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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

Instagram Marketing

Instagram MarketingStarting October 27, learn how to gain likes and followers on one of the most popular social media platforms! In this course, you'll learn how to develop an Instagram strategy that will make your profile stand out and gain new followers, tell a brand story through photos, and use your Instagram profile to drive your sales and business objectives. 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