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The Pirate Bay Spin-Off Site Blocked by ISPs

A recent spin-off of the notorious The Pirate Bay website has been blocked by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the United Kingdom. Its owners are upset because, unlike The Pirate Bay, the new site is reportedly not breaking any laws. 'The Promo ... Bay' is the name of the website spun-off from the Sweden-based ' The Pirate Bay ' file sharing website which for years has allegedly facilitated the illegal sharing of copyright-protected media files. Blocked Site Gave Indie Artists a Voice The Promo Bay, however, was created to help promote the work of indie musicians, artists, and filmmakers. ... (view more)

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Microsoft Ignites New Music Program

Music buffs unite! Microsoft has just launched Ignition, a new music initiative aimed at giving new recording artists exposure via various Microsoft channels. The Ignition program will utilize Zune, Xbox and MSN to offer exposure to new artists for ... over a month. Zune Marketplace and will offer free downloads and features, Xbox LIVE Marketplace will feature video downloads, and MSN Video and MSN Music will provide promotional video and music streams. (Source: ) As Microsoft's director of music marketing Christina Callo explains, "the Ignition program is designed to help ... (view more)

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