>>> Facebook continues the trend towards targeted personalized marketing with Social Ads. (NYT)
>>> Prince is trying to force fan sites and others to stop using his likeness, lyrics. etc content. (CMJ) The sites creating a unified PrinceFansUnited.com to fight back. Is it about control or driving traffic to an authorized site? Either way this goes counter to everything we know about modern viral marketing.OK Purple One. I used an old photo of you on this blog. What happens next?
>>> Pandora has added a number of new social and music discovery features in a move to expand the services reach with the goal of "creating a unified music experience". (Listening Post)
>>> Record labels have been slow to jump into virtual worlds like teen destination Habbo Hotel as revenue sources. (DMW) Why? Because the labels still are run by older white males whose idea of going online is a trip to CNN.com and Mapquest.
>>> New deals make Sergama the largest digital music aggregator in India. The company sells direct and via other services. (press release) It's always facinated me that the music industry seems to ignore this huge English speaking market.