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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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MySpace teams with Google, boosts iTunes

Bat for LashesMySpace and Google will this afternoon announce a partnership to provide music content for the company’s new music search initiative.

“Through this partnership we’re making it easier for fans around the world to discover music content by providing Google with full audio tracks, direct links to music videos and upcoming tour information. It’s our goal to make the great content on our platform available to anyone – wherever it is they want to find it,” MySpace explained.

“Probably the most exciting aspect of this deal is that we now have the opportunity to better serve our artist partners by making sure all of the content they’ve created is available to everyone on MySpace as well as to those fans searching for it on Google.”

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MySpace brings full music vid, analytics, iTunes link

myspacePress Release from MySpace, thought some might be interested in the full thing, rather than a translation.

“FYI – Today MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta announced a wave of new MySpace Music products in a keynote discussion at the Web 2.0 Summit. The conversation included details about MySpace’s overall business strategy and future. The full press release is embedded below for your reference.

These new services rolling tonight include:
· A new MySpace Music Videos product
· MySpace Music Artist Dashboard
· A new Apple/ iTunes integration
· The first iLike product integrations into MySpace with Music Videos and Artist Dashboard
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iTunes attack: MySpace preps iLike buy-out

We thought it had gone just a little bit quiet with MySpace Music – now we know why – backed by News International it appears MySpace is attempting to acquire popular music steaming and recommendation service, iLike (which launched its own music download service this week) for a cool $20 million.

This news is going to concern Apple’s iTunes team – iLike is the music network that’s most used by Facebook users, and with millions using that service, News International could leverage its new property under the MySpace Music umberella to make a pretty big attempt to unseat Apple’s music service from its current position of market dominance.

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MySpace to lose three in ten US staff

myspaceMySpace is slashing staff by 30 per cent, saying the company plans a “return to a start-up culture” to hatch its future plans.

In a move confirmed this afternoon (June 16), and as part of a plan to restructure itself into a more “innovative, efficient, and entrepreneurial business”, MySpace announced today that it will reduce its staff by nearly 30 per cent.  This restructuring plan crosses all US divisions of the company and lowers the total number of domestic staff at MySpace to 1,000 employees.

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MySpace Music hooks Kasabian connection

westryderpauperlunaticasylumMySpace Music will offer the world exclusive premiere of Kasabian’s new album ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’, making the album available for free streaming playback from today, Monday 1 June.

The album is available here, one full week before appearing on general release.

It’s the third album from the band, the follow-up to 2006’s no1 album Empire, which has sold over a million copies to date.

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3 secret Lily Allen/MySpace gigs

lilyitsnotmesleeveMySpace Music today announced three secret Lily Allen performances on three continents.

The singer will stage intimate concerts for her MySpace fans in New York, Tokyo and London at no charge. 

The events mark the first time a single artist will take part in multiple MySpace Secret Shows on a global basis, and follow the world exclusive premiere of ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’, Lily Allen’s second album on MySpace.

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Musicians gain Facebook, MySpace retail

roots_manuvaNews out of Midem, where the Indie Mobile arm of the [PIAS] Entertainment Group, have reached a deal with US mobile content and widget specialist Dijit to be their exclusive European distribution partner.
Dijit’s widget allows labels and artists to sell direct to fans through their MySpace and Facebook sites without the need to set up cumbersome web shops. Continue reading

MySpace launches mobile video test – no iPhone

MySpace Mobile has launched an international beta test of its new video delivery service for mobile phones, though iPhone support is not part of the package.

MySpace is working with the video boffins at RipCode on the solution, which makes video content from the social networking site available to video enabled mobile devices.

The MySpace Mobile site (m.myspace.com) receives approximately three billion worldwide page views per month from more than 10 million monthly unique users, the company said.

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