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I siti musicali più visitati in USA – Dicembre 2009

Interessante, da HypeBot

In visitatori unici
1. Vevo 35.4 million
2. MySpace Music 33.1 million
3. AOL Music 29.0 million
4. Warner Music 23.3 million
5. MTV Networks Music 17.6 million

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Google Music…molto MySpace

Ecco i risultati di una ricerca condotta da DigitalMusicNews sul nuovo servizio google. Incredibile, tutti i clip risultanti sono di MySpace…

1. “Get Back,” Ludacris (served by iLike/MySpace)
2. “Jessica,” The Allman Brothers Band (iLike/MySpace)
3. “Ferny Hill,” The Chieftains (iLike/MySpace)
4. “Just Dance,” Lady Gaga (iLike/MySpace)
5. “Ms. Fat Booty,” Mos Def (iLike/MySpace)
6. “Them Bones,’ Alice In Chains (iLike/MySpace)
7. “Baby By Me (featuring Ne-Yo),” 50 Cent (Lala)
8. “Mr. Brightside,” The Killers (iLike/MySpace)
9. “This Year,” The Mountain Goats (iLike/MySpace)
10. “Temperature,” Sean Paul (iLike/MySpace)
11. “Southern Man,” Neil Young (iLike/MySpace)
12. “The Way the Live,” Baby Boy da Prince (iLike/MySpace)
13. “Throw Some D’s,” Rich Boy (iLike/MySpace)
14. “Walk,” Pantera (iLike/MySpace)
15. “One,” Metallica (iLike/MySpace)
16. “I’m a Slave 4 U,” Britney Spears (iLike/MySpace)
17. “I Believe I Can Fly,” R. Kelly (iLike/MySpace)
18. “Tell Me I Was Dreaming,” Travis Tritt (iLike/MySpace)
19. “The Anthem,” Good Charlotte (iLike/MySpace)
20. “Slow Hands,” Interpol (iLike/MySpace)

MySpace e i gruppi Indie – TuneCore

Articolo su Wired

ndie musicians now have a new way to make money online by adding their songs directly to MySpace Music in exchange for sharing in the ad revenue with the service.

The deal, announced Monday, was struck by the digital-media distribution company Tunecore, will let any artist distribute songs directly through MySpace Music starting Thursday without having to have a music label or aggregator do so on their behalf.

Artists will simply pay a small flat fee for inclusion in the on-demand MySpace Music streaming service, which is partially owned by major labels. In return, MySpace promises to pay artists a percentage of the money it makes from the ads that accompany the music.

Tunecore wouldn’t comment about how much money artists can expect to receive per play. It’s likely to be a fairly low amount — for now anyway.
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Tunecore’s Facebook vs MySpace

Da TuneCore

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Facebook’s Appeal

1. Ease of Use, Networking
2. Clean and Organized
3. Dynamic Interface
4. The Status Bar
5. Less Spam
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Why MySpace still holds the spotlight for music

Facebook was not originally intended to be a music website – when it was growing in popularity, in still did not have working music players. Some applications were slowly introduced that allowed people to play their own music on their profile pages, but it didn’t allow bands to create pages. Bands could make fan groups, but couldn’t play music on the actual pages.

MySpace was still everyone’s #1 destination if they wanted to hear music – and the plus side was you didn’t have to be a member of MySpace to visit a band’s profile.

Facebook soon gave into the pressure to give bands profiles on Facebook and introduced pages, which allow bands to have music players, tour calendars, photos, videos, etc. Even with these new options, bands couldn’t customize their profiles the way they could with MySpace, or organize their content exactly the way they wanted it. Facebook became a useful addition to a band’s online presence, but was not the necessity MySpace was.
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The Verdict

While Facebook is certainly the best place for an artist to advertise and interact with fans, it lacks the appearance of a personal website that MySpace has, and the music player is secondary to the news feed on the page. On MySpace, the music player is the focus of the page, and far more artists have MySpace pages than have complete Facebook pages.

I know of industry folks who will look at a band’s MySpace page before looking at their actual website – (1) to listen to their music, and (2) to see how many friends they have. Yes, the number of MySpace friends you have is still relevant in the industry today. It probably not as accurate as the number of fans you have on your Facebook page, which are much more accessible than your MySpace friends, but it still adds credibility.

I think as more bands begin to adopt Facebook pages and focus on building their fan base through Facebook, the number of fans on a band’s page will carry more weight than the number of “friends” on MySpace. For now, MySpace is still very relevant in the music industry, so I’d recommend having both a strong MySpace and Facebook presence. MySpace for music, Facebook for fan interaction.

Facebook Connect sarà “ovunque” su MySpace

da Insidefacebook

“Yahoo announced that it will be making Facebook Connect a deeply-integrated part of its site earlier this week. The move surprised some people, because Yahoo itself has historically been the largest social site on the web. By relying on third parties like Facebook for key social features, like friend relationships, the company has now more narrowly defined itself as a content publisher.

But we should get ready for another big Facebook Connect integration, industry sources tell us: MySpace is planning to make it a key part of the site, rolling out a number of Connect features in the first part of 2010. In addition to relying on its own “social graph” of user relationships, MySpace will use the graphs from other sites. — Facebook’s social graph is currently the most reflective of people’s real-life relationships, so apparently it will soon be a significant part of MySpace.”

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Le 10 tappe fondamentali del Marketing Musicale 2.0

Dal sito francese Digital Music/Don’t Believe The Hype ecco le 10 tappe fondamentali che riassumono la rivoluzione del marketing musicale degli ultimi anni:

1.Myspace

2.CD Baby

3.Arctic Monkeys – Internet buzz

4.OK GO – Youtube

5.Napster

6.Radiohead – In Rainbows

7.Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts

8.Jill Sobule – fanziamento dai fan

9.David Byrne & Brian Eno – Top Spin

10.Amanda Palmer – marketing su Twitter

Google: cambia l’algoritmo a favore della velocità?

Da downloadblog

In un’intervista rilasciata a Webpronews, Matt Cutts di Google ha offerto alcune interessanti informazioni sulle prossime modifiche all’algoritmo di ranking del motore di ricerca più usato al mondo, ponendo particolare enfasi sulla velocità di caricamento delle pagine come uno dei fattori determinanti al posizionamento.

“Storicamente non abbiamo avuto bisogno di usarlo nei nostri algoritmi, ma un sacco di persone in Google pensa che il web debba essere veloce. Dovrebbe essere una buona esperienza, ed è abbastanza onesto dire che se sei un sito veloce, forse meriti un piccolo bonus. Se invece sei un sito lentissimo forse gli utenti non ti vogliono vedere.

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Per quanto riguarda il settore musicale, come si comporteranno le varie pagine MySpace spesso molto lente??