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Marc Jacobs to Sell Fragrance for Tweets

Marc Jacobs Daisy fragranceWho needs cash when you have a Twitter account?

So says execs for the upcoming Marc Jacobs pop-up shop for New York Fashion Week, anyway. Appropriately titled the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop, the company will offer visitors goods in exchange for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook posts with the hashtag "#MJDaisyChain." So while it may be considered free by American monetary standards, the Marc Jacobs products will be paid for with social networking fare.

The shop - which will be open from February 7 to February 9 - comes complete with a lounge, a Daisy photo booth (for your Instagram, of course!), drinks, and Wi-Fi (naturally).

Additionally, "he most creative social media posts" will win Marc Jacobs accessories throughout the day. Sounds like a good deal for any fashionista!

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Britney’s Las Vegas Show Is a Hit

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Concerts / Tours, Industry News, Pop,

Britney Spears in Las VegasBritney Spears' residency is already the best-selling Las Vegas show of the year.

The "Perfume" singer, who kicked off Britney: Piece Of Me at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on December 27 last year, has already outsold Las Vegas residencies by Celine Dion, Elton John, Shania Twain and Rod Stewart. It is also the third highest-selling residency ever, behind Elton John's, which began in 2009, and Celine Dion's show, which started in 2011.

The 32-year-old star has only performed four shows so far, but tickets are on sale for concerts through to September. According to ticket website StubHub, 14 per cent of all tickets sold for Britney's show so far this year were for her February 14 concert, although they have declined to provide exact sales figures.

A number of big names have already been to see Britney live in Las Vegas, including Katy Perry, Adam Lambert and Miley Cyrus, who was seen dancing on the front row during the first 90-minute show in December.


Britney’s Album Set to Flop?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, The Charts, Pop, New Releases,

Britney SpearsBritney Spears is facing embarrassment over sales of her new album.

According to early figures, Britney Jean, the singer's eighth studio album shifted just 6,400 copies on its first day of release, including pre-orders. The record, which features her single "Work B*tch," is currently at number 14 in the UK Album Chart and was released on Monday after being streamed on iTunes for a week for fans.

Critics have described the songs as "disappointing," but the 32-year-old singer said she is proud of the effort. In an open letter on her website, she said, "I poured my heart and soul into this album. I know I keep telling you it is my most personal record yet, but it's true and I'm really proud of that. I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to."

The pop star, who will start her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood this month, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide of her debut record Baby One More Time, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.


One Direction Have Fastest Selling Perfume of 2013

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Health & Beauty,

One Direction perfume, Our MomentOne Direction's perfume Our Moment has become the fastest selling perfume of the year.

The "Little Things" boy band - consisting of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - are once again smelling sweet success as their first ever fragrance, marketed towards their ever-loyal female fan base, has sold more than any other scents in 2013 in the UK. Our Moment is also retail chain The Perfume Shop's best selling fragrance in history and the company was even forced to bring in extra staff to meet demand from the group's obsessed admirers.

"The success of Our Moment is something One Direction are very proud of. The incredible level of sales we've seen so far of Our Moment and the overwhelming feedback given by fans is a reflection of the band's involvement in every stage of its creation and their desire to make a personal and unique product for their fans," said Faye Langworthy of One Direction's management firm, Modest! Management.

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Amazon discounting Kindle Fire HD to $179 for Mother’s Day

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Hot Deals,

Kindle Fire HD 8.9

If you've been thinking about picking up a Kindle Fire HD for Mom (or even yourself!), now might be the time, as Amazon is offering a nice discount its 7-inch flagship models through May 12th. Using promo code FIRE4MOM during checkout, you'll save $20 on the tablet, bringing the price down to $179 for the 16 GB model, and $209 for the 32 GB version. We're sure that Mom wouldn't mind receiving one of these for Valentine's Day, especially with all the Amazon Prime benefits, and we'll keep the fact that you got it on sale between us, okay?

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Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S are the two best-selling smartphones in the world

Strategy Analytics already reported that the iPhone 5 was the best-selling smartphone in the US, but now it's saying that Apple extends its dominance worldwide as well. As such, the iPhone 5 sold an estimated 27.4 million units during the fourth quarter of 2012, as compared to Samsung's Galaxy S III selling 15.4 million units. What's more, the iPhone 4S also outsold the S3 with 17.4 million units moved. This gives Apple the two most popular smartphones on the market, with a little over a 20 percent share in the global market.

We reported earlier on how Samsung will be announcing its Galaxy S IV in March, so the tides may change very soon. Until Apple releases the iPhone 5S, that is.


Apple announces 25 billion songs sold through iTunes

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Music,

iTunes 25 billion regina spektor

Apple is touting the latest milestone for iTunes, as the service has now sold over 25 billion songs. The 25 billionth track sold was Chase Buch's "Monkey Drums (Goksel Vancin Remix)" by Phillip Lüpke, who Apple will be rewarding with a €10,000 gift card. Not bad. "We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world." said Apple's Eddy Cue, who went on to mention that iTunes sells over 15,000 songs per minute. Who says no one buys music anymore?

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Amazon discounting Kindle Fire HD 8.9”: $30 off Wi-Fi, $50 off LTE

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Hot Deals,

Kindle Fire HD 8.9

If you've been thinking about picking up a Kindle Fire HD 8.9", now might be the time, as Amazon is offering a nice discount on the Wi-Fi and LTE models through February 8th. Using promo code FIRELOVE during checkout, you'll save $30 on the Wi-Fi model, bringing the price down to $269, and $50 on the version with AT&T LTE built-in, making that one $449. We're sure that the special someone in your life wouldn't mind receiving one of these for Valentine's Day, and we'll keep the fact that you got it on sale between us, okay?

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David Bowie Single Banned from Charts

David BowieDavid Bowie's new single has been banned from the UK charts.

The legendary singer released "Where Are We Now?" - his first track in 10 years - on Tuesday to coincide with his 66th birthday and it shot straight to the top of the iTunes downloads chart. But as well as being sold, it is also being given away to fans who pre-order his album, so chart bosses say it cannot be counted.

The Official Charts Company said, "It is not possible to distinguish album sales from track sales from the retail data."

Bowie's album, The Next Day, is out in March but already tops the iTunes chart with advance orders.

Yesterday, it was revealed Bowie wanted his new album cover to be as "minimal and undesigned as possible." The main picture on The Next Day was made by the singer with design company Barnbrook, and features the cover of his 1977 album Heroes in black and white, with the middle part obscured by a white block featuring the album's title.

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Bob Dylan’s Rare Album

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Folk, Rock, New Releases,

Bob DylanBob Dylan has produced just 100 copies of his new album.

The 71-year-old singer's record label, Sony, decided to create the super-limited edition four-CD album, entitled The 50th Anniversary Collection, to avoid losing control of the songs under European Union copyright rules. The album features 86 live tracks and studio outtakes recorded by Dylan in 1962-63, including a previously unheard version of his classic "Blowin' In The Wind."

According to sources at Sony, the compilation isn't really meant for mass consumption and is just an attempt to keep the tracks from entering the public domain. "This isn't a scheme to make money. The whole point of copyrighting [this material] is that we intend to do something with it at some point in the future. But it wasn't the right time to do it right after [Dylan] released Tempest," a source explained to Rolling Stone.

The 100 copies have been sent to specialist record collector shops in Britain, Germany, France and Sweden, and the rare item is already being sold for $1,600 on eBay.


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