They've been around almost as long as the Web, but lately they've made stunning gains in influence. Are they the new music labels?
Similarities between an advertisement for MSN.com and a popular song have been discovered.
Universal Music Group's catalog will be available to the pop-culture community, and the label's artists will have a deeper presence on Buzznet blogs.
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There are profiles, friend lists, and photo-sharing, but Buzznet CEO Tyler Goldman says he wants his company to be a big-media player, not the next MySpace. But is there a difference?
Alan Citron, a former journalist who most recently headed AOL's celebrity gossip outlet, will join the pop culture-centric social site as head of "special projects."
iHeartNewMusic is basically a customized version of Safari with links to music blogs. It's adequate, but music fans could compile their own lists for free.
Music video filmed with green screen; fans encouraged to fill it in.
Former music writer Jeff Leeds will take the helm of the editorial content at the social site, which has acquired music blogs like Stereogum and Idolator.
Music-focused social networks Imeem and Buzznet are also growing fast, Nielsen finds, and Facebook continues to grow, but not as quickly as one might expect.