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  • 1,000+ Aussies Collaborate On Free Mardi Gras Charity Single
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    1,000+ Aussies Collaborate On Free Mardi Gras Charity Single

    This weekend, Sydney celebrates the annual gay and lesbian Mardi Gras. To kick off the weekend with a bang, Google Australia have released a free fundraiser single called (If It Ain’t For Everyone) It Ain’t Love, featuring the work of over 1,000 Australians. The song features high-profile contributions from Megan Washington, The Jezabels, Guy Sebastian

  • YouTube Unveil Their Streaming Service Music Key
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    YouTube Unveil Their Streaming Service Music Key

    Following more than a year of speculation and anticipation, Google has finally unveiled their paid subscription streaming service, named YouTube Music Key, as well as an update to the current YouTube site. YouTube Music Key will launch as invite-only from next week in the US, UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Finland and Portugal. The service will

  • YouTube Is Threatening A “Mass Cull” Of Videos From Indie Labels
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    YouTube Is Threatening A “Mass Cull” Of Videos From Indie Labels

    Video streaming service and treasure trove of adorable cat escapades YouTube is in the midst of heated negotiations with various independent music labels, with a company executive announcing this week YouTube will undertake a “mass cull” of music videos from the site “in a matter of days”. In an interview with the Financial Times, Google’s

  • Top 10 Most Googled Songs Of 2013
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    Top 10 Most Googled Songs Of 2013

    Future world-dominators Google have unveiled their global Top Charts for 2013, revealing what Australians and the rest of the world searched for the most this year, with Psy, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis dominating the music-oriented countdowns. Amid dead celebrities, The Block, and “What is Twerking?”, it seems Australians were still

  • Google To Release New Music Subscription Service Tomorrow
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    Google To Release New Music Subscription Service Tomorrow

    Reports have surfaced that Google will reveal its new music subscription service tomorrow at the company’s annual software developers I/O Conference in San Francisco. Google has signed licensing deals with the world’s top 3 major labels Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment ahead of the service’s debut. The news means Google

  • Spotify Exploit Allows MP3 Downloads Of Any Song Via Chrome Extension
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    Spotify Exploit Allows MP3 Downloads Of Any Song Via Chrome Extension

    Downloadify, an extension for Google’s web browser Chrome, is allowing users to download full MP3 versions of any song from Spotify’s extensive music catalogue. According to The Verge the app takes advantage of a lack of encryption in Spotify’s web player, a product the company launched in beta in November of last year. Once installed,

  • Google Removes Almost 10 Million Links Following Pressure From RIAA
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    Google Removes Almost 10 Million Links Following Pressure From RIAA

    A recent move by the menacing Record Industry Association of America has once again brought copyright laws to the forefront of public debate. Google has bucked under the pressure of the RIAA and has since removed almost 10 million links deemed in violation of copyright in the latest battle between the two companies. The 9,986,936

  • Google Music Users Upset After Explicit Songs Are Replaced With ‘Clean’ Versions
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    Google Music Users Upset After Explicit Songs Are Replaced With ‘Clean’ Versions

    Google Music has come under fire after users are finding their explicit versions of songs are being replaced with profanity-free edits. As reported by NME, customers have been utilising the scan and match feature of Google’s “cloud based storage system” only to find their tunes have been switched with ‘clean’ versions. Conversely, account holders have

  • Google Held Responsible For Libelous Search Result
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    Google Held Responsible For Libelous Search Result

    A recent decision from an Australian court could be detrimental to the future of internet overlord Google. For years the search engine had been held unaccountable for the material produced through its service, that is until now. A Melbourne judge has ruled in the favour of music promoter Milorad Trkulja, who took on the dot

  • Australian Internet Down For Telstra, iinet, Optus Users
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    Australian Internet Down For Telstra, iinet, Optus Users

    Most of Australian internet users were crippled this afternoon after what appeared to be a fault with an upstream routing issue that caused delays and timeouts for international websites. The fault began at 13:40 AEDST, and continued for an hour before ISPs were slowly able to get services back online. The fault caused sites such

  • Rdio Enters The Oz Music Streaming Market
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    Rdio Enters The Oz Music Streaming Market

    The battle for Australia’s supreme music streaming service has a new competitor – US based ad-free music service Rdio. Australians can now get a free seven-day trial of music streaming subscription service by visiting its offical website. If you like what you see/hear, you can get unlimited access to Rdio for $20.99 a month through

  • Big Day Out Release 2012 iPhone and Android App
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    Big Day Out Release 2012 iPhone and Android App

    Big Day Out 2012 organiser’s have released an app for iPhone and Android, set to try to enhance your festival experience by providing everything you need to get organised, stay connected and never miss a thing on the day. Over 100,000 people downloaded the Big Day Out App last year, and this time they’ve been

  • Samsung Announce New ‘Music Hub’ Subscription Service
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    Samsung Announce New ‘Music Hub’ Subscription Service

    Named Samsung Music Hub, this new subscription service from the South Korean company will see users given access to a database of over 3 million songs, the service working closely with major record labels. Using either a WiFi or the 3G connection, users will be able to browse and stream millions of songs on any

  • Google Music – New Cloud Based Music Service
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    Google Music – New Cloud Based Music Service

    Google have unveiled a new Cloud based music service called Google Music. The service will be similar to Amazon’s Cloud Drive service where it will allow users to upload their music to an online library from where they can stream their music via several types on internet connected devices. The service was announced at the

  • Amazon Launches Cloud Player, Play Your Music From Anywhere
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    Amazon Launches Cloud Player, Play Your Music From Anywhere

    Amazon has launched a cloud based music service that let’s you upload your music tracks to Amazon’s web servers and then play them via the web or Android devices. The Cloud Drive service offers 5GB of free storage and then $1 per GB after that, or 20GB if you buy an album through Amazon. When

  • Hackers find Google’s music cloud
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    Hackers find Google’s music cloud

    Google’s cloud-based music service exists! yes its true, Hackers have found if they install the leaked Honeycomb music player app in a certain way on Android they can sync music libraries with the Google servers.

  • Google censors torrents
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    Google censors torrents

    In what comes as another blow to free downloading following the case in the US where a woman was ordered to pay $1.5 million in damages for downloading 24 songs Google have announced they will be censoring particular terms from their search engine after calls from the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion

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