Gangnam Style heads towards a billion views

840,131,442 views since July. Wonder how soon Gangnam Style will hit a billion views. AdAge reckons Dec 11. Watch the video at YouTube: http://youtu.be/9bZkp7q19f0?hd=1 Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell. If you’ve not really heard of Gangnam Style other than that it’s a music video, here’s a bit of background from its Wikipedia entry: “Gangnam Style” […] is a K-pop single by the South Korean music artist PSY. The song was released on July 15, 2012, as the lead single of his sixth studio album PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1. “Gangnam Style” debuted at number one on the Gaon Chart, the national record chart of South Korea. As of November 27, 2012, […]

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Stream (and buy) music while you do the grocery shopping

If you do your grocery shopping in Tesco, you may already know that you can stay connected in the depths of the typical supermarket where no network signal usually reaches, thanks to Tesco’s own wifi network in most stores. Now, you’ll be able to enjoy your weekly shopping by listening to streaming music to your mobile device from the We7 internet radio station that Tesco just bought. It’s free to listen to as it’s currently ad supported. While this move is another step by the UK’s biggest supermarket chain to further develop its digital offerings, it’s also another example of how the retail experience for consumers is far more than just putting stuff in your shopping trolley and paying for […]

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Voices from the Ealing tweetup

Just under a year ago, I went to my first Ealing Tweetup in Ealing, west London. Organized by Mark Hillary, it was unlike any other tweetup I’d been to before in a number of ways especially the local-community, non-geeky feel to it. It was terrific and I’ve been hoping to be able to go to another one. I did just that a few days ago when I joined nearly 200 otherĀ  people at “The biggest Ealing tweetup ever!” on September 1. This event abounded with superlatives, starting with the bold description on its Twtvite page: Since 2009, probably the best social media event in London! Certainly the tweetup with the best music, the best networking, and most interesting bloggers! I […]

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Rock your holiday weekend

It’s late summer bank holiday weekend in the UK, noted in the cultural calendar as not only the conclusion of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe but also for two big music festivals – Reading and Leeds – where thousands of music fans congregate over three days to enjoy some terrific live sounds. If you can’t get to Reading or Leeds this weekend (or even if you can), you can also enjoy some terrific sounds with this week’s episode of The Friday Rock Show with Ewan Spence which I had the great pleasure of presenting on Ewan’s behalf while he continued presenting and producing The Edinburgh Fringe Show podcasts. Listen to The Friday Rock Show #205 August 26, 2011 (MP3, 33.6Mb, 24:28) […]

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Campaign launched to help labels affected by Sony warehouse fire

LabelLove raising money for indie labels who lost stock in London riots blaze that destroyed Pias distribution centre

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