#Newsfeed: The humble hashtag turns 10; Dubset makes Sony the first major label legalised for remixing; The solar eclipse was bigger than last four Super Bowls on Facebook
Plus should Google own the verb “google”?
Facebook, giving back publishers a piece of their identities, is letting them display their logos alongside headlines. In a move that’s aimed to prevent Facebook users from attributing news to “something I read on Facebook”, the visual cue will also enhance brand recognition amongst publishers. In its blog post announcing the new logo option, Facebook noted a Pew Research survey in which only 56 percent of readers recalled the source of news read through social media sites.
Read more about this new feature here.
Read more about the hashtag’s 10th birthday here.
Chance The Rapper has taken to Instagram to tease new music. The short video clip, captioned with “Mr. #1dubplate” reveals samples from Soul for Real’s 1995 single “Every Little Thing I Do” and The Gap Band’s “Outstanding.”
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Spotify and Apple Music could soon get the legal grey area of music like remixes and DJ sets that today live unofficially on SoundCloud. Sony Music Entertainment today became the first major record label to allow its music to be monetised through unofficial mixes thanks to a deal with rights clearance startup Dubset. That means Sony’s master recordings will be indexed by Dubset, and rights holders will be compensated even if just a tiny one-second snippet of their song is used in a DJ set or remix.
Read more about this game-changing deal here.
- Facebook Lets Publishers Put Logos Next to Headlines [via AdAge]
- The solar eclipse was bigger for Facebook than any of the last four Super Bowls [via Recode]
- Facebook ‘not moving fast enough to stop fake news’: Nick Xenophon [via SMH]
- 8 Reasons Why Brands Should Be Using Facebook Live [via Social Media Today]
- Twitter celebrates 10 years of the #hashtag – invented by accident? [via Mediaweek]
- Barcelona Twitter account hacked as club ‘announce’ signing of Angel Di Maria [via Goal.com]
- Chance the Rapper Teases New Music in Instagram Video [via Billboard]
- Aubrey Plaza On “Ingrid Goes West” And How Instagram Feeds Obsession [via Fast Company]
- ARIA Chart Predictions: Gang Of Youths & Thy Art Is Murder to rep Sydney in the Albums Chart [via The Music Network]
- Sony Music’s new deal with Dubset will let it monetise unofficial remixes [via The Verge]
- New Taylor Swift Single This Friday After Her Social Media Blackout Breaks Internet [via hypebot]
- Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ Ties Record for Most Weeks in Hot 100’s Top 10 [via Billboard]
- Beyoncé and Laverne Cox Collaborating on New Project [via Pitchfork]
- LCD Soundsystem’s new VR experience lets you join the dance party [via Mashable]
- Watch Queens of the Stone Age talk to their own albums in ‘Villains’ focus group [via NME]
- Why Indie Bands Go Major Label in the Streaming Era [via Pitchfork]
- Someone Tested 25,700 Ecstasy Pills at Festivals Around the World. Here Are the Results. [via Digital Music News]
- Artist and event database Viberate wants to become “a kind of IMDb for music” [via FACT Magazine]
- Linkin Park Planning Chester Bennington Memorial Event In LA [via Stereogum]
- Macklemore Drops Tracklist & Cover Art For New Solo LP “Gemini” [via HipHopDX]
- Mick Molloy on his return to drive radio with Triple M [via Mediaweek]
- The Yamaha R-N303 lets you listen to music in almost any format [via Digital Trends]
- Spotify launches in Thailand with subscription price of less than $4 a month [via Music Business Worldwide]
- LinkedIn opens video uploads to all as part of a bigger video push [via TechCrunch]
- Vice, Broadsheet, Pedestrian.TV, Junkee and FBi radio agree to enrolment blackout [via Mumbrella]
- The Church of Satan has one hell of a social media team [via The Next Web]
- Medium will now pay writers based on how many claps they get [via The Verge]
- Should Google own the verb “google”? [via Quartz]
- To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories [via Quartz]
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