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‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts’ are the music industry’s answer to the ‘Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings’

Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 11.26.18 PMYesterday, Twitter Music partnered with Billboard to unveil  Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts, “new, interactive charts redefine how fans interact with, and influence, popular content by ranking the most popular songs being shared on Twitter in the U.S.” The announcement was made in NYC at an event where popular singer Austin Mahone performed and unveiled his own Twitter success. The announcement felt like the music industry’s answer to what has generally been a successful partnership for Twitter and Nielsen. Read more

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Viggle launches a store to allow users to redeem points for music downloads

Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 11.33.44 AMIn one of their biggest announcements since inception, social TV company Viggle just announced a brand new Viggle Store that will allow users to redeem points for music downloads. The relationship between music and television has been an extremely strong driver of social conversations around programs. Viggle, who recently went public on NASDAQ is now making a big investment in the music community and social TV. Here are the details. Read more

Three Social Activations That Will Drive Tonight’s ‘Premio Lo Nuestro’ Latin Music Awards

premio.aiTonight at 8pm EST, the 26th annual ‘Premio Lo Nuestro’ Latin Music Awards will air on Univision. Last year, we wrote about T-Mobile’s role in making the show’s Silver Jubilee the most social yet.  T-Mobile returns this year as the presenting sponsor, and the show seeks to surpass last year’s success and scale with new social and digital integrations.

Last year’s telecast reached 11.6 million viewers and made Univision the No. 2 network for the night (regardless of language) among Adults 18-34 for the fourth consecutive year. Social has proven to be an extremely powerful ratings driver for music award shows, and Univision will attempt to build buzz before, during, and after tonight’s show mainly via three new activations:

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Teaming up with Bravo on curated playlists for shows, Spotify makes big social TV splash

spotifynew_large_verge_medium_landscapeSpotify and Bravo have announced a collaboration leading up to the premieres of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules, and Thicker Than Water, and the partnership will make Bravo Spotify’s first U.S. TV partner to develop custom playlists for specific shows. The partnership is already getting tons of buzzRead more

For those who think there’s no longer music on MTV

Yes, MTV is home to hits like Jersey Shore, 16 and Pregnant and most lately BUCKWILD (the premiere episode even beat Jersey Shore’s original debut). For all the critics that claim there’s no more music on MTV, their Artists To Watch program will make you think again. Read more

Exclusive: Shazam launches partnership with WWE, reveals TV music data

Shazam continues to launch major partnerships with TV, this time with WWE. On July 23rd users will be able unlock exclusive content in honor of RAW's 1000th episode. Lost Remote has learned exclusively about the details of the partnership in addition to never before released data on what music is being Shazamed during TV.

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The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on social TV and OMAs [video]

At #MashCon, MTV's Dermot McCormack announced the new O Music Awards (OMAs), a 24-hour live streamed bus tour at the end of June. One of the big goals of the social media infused extravaganza would be an attempt to break Jay-Z's record for most concerts performed in 24-hours. Today, the OMAs announced that The Flaming Lips will be the band on the bus partaking in the most un-traditional awards show ever. Before the announcement, we spoke with frontrunner Wayne Coyne at MTV's Times Square office about how he uses social media and his favorite TV shows.

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What Spotify's new app platform could mean for social TV

Spotify just announced an app store, which could significantly change the music industry and potentially provide an amazing platform for TV companies to connect music on TV with fans. The first new apps, which can be previewed for US users here (and will roll out to consumers in December), will be free. The launch includes, "Billboard, Fuse, The Guardian, Last.fm, Moodagent, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Songkick, Soundrop, TuneWiki and We Are Hunted, with Top10 and ShareMyPlaylists apps coming soon."

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How Shazam's changing media buys on TV

In the old days, you'd hear a song on TV, scramble to remember a few lyrics, Google them and then download the song on iTunes -- if you're lucky enough to find it. But the music-identification app Shazam is driving iTunes downloads on its own, and as they've provided us the chart below, TV can play a big role. HBO is known for their musically significant series finales that bring songs back from the dead. When the final moments of Entourage concluded on September 11th and Led Zeppelin's "Going to California" played, viewers punched up their Shazam apps and tagged it (identified it) nearly 25,000 times:

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'Death Cab' debuts music video live on Facebook

In the old days, you'd hear a song on TV, scramble to remember a few lyrics, Google them and then download the song on iTunes -- if you're lucky enough to find it. But the music-identification app Shazam is driving iTunes downloads on its own, and as they've provided us the chart below, TV can play a big role. HBO is known for their musically significant series finales that bring songs back from the dead. When the final moments of Entourage concluded on September 11th and Led Zeppelin's "Going to California" played, viewers punched up their Shazam apps and tagged it (identified it) nearly 25,000 times:

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