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Spotify finally becomes the social music player you've always dreamt of

At LAST! Seriously, Spotify is beyond awesome -- and I lament the non-Europeans that can't use it -- but there has always been one missing feature: social sharing. Spotify has always needed a forum; some way to share your playlists, some way to see what your friends are listening to. And now you can... with the omnipotent and omnivorous Facebook Connect! Connect to your Facebook profile and a lis...

Digital music distribution just got a whole lot easier with MediaNet's open API

You've probably not heard of MediaNet but they've been around for a really long time -- 2001 to be precise. Back then they attempted to sell music through MusicNet, a service that powered the big boys (BMG, EMI, Warner). If you bought music online before iTunes, it was probably through MusicNet. For a variety of reasons though, it never really took off (blame DRM). While they were licking their...

Sci-fi or another compression breakthrough for digital music?

UK company Zgroup claims to have perfected technology which allows digital audio files to be shrunk to one quarter of their original size. Forgive us if we're a little doubtful. Company CEO Jamie True said in a press release today, "'ShrinkMyTunes addresses important and specific needs for anyone with a music collection and will be particularly popular with owners of iPod minis and shuffles, as...

Webcasters wake up Monday to an uncertain future

Many Webcasters will wake up facing an uncertain future on Monday, thanks to conflicting messages coming from SoundExchange, the US royalty collection society for sound recordings. The netcasting industry has been in a state of strife since the 1s oft May when the Copyright Broadcasting Board (CRB) announced new royalty rates for netcasters which amounted to a substantial increase in royalty rate...

AllofMP3 closes - well kindof

The bane of the international music industry - Russia's pirate music site, AllofMP3.com has finally been closed by the Russian Government - but a new site has sprung up to take its place. AllofMP3.com has been trading for a number of years by flagrantly selling cheap unlicensed albums from major international record labels, although the site claimed that it was legal under Russian law, it was clea...

Sonific launches new network for bands, songwriters and labels

Sonific, the Web service that creates SongSpots, embedded music streaming widgets that can be inserted into most Web pages, blogs or community sites, has just launched a new angle on the application - a music network that will allow bands, songwriters and labels to upload their own music. Since its beta launch, Sonific has shown itself to be a pretty cool web app, but the service suffered from a ...

Amazon announce DRM free digital music store

Amazon.com has announced that it's going to head deep into the jungle of digital music sales - and will only be selling DRM-free MP3 tracks. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced the plans to launch the DRM-free store later in the year in a joint announcement with EMI, who are the first major label to release DRM-free tracks. At the present time having a DRM-free strategy will mean that Amazon will...

Googleholic for August 8th 2006

In this issue of Googleholic we'ss cover: Google Talk WiFi phone Google and AP Military Secrets GoogDesk Google Digital Music Dive into Googleholic......