Tag: myspace

The Wrap-Up: Can MySpace Make A Comeback?

Netmix scoured the social web for stories on the new MySpace. Can the site make a comeback or is it simply impossible to compete with Facebook, Spotify, Rdio, MOG and other entrenched players in the digital music space? We’re collected Tweets, video news stories and articles from the social web.

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Google and Facebook to add music; MySpace adds iLike video to Facebook

Google and Facebook will be adding music to their offerings through agreements with iLike.com, Lala.com and Imeem.com. According to a NY Times blog post, next Wednesday, Google will announce a new feature of its popular search engine that will return with search results music files hosted by a iLike and Lala. If a user types in a search for Tiesto or Kaskade, the search results will provide links to pop-up music players and the user may stream the tracks directly from the search engine, without having to go to the site's themselves.

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MySpace lays off 400, Echo Music goes the way of the dinosaur

Wow! How MySpace grew to over 1,400 employees, no one knows? Maybe that's the worldwide number. Regardless, the company, which was acquired by News Corp a few years ago for what was then thought as a steak, is trying to streamline operations and get back to the "start-up" mentality that helped to fuel it's growth. This blogger highly doubts putting senior executives from companies like AOL and Viacom in charge of anything at MySpace resembles anything close to stealth mode.

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Basement Jaxx — My Turn

New track from Basement Jaxx surfaces on MySpace.

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Blog Chatter Can Triple Future Sales Of Music Albums

According to a recently published research paper, "Does Chatter Matter," NYU Stern Professor Vasan Dhar along with his former student Elaine Chang, discovered there is a direct correlation between the number of blog posts on the Web and subsequent sales of albums being discussed. In a sampling of 108 album releases from January and February of last year, Dhar and Chang found sales were three times the average if "legitimate blog posts reached a threshold of 40."

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