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Posted in MusicWorld on February 6, 2012
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Photo by Drew Kennedy, songwriter, novelist and photographer. See more at www.drewkennedymusic.com.

Important stories for working songwriters:

Billboard highlights the music that made the 2012 SuperBowl ads.

The New York Times looks at the relationship between songs and the politicians who use them.

The iHeartRadio app now includes college stations, and Rolling Stone helps spread the good news.

Cloud music’s future was discussed at midem 2012 in Cannes, and for those of us unable to fly to France for the summit, Billboard.biz breaks down the debate.

The Verge sizes up the CyberStep KDJ-ONE, a mobile music creation device that generated buzz at NAMM.

John WilliamsStar Wars theme is delivered by dogs in a new Volkswagon commercial. Ad Age explores how ad agency Deutsch pulled it off.

It’s official: We’re addicted to YouTube. One hour of video is uploaded to the site every second. The Atlantic analyzes the numbers.

Kickstarter helped fund plenty of films that premiered at Sundance 2012. The New York Times puts independent-backing by the people into perspective.

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