MySpace just added a brand new cool service to the social networking site.
You can now buy tickets to see your favourite band through their profile pages. The updated site also now includes a calendar tool so that fans can follow when tours and concert are happening and when new record releases are scheduled.
This ‘MySpace Events platform’ also allows you to check your friend’s calendar to see what shows they are planning on going to. When one of your friend buys a ticket, a notification will tell you about it.
MySpace will take a cut of all ticket sales. It currently has a database of around 1 million shows happening this year.
It’s a smart move from MySpace, since they have been struggling to catch up with other social network like Facebook and Twitter. This new service is going to get a lot of attraction, we would think!
Published April 12, 2010
Digital , Music , Online
Tags: digital music, EMI, facebook, MySpace, twitter, Universal, Warner Music Group, WaTunes
Soon, iTunes maybe won’t be your first choice for music downloads!
A digital music company called ‘WaTunes’ came to a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group, after signing up with Universal and EMI.
Warner has licensed its full catalog of music for ‘WaTunes’ and its new Facebook application. With that application you will now be able to buy high quality MP3 music on Facebook without leaving the social networking site. Artists like Madonna, Seal, The White Stripes and lots more will be available. You don’t even need to create an account on ‘WaTunes’ to stream 30 seconds of the song, or even buy it.
You can also share the songs or the albums you’re listening to on your friends facebook wall MySpace or Twitter.
Unfortunately ‘WaTunes’ Music store app is only available in the US for now. We’ll have to be a little patient before we can have the pleasure of using our facebook pages while browsing and downloading new music.
Published February 17, 2010
Digital , Online
Tags: google, MySpace, real-time search
Google ‘Real-Time’ search is now part of our life. We remember when Google first launched it, including live tweets, Yahoo fresh news and more.
Well, now Google has added MySpace updates. That means that publicly available status updates, blog posts, and other MySpace details will now be shown in the “latest results” area.
Will Facebook be next?
Published January 5, 2010
Music , Online
Tags: itunes, MySpace, Pearl Jam, twitter
You’re a fan of Pearl Jam? Well you’re gonna love their new partnership with Twitter and iTunes.
The band has teamed up with the digital media house Culture Jam to launch a new site that easily allows you to tweet about about the Pearl Jam song “Just Breathe.”
In exchange for the tweet, you’ll receive a code that will allow you to download the song on iTunes for free. The best part is it’s a live version that was recorded at Austin City Limits this year.
By tweeting the message you will also automatically follow the @pearljam account on Twitter, which is a smart move from the site, and usually a good thing for you.
If you downloaded the song it’s because you like the group, right?
On the site, there is also a way to buy a digital copy of the single and you can enter to win a limited run copy of the new album on White Vinyl LP.
It’s not the first time that the group uses social media to promote its music.
Last year with the release of their new album “Blackspacer” they promoted it by using Myspace, but this time using Twitter is clever because there is a very low barrier to entry.
SO what are you waiting for? Go Tweet for it !
Do you often use Justin TV ?
It’s the leader in live video and the place to broadcast and share video online.
Many social networks these days offer some sort of instant messaging chatting element. The problem is that people are already chatting on a half dozen other services throughout the day. Justin.tv is launching a way to put some of the big ones together on its site.
They’re launching the unified chat option today. It will allow users to bring their Facebook, Myspace and Twitter conversations into Justin.TV. These are then all displayed in a single chat window.
You can now chat on Justin.tv without having to have a Justin.tv account.
By clicking on the “Connect to Facebook”, “Sign in with Twitter”, or “Login with MySpace” buttons, you’ll be able to securely log in to any combination of those services to start chatting right away.
And of course anything you say on your Twitter account will be sent out to that service, which will help promote Justin.tv.
Brilliant idea !