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The Ultimate Guide to Streaming Media [Infographic]

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Music, TV shows, and movies have all gone digital, and there are a number of streaming services to choose from. But if you’re going to pay for them, you’re going to want to read the fine print. Should you switch from Netflix to Hulu Plus? Is Spotify better than Grooveshark? This infographic breaks down the advantages and disadvantages of different streaming services and provides statistics on how quickly other consumers are adopting new technology.

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Mediabistro Course

Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

SoundCloud Raises $50 Million

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SoundCloud, a platform for recording and sharing music online, has just completed a round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from GGV Capital.  The dollar amount was undisclosed, but according to the press release, the funds were raised to allow for further expansion and scaling for mobile and international markets. TechCrunch believes the amount is $50 million and that “SoundCloud’s founders Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss are gunning to do what YouTube did in video, but for audio.”

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5 Social Music Sites That Let You Tune Into Your Friends' Tastes

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MUSICICONIf you like music, then you probably want to be able to stream it online, listen to your friends’ favorites, and share your favorites with friends. I have been looking for social music sites like these for the past few years, and have come up with a list of 5 streaming music sites that have great social features. Enjoy the list and please leave us a comment below about your favorite social music sites.
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Nothing Is Free: Musicians Make Money

lastfmEvery time I hear artists bellyaching that they are in the poorhouse because of the Internet, I wince in pain. Even if you’re not selling CD’s, there are a million and one other ways to parlay your musical success into a small fortune.

And Last.fm has proven that even free makes money. Read more