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Lady Gaga heartbroken

Lady Gaga stated that she was heartbroken when she first started to get famous and then came to the realization that some of her friends were simply interested in using her because of her famous statute.

The pop star was forced to cancel a large amount of shows last year because she needed hip surgery and wrote in a post during this time on her website that she realized that some of her friends were only interested in her when she was center stage.

The post stated that she was heartbroken because many of the people that she loved and worked closely with throughout her time as a pop star lied to her, used her, and worked her too hard because they were interested in their own personal gain...

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New music streaming from Dr Dre set to launch in January

Dr Dre is set to launch a new music streaming service named “Beats Music” in January. The service will be competing with Spotify and will feature curated recommendations and high quality streams. Trent Reznor, the Nine Inch Nails band leader, will be Beats Music’s chief creative officer for the product launched by the rapper who has invested heavily in headphones. Dre’s previous product Beats By Dre headphones were very successful and the rapper expects that things will not be so different with the next product.

The first announcement about the streaming service was by Dre himself when he said that it would go by the name Daisy, which would be a copycat of the MOG streaming service. However, he will launch it in 2014 with under the brand name of Beats Music...

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Mobile users now able to access Spotify AB

It is good news for Spotify AB fans because mobile users will now be able to freely access the ad-supported version for streaming music. This follows the original requirement that mobile users had to pay a monthly fee to access the content. The music company, which is based on Sweden has made licensing deals with three major music companies where it would use their music recordings in this new product. There has always been a free version for laptops and desktop computers long before the launch of the new service.

Presently, Spotify has 6 million premium users and 20 million people worldwide access its services. Talks for licensing have taken almost a year with Sony Music Entertainment, Access Industries; Warner Music Group and Vivendi S’s Universal Music Group...

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Unsigned rap duo fund trip to North Korea through crowdfunding

Unsigned rappers Peso and Pacman have raised more than $10,000 through the Kickstarter crowdfunding site to fund a stunt which they hope will finally land them that much wanted record deal. Pacman and Peso haven’t travelled much further that the poor Washington DC which they call home. Now, however, following their successful fundraising campaign online, the hip hop duo are to embark on a journey to shoot the video they home will give their career the boost they desperately want. The destination is rather unlikely though; North Korea.

After the pair raised $10,400 through their campaign on Kickstarter, they will fly first to China then onto Pyongyang. Here, they plan on filming songs including “God Bless Amerika” aboard a party bus...

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BBC radio introduces new play list service

Contrary to other stations using streaming services, the BBC usually uses DJs though listeners need to transfer the playlists to YouTube or Spotify. The BBC is known to dominate the traditional radio with nearly 50% of UK residents, which is more than 50 million fans turning into its stations weekly.

Considering that many youngsters prefer streaming services in addition to recommendation driven play lists, the corporation has launched the Playlister music creation and recommendation service marks in order to remain relevant in the digital age.

Bob Shennan who controls Radio 6, Radio 2 and the Asian Network, mentioned that the BBC played an important role in finding new acts and publicising them to a mainstream audience at the launch of the Play lister on Wednesday.

Shennan added that the B...

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Most popular online videos revealed

The most recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Centre focuses on online video growth. The survey shows a growth in the number of online adults downloading or watching online videos of around 10% over the last 4 years, a key driving force behind this increase is the use of mobile phones. More than 70% of adults admit to using sites such as Vimeo and YouTube with music videos being the category with the fastest growth.

According to the Pew surveys, the amount of online adults in the US watching music videos has more than doubled since 2007 reaching a high of around 50% this year. This brings music videos slightly behind comedy/humorous (at 58%) ‘How-To’ videos (at 56%) and on a par with educational videos...

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Stars angry at new singles being leaked

Although Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are both upset that their singles were leaked, it may not be a big deal in the long run because in the end the leaks might actually help to promote the artist. Gaga’s newest single Applause was leaked a full ten days early online and Perry’s Roar was released two days in advance.

Both of the artists took to Twitter to denounce the leaks, but decided to confront the leaks by releasing their tracks earlier than scheduled causing a massive fight between the two stars to see who would end up at the top of the chart.

Although leak tends to be a naughty world in the music industry, the leaks occur simultaneously with the stars’ promotions for the newest albums...

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Google launches their Music All Access service

Google has launched a new Music All Access service across the UK today in an effort to offer Spotify some competition in the music streaming industry. The Music All Access streaming music service was originally launched in May but was only available in May. Users that sign up for it are allowed to unlimited access to a category of songs that includes millions of tracks for a small monthly fee.

Already planning to steal Spotify users away, Google is offering their service at only £7.99 per month and will also give users their first month for free if they sign up to try out the service before September 15th. The regular price to stream music using the service is £9.99 which is the industry standard for streaming music.

Product manager for Google Play Music, Paul Joyce, stated that with the...

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