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A few developments rumbling around Spotify. The latest launch is happening in Belgium, and the company will soon be announcing a 'new direction' on November 30th in New York. More details as they surface.
Taylor Swift was the biggest winner at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, though an absent Adele came a close second. Other big winners included Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Beyonce, and Foo Fighters.
Google Music's Artist Hub is out in the wild, but how are DIY companies reacting? SongCast has already added Google Music to its list of services, though unclear is how the one-time, $25 flat fee will be handled. More ahead.
7digital is now supplying millions of MP3s and related metadata for the T-Mobile Mall, a US-based storefront that includes content from all four majors.
Occupy Musicians, a site for artists getting involved in global protest effort, launched this morning. So far, it's a list of participating artists and some ways to organize performances.
Good idea? The Speek has just expanded its collection of classic music videos, with a model geared towards a super-targeted audience.
Radio One division Interactive One has just tapped Songza to launch a social, interactive, and targeted BlackPlanet Radio.