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At the Midem discussion panel, head of global digital business at Universal Music Group Rob Wells said that streaming services don’t cannibalize actual sales… but does make physical product more rare and collectible (presumably because less people are buying it). Hmm....

Universal is backing a new TV singing based competition show, where performers can battle it out on the mics for a cash prize. Why. Why. musicweek.com...

John Brockman’s latest offering of essays asks “How is the internet changing the way you think?” It’s one of the most celebrated inventions in history, but how does it actually effect us? telegraph.co.uk...

Black March has come out of nowhere, not really fronted by anyone and claims that all people should ‘boycott’ entertainment products. They’re really missing the point of what the entertainment companies are angry about. digitalmusicnews.com...

How to turn the world into a massive animated art space? The growth of 3D projections has meant that brands such as Samsung can create incredible visual displays on everyday buildings. mashable.com ...

In a week where Murdoch’s Sky network goes from being owned by the most evil man in the whole world to a very profitable piggy bank, ITV and the BBC have revealed new plans to integrate their watch again services via the Sky HD+ system. mediaweek.co.uk...

Transport for London has launched a new campaign to get people aware of the effects the games will have on Olympic transport, via a website called ‘Get Ahead of the Games’. marketingmagazine.co.uk...

Facebook is launching a ‘what matters to you?’ campaign which could result in your face appearing on Times Sq in New York. The idea is to get people talking about politics online, but is it always the best situation to discuss politics in? mashable.com...

Some statistics have been put into a handy infographic. One example: iTunes has now sold 15+ billion tracks, while Limewire gave away 30 billion between 2004-09. hypebot.com...

The head of digital at Universal Music Group, Rob Wells, has come out against recent claims by bands such as The Black Keys that Spotify cannibalizes sales as ‘totally bogus’. Maybe we should ask The Black Keys, who are currently seeing their recent albums being...