and spawned the classic Number One single “Smile”. T

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We7 goes ad-free for Christmas

Joining the list of online music services making seasonal offers, ad-supported music service We7 has become an ad-free service for the Christmas season.

The company will remove all audio advertising from its music tracks for the festive period (between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve), so music fans can listen online to as many full tracks and albums as they want for free, completely uninterrupted by ads.
We7 CEO, Steve Purdham, said, “2008 has been a sea change year for digital music, with positive support and action coming from the music industry and great growth and acceptance for We7.”

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Free music, love, from Team Love…

New York’s independent record label Team Love, a company led by Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst has launched a new online resource offering free music from its acts.

The Team Love Library is to be a regularly changed collection of existing releases and other content from the label, with music made available in DRM-free MP3 format.

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